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Is It Time For A Smart Thermostat?

Is It Time For A Smart Thermostat?

Thermostats control the cooling and heating systems in the home. In the winter, they turn on the heat when the inside temperature near the thermostat drops below the setpoint, and turn it off when they sense the temperature has risen above it.

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New Kid On The Block

New Kid On The Block

During the quiet holidays of 2020, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve became the United States’ newest member of the National Park Service, joining more than 400 sites in every state in the union.

The Ins and Outs of Going Solar

The Ins and Outs of Going Solar

Solar systems are sized, based on a home’s energy needs. The larger the system, the higher the cost. Before installing solar, make sure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. That means it will use less energy and allow you to install a smaller and less-expensive solar system.

America’s Energy Sources

America’s Energy Sources

As the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy sector is still experiencing lingering impacts to fuel markets and sources for power generation. In the coming years, however, the industry is expected to normalize to recent trends and the pre-pandemic trajectory.

Being Wary On Rooftop Solar

Being Wary On Rooftop Solar

Severe weather and natural disasters often result in extended power outages, leaving residents and businesses without electricity. In areas where these events occur regularly, the thought of installing solar panels may seem like an uncertain solution.

Give Your Clothes a Break

Give Your Clothes a Break

Did you know you can safely and effectively wash clothes in cold water? Yes, and doing so will keep them from shrinking and can extend their life. Many people grew up thinking you had to wash clothes in hot water to kill germs. Not anymore.

10 Ideas for Summer Energy Savings

10 Ideas for Summer Energy Savings

Trim your monthly bill with these timely tips MAY 2022 by Miranda Boutelle, Contributing Columnist Q: What steps can I take this summer to keep my home cool while saving on my energy bills? A: A hot home and high energy bills can take away from summer fun. Here are 10...

Hot Water and Cool Bills

Hot Water and Cool Bills

Few people intentionally take a cold shower, but, if your water heater suddenly quits working, that might be your only option