First celebrated on college campuses across the United States in 1970, Earth Day has become a global celebration in support of environmental protection.
In fact, according to Earth Day Network, the nonprofit organization that grew out of the first Earth Day celebration, Earth Day is now the largest global secular observance, with over one billion participants each year.
While there are many great ways you can get involved on behalf of the environment on Earth Day, including planting a tree, picking up trash at a local park or committing to not driving for the day, so… >>
Once a niche technology for technophiles and early adopters, the smart home has now moved into the mainstream.
According to a recent report, there are now 66 million smart speaker devices, like Google Home and Amazon Echo, in the United States – representing more than a quarter of the U.S. adult population. Further, these devices scaled rapidly from 2016 to 2018, growing more than 800 percent by some accounts, and experts predi… >>
A new year is now underway. For many, that means a fresh start and the opportunity to make positive changes (both big and small) in daily habits and behaviors – from finally signing up for CrossFit to spending more time with family.
But in addition to these common New Year’s resolutions, it can also be an opportune time to make some positive energy-related changes and upgrades around your home.
Here are three resolutions that you can make this year to become more energy efficient and save a bit of money, too:
1. Switch out those old lightbulbs if… >>
In recent years, technology has evolved in leaps and bounds and has virtually transformed our daily lives. From the advent of the smartphone to the expansion of the internet, we truly live in a digital society today.
But did you know that this technological progress also has major implications for how we get, use and pay for energy? Earlier this year, we covered six cool things about the evolving world of energy, but with so much change taking place, we’re b… >>
The holiday season has begun, which means a time of decorating, gift buying and time spent with loved ones in your home. However, in addition to all the great things about the season, most families also tend to see a considerable spike in their energy usage – and power bills – around the winter holidays.
Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can reduce your energy usage during this chilly time of the year. Here are three way that you can be smarter about energy this holiday season:
1. Upgrade to LED Lights and make your holidays brighter
From the cooler temperatures to the changing leaves and reemergence of pumpkin spice everything, it’s clear that fall is on the way.
With the cozier weather temporarily here before the cold of winter blows in, now is the perfect time to get a bit more energy efficient around your home.
Here are six simple ways that you can start saving energy this fall:
1. Combat the draft
Keeping your home warm during the brisk fall weather doesn’t have to come at a high price. Sealing leaks around doors and windows is simple and can make a huge differe… >>
Focusing on innovations from companies like Tendril, Powerley and PayGo, this SECC fact sheet focuses on the new ways that consumers are monitoring and paying for the energy they use. Download the fact sheet. >>
The future we once envisioned is now becoming a reality.
Automation is a part of our daily lives and homes today, and we now have the power to control almost everything from our smartphones – from home security systems to entertainment like music and movies. Voice assistants, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, are making these tasks even easier.
But did you know that the addition of smart home devices can make your home more energy efficient and help you save loads of money over time?
Here are five simple tips on how you can make your house an energy… >>
Summer is quickly approaching, and the forecasts are predicting another season of record-setting heat.
With the scorching heat comes higher-than-usual monthly energy bills, but don’t despair: You can make a difference on your home’s energy usage this summer.
Here are five easy ways you can stay cool this summer while saving money:
1) Keep the sun out on hot days
When the sunlight comes beaming in through the windows, it can drastically heat up your home. This causes the air conditioning unit to work much harder to keep up with the warm a… >>
Joy, peace, love, prosperity in the New Year. These are some of the warm thoughts and feelings we often associate with the holiday season.
But, for many, the holidays also offer plenty of reasons to be stressed out -- the gifts you haven’t wrapped (or even bought), the pile of cookies to bake and decorate, the awkward office parties and the in-laws overstaying their welcome.
At the same time, it’s the time of the year when most households are likely to use more energy, adding sky-high energy bills to your list of seasonal worries.
But there’… >>