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Unmasking the Truth: How Texans Are Overpaying for Free Nights and Bill Credit Plans

EnergyBot's study reveals that Texans often overpay for electricity plans with "free" nights and bill credits. Discover more.
July 2024
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Unmasking the Truth: How Texans Are Overpaying for Free Nights and Bill Credit Plans

Energy Efficient Windows Dallas: Enhance Your Home's Comfort and Save Money

Discover the benefits of energy-efficient windows for Dallas homes, including reduced energy bills and enhanced comfort.
June 2024
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Energy Efficient Windows Dallas: Enhance Your Home's Comfort and Save Money

Is Average Billing for Electricity Worth It? A Detailed Analysis

Explore whether average billing can simplify your budgeting by smoothing out monthly electric bills based on yearly usage.
June 2024
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Is Average Billing for Electricity Worth It? A Detailed Analysis

How to Report a Power Outage In Your Area

Ever found yourself in a sudden blackout? Here's how you can report a power outage quickly and effectively.
April 2024
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How to Report a Power Outage In Your Area

Ways to Receive Financial Assistance With Your Electricity Bill in Texas

Struggling with utility bills in Texas? Discover programs and resources to help you manage utility costs.
April 2024
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Ways to Receive Financial Assistance With Your Electricity Bill in Texas

Provider Comparison: TXU Energy vs Green Mountain Energy

TXU Energy vs Green Mountain Energy. See which provider we recommend to power your home or business in Texas.
March 2024
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Provider Comparison: TXU Energy vs Green Mountain Energy

Honest Reliant Energy Free Nights and Weekends Review

Read an honest review of Reliant Energy's Free Nights and Weekends plans.
February 2024
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Honest Reliant Energy Free Nights and Weekends Review

Compare Texas Solar Buyback Plans

Discover the best Texas solar buyback plans for 2024! Compare rates, terms, and providers to maximize savings and make the most of your solar investment.
March 2024
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Compare Texas Solar Buyback Plans

Unbiased Review: Reliant Energy vs. TXU Energy in Texas

Explore an unbiased comparison between Reliant vs. TXU Energy for Texas residents.
February 2024
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Unbiased Review: Reliant Energy vs. TXU Energy in Texas

Recommended Thermostat Settings for Summer and Winter

Discover the best thermostat settings for summer and winter to save on energy and lessen costs.
February 2024
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Recommended Thermostat Settings for Summer and Winter

Everything You Need in Your Power Outage Emergency Kit

Discover the essential items to include in your power outage emergency kit to stay safe and comfortable during emergencies.
February 2024
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Everything You Need in Your Power Outage Emergency Kit

The Hottest Temperatures Recorded in Texas

The Lone Star State is no stranger to heat, but these record temps will have you sweating in your boots.
February 2024
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The Hottest Temperatures Recorded in Texas

Energy Deregulation: States with Deregulated Electricity & Natural Gas

See which U.S. states have deregulated electricity and natural gas.
February 2024
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Energy Deregulation: States with Deregulated Electricity & Natural Gas

Who Invented Electricity? History of Energy and Power

Discover the pioneers of modern electricity and learn how electrical energy was first integrated into our daily lives.
February 2024
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Who Invented Electricity? History of Energy and Power

Lubbock Energy Deregulation: Everything You Need to Know

Starting in January 2024 Lubbock, Texas will become a deregulated energy market. Here are all the important details you need to know to prepare for the switch.
December 2023
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Lubbock Energy Deregulation: Everything You Need to Know

TXU Free Nights and Weekends Plan: Is It Worth It?

An in-depth review of the pros and cons of the TXU Free Nights and Weekend Plan.
September 2023
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TXU Free Nights and Weekends Plan: Is It Worth It?

