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Should I Get Battery Storage for My Solar Energy System?

Imagine you’re home on a stormy night, watching TV with the washing machine running, and all of a sudden the power goes out. Now imagine the same scenario, except you have a rooftop solar energy system with battery storage. When the power goes out in your...

Saving Energy Is a Lifestyle

Energy Saver has updated web site, blog, and social media presence.  Aimed at helping you save money and energy, Energy Saver has been offering ideas on ways to fuel economy practices, renewable power options, and ways to prepare your home for the winter months....

Home Winter-Ready with ENERGY STAR

Many American’s minds are on getting their home winter-ready as cold weather is approaching. A sure way to make sure your home is as weatherized and efficient as possible is to retrofit your home to the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program (HPwES) standards. In...

Drying Clothes and Saving Money

Now that it’s November and fall weather is in full swing, the sun may not be cutting it for those who rely on its natural heat to dry laundry on an outdoor clothesline. Though you may enjoy that lower energy bill, the fact is clothes do not dry as well in cold, damp...
Smart Texas Energy

Smart Texas Energy

Unplug those unused electronics. We all do it. We leave electronics and equipment like cell phone chargers constantly plugged in, even when not in use. These “energy vampires” (or phantom loads) can suck a lot of power, so unplugging unused electronics can save up to...

Energy Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Energy Saving Solutions on the Horizon

Smarter, More Connected Homes We live in an increasingly connected world -- the same is true for our homes. New electronic devices and appliances can now be linked to the Internet to provide real-time data that makes it easier to understand and lower energy use. Soon...

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday, people across the country will set their clocks forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. But it hasn’t always happened on the second Sunday in March. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was implemented in 2007, added four weeks to...

Projects to Keep Your Energy Bills Out of Hot Water

Projects to Keep Your Energy Bills Out of Hot Water

We are all guilty of using a little too much hot water in our daily lives -- whether it is spending an extra two minutes in the shower, leaving the water running while washing dishes or washing clothes on hot water instead of cold. Taken together, these habits of...

A Texas Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades

A Texas Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades

A comfortable home is an energy-efficient home. The steps below outline the process for making your home more comfortable through energy upgrades and highlight the importance of choosing certified home energy professionals to do the work.Step 1: Start with the Right...

You Asked, We Are Answering: Your Texas Energy Questions

You Asked, We Are Answering: Your Texas Energy Questions

A few weeks ago, we hosted a Twitter Chat to discuss ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency. In advance of the event, we asked for your questions, and the response was greater than we anticipated. We weren’t able to get to them all, but with help from our...