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Study: Working from home increases electricity use

COVID-19 has caused a lot of people to spend most – if not all – of their time at home. This includes people who work from home, employees who are unemployed or laid off, and students learning virtually. As a result, consumers in Texas and around the country are consuming more energy at home. Most […]

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.

Understanding your electricity bill

August 10th, 2016

If you’re a new resident of Texas or new to energy choice, understanding your first electricity bill might be confusing. The “total amount due” line is probably the first thing your eye goes to, but it’s important to understand why you’re paying what you’re paying.

10 tips for saving on air conditioning this summer

August 2nd, 2016

Air conditioning is the biggest expense on your summer energy bills, so it can do quite a lot of harm to lower the thermostat too much. Try these easy tips to keep cool and prevent yourself from sweating every time you open your energy bill.