Texas Transmission and Distribution Fee Increase for 2023

See current TDU charges in Texas and how they effect your monthly electricity bill. Rates for every utility inside.
September 2023
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Texas Transmission and Distribution Fee Increase for 2023

Harnessing Energy Efficiency in Texas

Learn the major factors that can make or break your home's energy efficiency.
June 2023
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Harnessing Energy Efficiency in Texas

Dallas, Texas: Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficiency and Windows

Explore how the climate and various factors impact energy usage and efficiency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including insights into energy-efficient windows.
June 2023
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Dallas, Texas: Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficiency and Windows

Does Dimming Lights Save Energy?

Find out how and why dimming lights can save you money and be more energy efficient.
July 2023
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Does Dimming Lights Save Energy?

Energy Efficient Windows in Houston: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn how Houston's climate and other factors impact the energy efficiency of your home or business & discover the benefits of energy efficient windows.
June 2023
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Energy Efficient Windows in Houston: A Comprehensive Guide

Same Day Electricity - How to Get Your Lights On ASAP

Need your lights on today? Here is how to get same-day electricity service.
June 2023
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Same Day Electricity - How to Get Your Lights On ASAP

When is the best time to do laundry?

Learn how you can save energy and be more efficient on laundry day.
July 2023
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When is the best time to do laundry?

How Efficient Are Solar Panels

How efficient are solar panels compared to other types of energy generation?
March 2023
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4 minutes
How Efficient Are Solar Panels

How does Daylight Savings Time Save Energy?

Learn how daylight savings time affects energy usage around the world.
July 2023
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How does Daylight Savings Time Save Energy?

Unlock Savings With These Energy Saving Devices!

These energy saving gadgets will cut your electric bill
March 2023
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6 minutes
Unlock Savings With These Energy Saving Devices!

Does Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Help Save Energy?

Find out why closing air vents might not be the energy-saving solution you thought.
March 2024
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Does Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Help Save Energy?

How Efficient is Nuclear Energy?

Learn how nuclear energy stacks up to other renewable and non-renewable types of energy generation.
March 2023
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How Efficient is Nuclear Energy?

How to Size a Water Heater

Everything you need to know to properly size a tank or tankless water heater for your home.
June 2023
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How to Size a Water Heater

Average Energy Consumption per Household [2024 U.S Study]

Learn about climate and other factors that determine home energy usage.
April 2024
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Average Energy Consumption per Household [2024 U.S Study]

How to Calculate Heating Efficiency and Fuel Costs

Learn how to calculate heating efficiency for your non-electric heating systems.
March 2023
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How to Calculate Heating Efficiency and Fuel Costs

Energy Efficient Appliance Shopping Guide

The most energy-efficient appliances to help you save on electric bills and be more eco-friendly.
March 2023
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Energy Efficient Appliance Shopping Guide

How To Find The Best Electric Company for Your Apartment

How to find the best electricity plan for your apartment
June 2023
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How To Find The Best Electric Company for Your Apartment

The 6 Best Energy Efficiency Dishwashers

Find the perfect energy-efficient dishwasher for your eco-friendly home.
March 2023
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The 6 Best Energy Efficiency Dishwashers

The 6 Best Energy-Efficient Ranges for Your Home

Find the right induction, electric, or gas range for your eco-friendly home.
July 2023
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The 6 Best Energy-Efficient Ranges for Your Home

What is SEER? Everything You Should Know About AC Efficiency Ratings

Learn what SEER and EER ratings are and how you can find your AC unit's rating.
July 2023
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What is SEER? Everything You Should Know About AC Efficiency Ratings

How to Calculate Energy Efficiency

A deep dive into energy efficiency for your home. Learn how to calculate energy efficiency and common acronyms for appliances.
March 2023
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How to Calculate Energy Efficiency

What You Need To Know About The California Solar Mandate

Learn how the California Solar Mandate changes how new homes are built.
July 2023
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What You Need To Know About The California Solar Mandate

The 9 Best Energy Efficient Refrigerators

Energy-efficient refrigerators that will reduce your electric bill.
March 2023
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The 9 Best Energy Efficient Refrigerators

