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Friday, 10 September 2021 21:46

Saving money during the summer months

wiatrakDuring the summer electricity rates tend to skyrocket, but saving money shouldn't be as difficult.

Joey Estrada, with Lochridge Priest, shares some tips on what you should do before the temperatures get too high.

“Have a technician come out, check the refrigerate levels, check your system to make sure it’s running. Make sure your fan motor is running the way it should be,” Estrada says.

Estrada says you want to have a technician come in to take a look at your A/C unit to make sure everything is operating the right way.

“First thing you want to check [is] the filter. Make sure you’re keeping a clean filter. That helps the airflow get through as best as possible,” says Estrada.

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Saturday, 10 July 2021 00:50

DOE Invests Millions Into Wave Energy Tech

pexels kammeran gonzalezkeola 7925938The U.S. Department of Energy has committed $27 million in funding to for research of wave technology to be transformed into electricity. The main goal is to make it commercially viable.

The DOE on July 7 said the money supports the Biden administration’s efforts “to build a clean energy economy,” along with the president’s target of net-zero carbon emissions from the power sector by 2050.

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okGrid operators called for decreased electricity usage as several power grids went offline due to rising heat in Texas

According to the current grid conditions on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas website, Texans no longer need to cut back on their electricity use to avoid stressing the electrical grid.

After a week, consumers may return to normal usage of electricity that stressed the grid — and Texans’ anxieties. The ERCOT website said: “There is enough power for current demand,” and an ERCOT spokesperson confirmed the power conservation notice expired at 7 p.m. Friday.

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zambiThe Biden Administration had a dream to make America fully green. In the process, they found out that making this reality was much more difficult than last thought. They now have to find a plan, and stick with it, to make America electric.

Emissions reduction, decarbonization of the U.S. power grid by 2035, and increased electrification in the transportation and building sectors will require an enormous amount of investment from the industry as well as government support.

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Thursday, 10 June 2021 21:12

8 Tips to Save Energy This Summer!

saving MMany states are experiencing record heat waves, which means that Air Conditioners will be running at full throttle. During the summer months most Americans see an uptick in their electricity bills, and now add that people will be cooped up even longer in their homes due to the pandemic.

The typical household spends roughly $2,000 annually on energy bills, an Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson told TODAY. The EPA added that air conditioning is the likely culprit for energy bill increases in the summer months. Nearly half of a given home’s total energy bill is dedicated to heating and cooling systems.

It is projected that homeowners could see monthly energy bills rise by 10% based on data collected from renewable energy company Arcadia for those living in cities. Data was collected from energy use by 10,000 customer households across 13 major U.S. cities during March and April.

If you're looking to keep electricity bills down as temperatures soar, try these short- and long-term recommendations from the EPA and other sources.

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Saturday, 20 February 2021 03:35

Texans, no longer need to conserve power

152071846 4030125883664185 8231330131542727960 oThe well-being of our Ambit Texas family is our primary concern and we want to keep you informed. ERCOT, which manages the state’s electric grid, is no longer asking Texans to conserve power, and the rolling outages have ceased. If your power is still out, it’s likely a power line issue and you may contact your utility.

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savengAs americans stay home due to the pandemic, the electricity costs increase. People are staying home and using more electricity, so now we need to learn how to save money, while staying warm this winter. Here are a few tips you need to know now.

Turn the Thermostat Down
Lowering the thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees while you sleep at night can also help save approximately 10 percent on your heating bills. A smart thermostat also can be programmed based on when you are usually home or away and what temperature you prefer during those times. Some thermostats can even let you control your heating (and cooling) system by phone, voice, or via a mobile app. The cost of a smart thermostat can vary from $130 to $200, but it can end up paying for itself, as it can save you around $180 a year in energy costs.

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