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The Most Popular Electric Cars by State

by Amigo Energy | May 14, 2018 | Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Science and Technology

In this day and age, so many are involved in the ever-growing conversation about climate change and air quality that the issue has been catapulted to the forefront of the environmental movement, with no real long-term solution on the horizon (yet). However, the avenues you can take to lead a more sustainable life are plentiful—like…Read more

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How Smart Sprinklers Help You Save Water and Money

by Dave Noel | August 14, 2018 | Uncategorized

The heat is on! Texans are no strangers to extreme heat during the summer months, as you know well. For most homeowners, staying cool is challenge enough in the summer, but there’s also the matter of taking care of your lawn and garden. The scorching Texan sun and unpredictable weather make it difficult to keep…Read more

Do You Need a Smart Thermostat?

by Dave Noel | August 14, 2018 | Uncategorized

With the Texas summer heat reaching peak intensity, everyone is doing their best to stay cool while also trying to keep their energy costs under control. As you know, managing summer cooling costs is a challenge. Running your air conditioning at full blast, 24/7 can take a toll on your energy bill. But going without…Read more

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Luz Sin Depósito: Cómo Calificar y Qué Hacer Si No Calificas

by Quinn Thurman | May 15, 2018 | Uncategorized

Tal vez has notado que muchas compañías de luz en Texas hacen alarde de ofrecer luz sin depósito. Esto se escucha muy bien, pero su alarde es más bien “mucho ruido y pocas nueces”, y lo que estas compañías no te dicen es que en ocasiones los clientes no califican. Para ayudarte a entender mejor…Read more

Ceiling Fan Direction for Summer and Winter

Best Ceiling Fan Direction for Summer and Winter

by Quinn Thurman | May 7, 2018 | Energy Efficiency

Feeling cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter ain’t rocket science—it’s as easy as changing your ceiling fan direction. In this post, you’ll learn which direction is best for each season and how to change the direction of your ceiling fan, as well as a few other related tips. What’s the best ceiling…Read more

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9 Extrañas Maneras de Generar Electricidad

by Quinn Thurman | April 30, 2018 | Renewable Energy

  Recorrimos el Internet y recopilamos diez de las maneras más interesantes y extrañas de generar electricidad. Como esta lista lo indica, producir energía puede ser un proceso engorroso, por eso, tal vez sea mejor que los profesionales se encarguen del trabajo sucio. Con suerte y en el futuro las compañías de servicios públicos podrán…Read more

How to Sleep Better by Adjusting Your Temperature

by Mike Strayer | April 3, 2018 | Tips and Tricks

If you’re one of the lucky ones who gets enough quality sleep every night, you probably aren’t scouring the Internet for the best temperatures for sleeping—or, likewise, finding your way to this blog post. Let’s face it, good sleep is hard to come by, which is why we’ve put together this post highlighting some ways…Read more

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8 Solar Energy Pros and Cons that Might Surprise You

by Mike Strayer | March 29, 2018 | Renewable Energy, Science and Technology

Everything has pros and cons—even solar energy. Curious what could possibly be wrong with something that produces cleaner energy and lower electric bills? Well, you might be surprised. (Don’t worry, the pros outweigh the cons.) Read on to discover eight important advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. Solar Energy Pros Cleaner Energy As of 2016,…Read more

Is natural gas clean?

Is Natural Gas Clean?

by Mike Strayer | March 5, 2018 | Science and Technology

Over the past couple of decades, pundits and experts alike have claimed that natural gas is a clean fuel. But does that claim hold water (or gas, rather)? Some of the fossil fuel giant’s biggest critics think otherwise, going as far as to require advertisers to re-label natural gas “the least polluting fossil fuel.” In…Read more

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Renewable Energy vs Fossil Fuels: 5 Essential Facts

by Tyson Stevens | January 25, 2018 | Renewable Energy

You’ve probably heard that renewable energy is evolving at a rapid pace while fossil fuels are going the way of the dinosaur. But you still may be thinking: What does all this talk actually mean? Have no fear—we’ve outlined five things you need to know about renewable energy and fossil fuels to help you understand…Read more

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