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Getting the Lights Back On

Getting the Lights Back On

Anatomy of a power outage June 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist A stray bolt of lightning connects a menacing cloud with a power pole about a mile east of your home. Your lights flicker briefly before going out. Things become eerily quiet as all your home’s...

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Set It and Forget It

Set It and Forget It

Putting your home in vacay mode June 2024 by Miranda Boutelle, Contributing Columnist Q: How can I lower my electric bill when I’m gone on vacation? A: While you are off enjoying a new adventure or time away, give your home’s equipment a vacation too. As a rule, you...

Why Solar is Not Free

Why Solar is Not Free

Costs are associated with capturing the sun May 2024 by Miranda Boutelle, Contributing Columnist Q: I often hear claims you’ll never pay an electric bill again if you go solar. Is that true? A: The ability to generate renewable energy at home is an amazing thing, and...

Keeping the Lights On

Keeping the Lights On

Is a battery backup right for you? May 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist We all depend on electricity more than ever before, which is why even the briefest service interruption can be incredibly frustrating. It’s no wonder many homeowners are taking a closer...

Laying it on the Line

Laying it on the Line

Fast facts about lineworkers April 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist You probably don’t think about them until your power goes out, but electric lineworkers protect our homes and communities 24 hours a day. Like other first responders who keep us safe,...

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Shaping our energy future through innovation April 2024 by Anne Prince, Contributing Columnist The energy industry is undergoing significant change driven by technology and the transition to more sustainable forms of energy. Innovation is essential in addressing these...

Getting Your Ducts in a Row

Getting Your Ducts in a Row

Efficiency tips for manufactured homes March 2024 by Miranda Boutelle, Contributing Columnist Q: I live in a manufactured home. How can I keep the inside temperature more comfortable and save on energy bills? A: There are several tasks you can complete to improve...

Planting Seeds of Safety

Planting Seeds of Safety

Protect new trees by putting them in safe places March 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist “Why can’t they just leave my trees alone?” If you’ve ever wondered that as you’ve watched a tree-trimming crew change the look of your favorite tree, you’ll find the...