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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

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

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips

by Amigo Energy | May 26, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Tips and Tricks

If you’ve lived through a Texas summer, you know about heat on a whole different level from the rest of the country. You also likely know how easily your electricity bill can spike during the warmer seasons. However, with a few smart choices, you can reduce your electricity bill while keeping your family comfortable and…Read more

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How Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Compare to Incandescent Lighting

by Amigo Energy | April 6, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Science and Technology, Uncategorized

Incandescent bulbs have been the standard in electric lighting since their invention. But as electricity costs rise across the United States, competition for this simple product has peaked, and a new crop of energy-efficient lightbulbs is slowly phasing out the incandescent bulb. Upgrading to fluorescent, LED, or halogen lightbulbs can help you cut costs on…Read more

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Smart vs. Programmable Thermostats

by Amigo Energy | February 23, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Science and Technology, Tips and Tricks

Proper use of programmable thermostats can save around $180 per year on heating and cooling costs according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But let’s be honest—how many homeowners properly use programmable thermostats? These small devices can be complicated to use on the simplest of days, and program changes for Daylight Saving Time or school-less…Read more

Conserve Energy in the office

8 Ways to Conserve Energy at the Office

by Amigo Energy | February 15, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Tips and Tricks

Are you interested in boosting your company’s energy efficiency, but worried about the investment required? You’re in luck—installing solar panels and new windows aren’t the only ways to make your workplace more energy efficient; any business can be eco-friendly by inspiring employee efforts and kicking off initiatives to conserve energy across the company. Here are…Read more

green energy leaders in texas

7 Green Energy Leaders in Texas

by Amigo Energy | February 1, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Science and Technology, Texas Energy, Tips and Tricks

Though you may not think of oil-country Texas as a green energy state, plenty of businesses, government organizations, and progressive individuals have become sustainability champions for the state. Texas, called a “Renewable Energy Pioneer” by the Wall Street Journal, actually has the most wind power capacity and the most solar potential of any state. It’s…Read more

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4 Ways a Smart Thermostat Can Save Energy

by Amigo Energy | January 26, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Science and Technology, Tips and Tricks

Smart thermostats are the next generation of home technology. Not only are they sleek and smart, but they also provide a wealth of information about your home’s power use that can help you improve your overall energy efficiency.   Here are four ways a smart thermostat can help you conserve energy in your home. 1….Read more

5 Energy-Saving Resolutions

5 Easy Energy-Saving Resolutions for 2017

by Amigo Energy | January 4, 2017 | Energy Efficiency, Tips and Tricks

It’s 2017, and you know what that means: it’s resolution time again. Joining the gym and eating healthy are respectable goals, but why not try something new and make this year the year you beef up your home’s energy efficiency? Here are five easy energy-saving resolutions that are good for the environment—and for your bank…Read more

Energy Efficiency Checklist

Home Energy Efficiency Checklist

by Amigo Energy | December 22, 2016 | Energy Efficiency, Tips and Tricks

It takes a lot of energy to keep your home feeling comfortable all year long. We’ve got good news, though: there are plenty of ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and bring your overall energy use down. So grab a pen and start checking these efficiency-boosting initiatives off your to-do list. Install Blackout…Read more

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