Average Electricity Bills in Every State [Ranks for All States + DC]

Which states pay the most for electricity and which states are best for energy bill savings?
February 2024
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Average Electricity Bills in Every State [Ranks for All States + DC]

The 9 Best Energy Efficient Dryers [Gas & Electric]

See our top picks for the most energy-efficient gas and electric dryers.
March 2023
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The 9 Best Energy Efficient Dryers [Gas & Electric]

Home Energy Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act

Learn how programs to use the Inflation Reduction Act to get tax credits on energy efficiency upgrades
June 2023
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Home Energy Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act

New Home Energy Efficiency Checklist - 10 Things That Will Save You Thousands

Energy Efficiency checklist that will save you thousands on utility bills.
June 2023
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New Home Energy Efficiency Checklist - 10 Things That Will Save You Thousands

The 9 Best Energy Efficient Washers

Save money with these energy-efficient washing machines.
June 2023
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The 9 Best Energy Efficient Washers

Best Energy Efficient Window Air Conditioners [Summer Buyers Guide]

A collection of the best energy-efficient window units available.
June 2023
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Best Energy Efficient Window Air Conditioners [Summer Buyers Guide]

Best Mini Split ACs - What to Know Before You Buy

Here's what you should know before buying a ductless mini split air conditioning system.
June 2023
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Best Mini Split ACs - What to Know Before You Buy

Best Energy Efficient Air Conditioner [Central AC Buyers Guide]

Buying a Central Air Conditioner is complicated. Here's what you need to know before buying.
June 2023
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Best Energy Efficient Air Conditioner [Central AC Buyers Guide]

Best Pool Pumps [Energy-efficient Pumps to Lower Your Electric Bill]

Find the most reliable energy-efficient pool pump for your pool.
June 2023
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Best Pool Pumps [Energy-efficient Pumps to Lower Your Electric Bill]

The Best Generators for your RV in 2023

Our picks to power your RV on your next big trip.
March 2023
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The Best Generators for your RV in 2023

The Best Small Generators for Camping

We reviewed dozens of small camping generators to find the best options to power your campsite.
March 2023
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The Best Small Generators for Camping

Top 5 Small Generators for Easy Travel or Storage

These compact generators make it easy to camp comfortably in your RV or trailer with all the power you need.
July 2023
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Top 5 Small Generators for Easy Travel or Storage

The Quietest Generators for 2023

We reviewed dozens of the most popular generators to find the quietest generators on the market.
July 2023
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The Quietest Generators for 2023

How to Connect a Generator to Your Home

Everything you need to know to connect a portable generator to your home. 
April 2024
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How to Connect a Generator to Your Home

Best Home Backup Generators for 2023

We reviewed over 100 generators to find the best home backup system for 2022.
March 2023
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Best Home Backup Generators for 2023

No Deposit Electricity, Get Electricity Without A Credit Check

Learn how you can avoid or reduce your electricity deposit.
March 2023
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No Deposit Electricity, Get Electricity Without A Credit Check

Are Solar Panels Right for Your Business?

Find out if solar panels are the right choice for your business.
March 2023
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Are Solar Panels Right for Your Business?

The 6 Best Solar Powered Generators for 2023

Go off-grid or backup your power with these generators.
June 2023
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The 6 Best Solar Powered Generators for 2023

Best Energy Efficient Electric Space Heaters

Find the best indoor or outdoor electric heater
June 2023
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Best Energy Efficient Electric Space Heaters

The 7 Best Electric Lighters for 2023

The Best Electric Lighters for 2022
March 2023
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The 7 Best Electric Lighters for 2023

The Pros and Cons of Solar Panels: What You Need to Know

The advantages and disadvantages of solar energy
June 2023
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The Pros and Cons of Solar Panels: What You Need to Know

How many solar panels do I need?

Learn how many solar panels you need
April 2024
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How many solar panels do I need?

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels usually last 25-30 years.
July 2023
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How long do solar panels last?

