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Start Preparing for Hurricane Season Early

by Dave Noel | August 21, 2018 | Tips and Tricks

Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but when it comes to being prepared for hurricanes, you don’t want to delay. Make the best use of your time and resources while the weather is nice—it’ll be much more difficult once the harsh winds start blowing, the stores have run out of supplies, and the gas stations have run dry….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

No-Deposit Electricity: How to Qualify—and What to Do If You Don’t

by Mike Strayer | November 10, 2017 | Texas Energy, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

You may have noticed a lot of electric companies in Texas brag about no-deposit electricity. This sounds great on the surface, but their boasts are usually all hat and no cattle. What they usually don’t tell you is sometimes folks don’t qualify. To help make sense of all this, we’re here to give you the…Read more

What to Do in a Power Outage Part 2

What to Do in a Power Outage Part 2

by Amigo Energy | July 21, 2017 | Renewable Energy, Tips and Tricks

In our first power outage post, we covered what to do immediately after your electricity goes out. But what happens when the lights are out for more than a couple of hours? Never fear—we’ve put together some helpful tips for when your power doesn’t return immediately. 1. Be Careful with Emergency Lighting If the power doesn’t…Read more

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What to Do in a Power Outage Part 1

by Amigo Energy | July 13, 2017 | Renewable Energy, Tips and Tricks

Previously, we’ve covered what causes power outages in Texas. But have you ever wondered what to do first when your lights go out? Wonder no more because we have some advice based on our years of experience in the energy business. This post covers what you should do immediately after a Texas power outage and…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 to Minimize Your Carbon Footprint with Carbon Offsets

by Amigo Energy | March 21, 2017 | Tips and Tricks

Conserving energy is just the tip of the iceberg these days. To really make a difference, you need to reduce your carbon footprint significantly—down to zero, if possible. But beyond giving more thought to things like travel and energy consumption, the path to carbon neutrality remains a mystery to most; some people buy hybrid cars,…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

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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

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6 Things that Cause Power Outages in Texas

by Amigo Energy | February 8, 2017 | Texas Energy, Tips and Tricks

If you’ve lived in Texas for long, chances are you’re all too familiar with power outages. These events occur fairly frequently in the state thanks to characteristics of its land and weather. Texas is a diverse state, with climates turning from arid to humid as you go west to east, so there’s a lot of…Read more

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