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Texas fall festivals

Crisp weather and clear skies make spending time outside a joy in the fall. While apple picking and pumpkin carving are autumn classics, why not find something different to do?

Easy-to-care-for plants for your home or office

October 10th, 2016

Creating a welcoming environment in your home or office isn’t as difficult as it might seem. Greenery can make any room inviting, but the benefits go beyond adding a decorative touch to your space.

Surprising items you can and can’t recycle curbside

October 6th, 2016

Curbside recycling programs have increased Americans’ commitment to recycling. Here are a few surprising items that generally can and can’t be recycled at home.

What do smart grid and smart meter mean?

October 3rd, 2016

Much of the United States has legislation on file that implements the use of smart meters. If you’re a Texas resident or business owner, for example, you most likely have a smart meter, or advanced metering system, that monitors your electrical usage.

Which thermostat should you use?

September 26th, 2016

While your old, standard thermostat might do a satisfactory job at controlling your home’s desired temperature, a smart or programmable thermostat could do the same and maybe save you money.

Tips for helping kids save energy

September 20th, 2016

Part of your kids’ family education should include helping save energy. Follow these tips so your babies – no matter their age! – will help both your family and the planet.

How to save energy in the laundry room

September 13th, 2016

Washing machines and dryers are essential appliances, but if you’re not careful they can make your energy bill spike! Follow these tips to make sure you’re using your appliances as efficiently as possible.

10 tips to reduce food waste at home

September 5th, 2016

Food waste is a common problem in American households. Follow these 10 tips to make sure you’re saving money and helping the planet by being responsible when it comes to cooking.

10 tips for getting the most out of your refrigerator

August 30th, 2016

If the kitchen is the heart of many homes, then it can be argued the refrigerator is the heart of many kitchens. Take a look at these tips to help keep our favorite appliance running smoothly.

13 tips for saving energy in the bathroom

August 25th, 2016

For such a small room, the bathroom sees a lot of water and electricity use throughout the day. Try these tips next time you’re blow drying your hair or ironing your button-down in the bathroom.

What to do when your power goes out

August 15th, 2016

Electrical emergencies don’t happen often. When they do, however, it’s important to know what to do and how to handle the situation.