Payback Period for Solar Panels

Learn how long it will take to payoff your solar panel system.
June 2023
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Payback Period for Solar Panels

Who Is My Energy Supplier

Not sure who your energy supplier is? We'll show you how to find out.
March 2023
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Who Is My Energy Supplier

Texas Energy Deregulation

Everything you need to know about Texas energy deregulation.
March 2023
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Texas Energy Deregulation

A Rainbow of Safety: The Story Behind the Balls on Power Lines

The bright-colored balls on power lines actually serve a purpose.
April 2023
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A Rainbow of Safety: The Story Behind the Balls on Power Lines

Why Can Birds Sit on Power Lines?

The bright-colored balls on power lines actually serve a purpose.
March 2023
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Why Can Birds Sit on Power Lines?

How Many Watts Does a Microwave Use?

Learn how to estimate your microwaves energy consumption.
July 2023
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How Many Watts Does a Microwave Use?

Solar Panel Cost Guide for 2023

See average pricing for solar panels by system size.
June 2023
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Solar Panel Cost Guide for 2023

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Learn how solar panels work and how they work with your solar system.
March 2023
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How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar Power Purchase Agreements Explained

Learn how Solar Power Purchase Agreements work.
March 2023
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Solar Power Purchase Agreements Explained

What is Net Metering and How it Works

Learn what net metering is and what it means for your solar system.
March 2023
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What is Net Metering and How it Works

Best Solar Batteries: 2023 Solar Battery Guide

Our list of the best solar batteries available in 2021
March 2023
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Best Solar Batteries: 2023 Solar Battery Guide

What are SRECs? Everything You Need to Know about Solar Energy Credits

Learn how Solar Energy Credits or SRECs work for your solar system.
June 2023
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What are SRECs? Everything You Need to Know about Solar Energy Credits

Federal Solar Tax Credit and Incentives

Everything you need to know about the federal solar tax credit.
February 2024
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Federal Solar Tax Credit and Incentives

Types of Solar Panels: Mono, Poly, and Thin Solar Panels

Learn the difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels.
July 2023
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Types of Solar Panels: Mono, Poly, and Thin Solar Panels

What to Do When You See a Downed Power Line [FAQs]

What should you do and how to stay safe if you see a downed powerline.
March 2023
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What to Do When You See a Downed Power Line [FAQs]

Hotel Energy Consumption & Conservation Methods

Learn about Hotel utility expenses and how to reduce them with cost-efficient energy conservation methods.
June 2023
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Hotel Energy Consumption & Conservation Methods

Buying vs. Leasing Solar Panels: Pros and Cons

Thinking about switching to solar? This guide discusses the pros and cons of different solar panel purchasing options.
March 2023
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Buying vs. Leasing Solar Panels: Pros and Cons

The 5 Best Solar Power Banks for 2023

We reviewed hundreds of solar power banks to find the best options available for the most common use cases.
March 2023
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The 5 Best Solar Power Banks for 2023

How to Read an Electricity Facts Label (EFL)

Electricity Facts Label (EFL) discloses important information about an energy plan like rate type, term length, etc.
June 2023
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How to Read an Electricity Facts Label (EFL)

A Guide to Solar Panels for Your Home

Thinking about buying solar panels? Learn how solar panels work and if they make financial sense for your home.
July 2023
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A Guide to Solar Panels for Your Home

What is Texas Electric Choice?

What does electricity choice actually mean for you? Learn about Texas electric choice and Texas energy deregulation.
June 2023
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What is Texas Electric Choice?

Texas Customers: What You Need to Do to Prevent Overwhelming Electric Bills After The Winter Storm

The 2021 Texas Winter Storm caused a ton of confusion around energy bills. See who was affected and why.
March 2023
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Texas Customers: What You Need to Do to Prevent Overwhelming Electric Bills After The Winter Storm

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To In Winter?

Your thermostat settings can have a huge impact on your utility bills. Learn what settings can save you the most.
July 2023
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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To In Winter?

