Want to Save Money and Energy Too?

An energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable while saving you money. Whether you take simple steps or make larger investments to make your home more efficient, you’ll see lower energy bills. Over time, those savings will typically pay for the cost of improvements and put money back in your pocket. Your home may alsoRead More


Daylight Saving Time: Older Than You Think

The American law by which we turn our clock forward in the spring and back in the fall is known as the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The law does not require that anyone observe Daylight Saving Time; all the law says is that if we are going to observe Daylight Saving Time, it mustRead More


Save Energy Through Advanced Technologies

Every appliance comes with two price tags: what it costs to take it home and what it costs to operate and maintain it each month. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies and use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard appliances. From refrigerators to clothes washers, ENERGY STAR qualified appliances save energy, saveRead More


Bring Sunlight Into Your Home

Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home. Today’s highly energy-efficient windows, as well as advances in lighting design, reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours without causing heating or cooling problems. The best way to incorporate daylighting in your home depends on your climate and home’sRead More


Should You Turn off a Light Before Leaving a Room?

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is important for several reasons. All lightbulbs have a nominal or rated operating life, which is affected by how many times they are turned on and off. The moreRead More


Reduce Lighting Energy Consumption

Lighting typically accounts for about 17 percent of residential electricity use, but there are easy ways you can reduce energy consumption by lighting in your residence without compromising lighting quality or convenience.  1. Turn off the lights when you don’t need them. 2. Install (and use) dimming controls where possible. 3. Use photoelectric lighting controlsRead More


How to Choose the Correct Light Bulb

Choosing the right light bulb is a balancing act between energy savings, comfort, durability, cost, and compatibility. Each area of a home or office will require different types of light and present different opportunities for savings.  Incandescent Bulbs Incandescent bulbs provide rich and warm light quality, excellent color rendering, and controllability, but are the leastRead More


Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

Here are some energy-saving tips from Georgia Power to help you get ready for winter. On sunny days,open curtains and shades to let the sun warm your home naturally. If you have a fireplace, make sure the damper is closed when the fireplace is not in use. This will keep cold air from coming downRead More