Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Articles about energy efficiency, including but not limited to electricity and gas consumption, energy audits, ENERGY STAR appliances, insulation, etc.

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How to lower your electric bill

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Electricity prices are constantly rising, and finding ways to lower your electric bill can save you an impressive amount of money in the long run. In this article, we’ll talk about a few ways you can lower your bill through behavior changes, energy-efficient products, and larger home upgrades.

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How to read your Eversource electricity bill

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If you live in the Northeast, you’re likely familiar with Eversource – they are the largest energy provider in New England, servicing about 3.6 million customers across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  

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How do electric meters work?

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Unless you live in an off-grid home, you have an electric meter. Your electric meter tells your utility how much electricity you’ve used over a given time period so that they know how much to charge you on your monthly bill. There are a few different types of electric meters, all of which function in slightly different ways, including net meters that work for solar homes. In this article, we’ll break down the different types of meters, how they work, and why you should care what kind of electric meter you have. 

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How to read your SRP electricity bill

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If you live in Phoenix and don’t pay Arizona Public Service (APS) for electricity, chances are you’re an electricity customer of Salt River Project (SRP): this public utility company, which also supplies water, delivers electricity to more than 1 million customers in the region. 

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How to read your APS bill

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If you live in the Grand Canyon State, there’s a good chance you’re a customer of Arizona Public Service (APS) – they are the largest utility company in AZ, serving more than 11 million customers, including about two-thirds of the larger Phoenix metro region.

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How to read your LADWP electricity bill

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the largest municipal utility company in both California and the United States, providing water and electricity service to more than 4 million customers in the Los Angeles area.

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Saving with EnergySage part 7: clean energy for your home

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This post is the seventh (!!) in our series about how to save on your energy bills even when you’re spending more time at home, as the entire EnergySage team is, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (here are the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth.) Continue to check our blog for more ideas for how you can take control of your energy bills in the coming weeks. 

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How to read your SDG&E bill

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San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is the third largest utility company in the Golden State. Based in San Diego, they provide natural gas and electricity to about 3.3 million people in San Diego and southern Orange County.

Many electricity customers throughout the country receive their electric bill every month and pay it without really diving into the details of what they’re actually paying for…and we’re here to help break it down. In this article, we’ll review the most important parts of your SDG&E electricity bill, and how that changes once you install solar panels.

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Saving Energy with EnergySage, part 6: Heating & Cooling

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This post is the sixth in our series about how to save on your energy bills even when you’re spending more time at home, as the entire EnergySage team is, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (here are the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth.) Continue to check our blog for more ideas for how you can take control of your energy bills in the coming weeks. 

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How to read your SCE bill

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Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the largest utility companies in both California and the United States. Based in Rosemead, they provide natural gas and electricity to about 14 million people in the southern part of the state.

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