How Many Watts in a Kilowatt? - Watts to KWh Calculator

Learn what a kilowatt is and how energy companies use kilowatt-hours to measure your energy usage.
June 2023
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How Many Watts in a Kilowatt? - Watts to KWh Calculator

Texas' Winter Power Outage Dumpster Fire

The Texas Winter Storm caused mass confusion, but who's to blame for the Lone Star States' energy crisis.
March 2023
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Texas' Winter Power Outage Dumpster Fire

How Many Watts Does a Refrigerator Use? [Or Mini-Fridge]

No kitchen is complete without a refrigerator. But your fridge maybe adding a hefty charge to your energy bill?
July 2023
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How Many Watts Does a Refrigerator Use? [Or Mini-Fridge]

101 Ways to Save Electricity

From turning off lights to checking for air leaks, there are many ways to save electricity — and money.
June 2023
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101 Ways to Save Electricity

What Uses the Most Electricity: 7 Common Energy Hogs Raising Your Bill

These 7 common items are running up your electric bill without you even noticing. Here are a few tips on how you can identify what's raising your energy bill.
June 2023
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What Uses the Most Electricity: 7 Common Energy Hogs Raising Your Bill

What Are Utilities in a Home, Apartment, or Business?

Utility bills can stack up in a hurry. Learn more about what bills you should expect and how to budget for them.
March 2023
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What Are Utilities in a Home, Apartment, or Business?

How Do Smart Meters Work?

Smart meters have or are quickly replacing old analog meters. Learn how smart meters work and what benefits they offer.
July 2023
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How Do Smart Meters Work?

How to Read an Electric Meter

Learn how to read your electric meter, determine what type of meter you have, and how meter multipliers work.
July 2023
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How to Read an Electric Meter

Average Electric Bill in Texas

See the average electric bill in Texas for various types of homes and businesses and what contributes to energy rates.
July 2023
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Average Electric Bill in Texas

The Largest Wind Farms in Texas [Updated for 2024]

Learn more about the largest wind farms in Texas and upcoming wind turbine projects.
March 2024
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The Largest Wind Farms in Texas [Updated for 2024]

How Smart Devices Can Reduce Energy Bills

See which smart devices such as smart thermostats and tankless water heaters can reduce your energy bills.
June 2023
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How Smart Devices Can Reduce Energy Bills

How To Lower Your Electric Bill in 2024

9 simple ways you can reduce your energy bill at your home or business in just a few minutes.
February 2024
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How To Lower Your Electric Bill in 2024

5 Tips To Understand Your Business’s Electricity Consumption

Learn how to better manage your businesses' energy consumption to lower your electric bills.
June 2023
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5 Tips To Understand Your Business’s Electricity Consumption

How to Select A Green Energy Plan for Your Business

Learn how you can switch your business to a renewable energy plan in as little as 5 minutes.
March 2023
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How to Select A Green Energy Plan for Your Business

Who's To Blame For Your Skyrocketing Energy Bill?

Wondering why your electric bill is so high? We'll break down the fees and charges you see on your electric bill.
March 2023
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Who's To Blame For Your Skyrocketing Energy Bill?

How to Switch Electric Companies in 2024

What you need to know before switching energy providers.
March 2024
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How to Switch Electric Companies in 2024

Average Electricity Cost for Small Business: Are You Overpaying?

See the average electric bills for various industries and find out if your business can save on its electric bills.
June 2023
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Average Electricity Cost for Small Business: Are You Overpaying?

Energy Deregulation: Everything You Need to Know

Learn how energy deregulation works, which states are deregulated, and how you can save money by shopping energy plans.
March 2023
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Energy Deregulation: Everything You Need to Know

How Do Electricity Bills Work?

Every month, we all pay our respective electricity bills. And if you are like most of us, it is sometimes a painful experience. Just last month my bill was $105, and this month it’s $260? What gives?
March 2023
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How Do Electricity Bills Work?