energy efficiency

How Fixed Charges Impact your Electric Bill

When you look at your electric bill, you expect to see lower costs associated with lower electricity usage. Unfortunately, this expectation is not always true. The bills should show two costs: the fixed cost associated delivering electricity and a cost per kilowatt. As homeowners and business owners upgrade to high efficiency light bulbs and better …

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Consumer Devices that Drain Power in Standby Mode

Many people have heard the old adage, “turn it off when you’re not using it.” The advice is generally good. A device that is in standby mode every day for years can add a few dollars to the electrical bill. However, some devices have gotten a bad reputation for sucking power. Yet, new regulations demand …

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