Energy-Saving Tips for the Office

We have talked extensively about ways to save energy at home; now it is commercial business owners and managers turn for energy-saving tips. The following tips can yield significant savings. Lights Off Turn off lights when not needed. Turning off fluorescent lights when you plan on being out of a room for more than 15-minutes […]

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Only You Can Prevent Electrical Fires

Electrical failure or malfunctions account for more than 45,000 home fires per year and result in 420 deaths, 1,370 injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage per year according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). To help reduce your risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe, follow these simple safety […]

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Protect Your Home with a Whole-House Surge Protector

Each electronic device in your home, from your HVAC unit to your large screen television, and high-tech audio equipment has a microprocessor. Without adequate protection, power surges can destroy these microprocessors, rendering your home electronics and/or appliances completely useless. The cost to replace each damaged device is much more expensive than installing a whole-house surge protector. […]

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Save on Utilities

Oftentimes, many Texas families stare dejectedly at utility bills exceeding $100, $200 and sometimes more per month. According to 2014 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electricity bill in Texas is $137.39; among the highest in the nation. Water bills vary depending on city. This is because part of the state […]

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Making the Switch to LEDs

LEDs are extremely energy efficient, consuming 90% less power than incandescent bulbs, and lasting 50,000 times longer. Although these bulbs may have a higher initial cost than more traditional bulbs, like incandescent, the cost is quickly recouped over time in lower electricity costs. These bulbs are also made from non-toxic materials, generate virtually no heat, and are […]

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