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Free Nights, Free Weekends, Free Lunch?

By Mollie Dean on Mar 27, 2019 11:48:56 AM

Are you one of the many who has fallen victim to a misleading energy plan? In today's world, some electricity plans are being marketed in such a way where customers are led to believe that the name of the product or plan is synonymous with how the customer will be invoiced. We recently demystified a misleading energy plan, known as a "tiered-rate," but maybe an even more intriguing and deceptive plan out in the market is called Free Nights and Weekends. The way free nights and weekends electricity plans are advertised make them sound like an ideal way to save on your electric bill. Spoiler alert: this plan is the energy equivalent to a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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Get Your Home Ready for Spring

By Mollie Dean on Mar 20, 2019 3:22:14 PM

Maintaining a healthy home goes beyond dusting and vacuuming. When is the last time you checked your smoke alarms? How about the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? With today being the first day of Spring, follow these DIY Network tips below to make sure your family and home are ready for a healthy, happy, and clean spring season.

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Demystifying Misleading Retail Energy Industry Plans

By Mollie Dean on Mar 11, 2019 8:40:00 AM

The noise created by gimmicky electricity plans in the market place have made it difficult for consumers to clearly identify the most appropriate plan to fit their needs. Some electricity plans are marketed in such a way where the customer is led to believe that the functional name of the product or plan, such as “Fixed Rate”, is synonymous with how the customer will be invoiced. Unfortunately, despite all the due diligence performed the customer, they may still end up with the short end of the stick if they are not aware of the gimmicks. How will you know the difference between what looks like a great plan and the real thing? We're here to help.

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Busting Energy Myths

By Mollie Dean on Mar 4, 2019 2:57:47 PM

Many of the things we’ve come to know about our energy use aren’t as true as they seem. We recently searched around to find some commonly held energy myths and to determine what can really help you reduce your energy and electricity costs. Sense identifies patterns in your energy use to help your family be more efficient, informed, and secure. They recently debunked 9 energy myths and here they are:

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APG&E Named One of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

By Mollie Dean on Feb 20, 2019 2:27:33 PM

We are proud to announce that APG&E has been named one of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. We are extremely proud of this recognition.

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How To Have A Romantic and Energy-Efficient Valentine's Day

By Mollie Dean on Feb 12, 2019 9:33:44 AM

This Valentine’s Day, it’s understandable if energy efficiency isn’t necessarily the first thing on your mind – but still, it’s good to know your romantic date night doesn’t have to use a lot of energy and water. Create a magical evening for your Valentine that’s also more efficient with the ideas listed below.

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Presidents' Day Sales and The Cost of Your Next Appliance

By Mollie Dean on Feb 6, 2019 11:02:28 AM

Presidents' Day is right around the corner and is generally a time for can’t-miss sales. As  the  sales approach, it’s good to know which items will be at some of their lowest prices of the year—especially those big-ticket purchases, where capitalizing on even a 10 percent discount can mean saving hundreds of dollars.

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2018 In Retrospect

By Leadership Team on Jan 28, 2019 12:37:59 PM

Time flies!  It’s now 2019!  Our dedicated Team at APG&E has accomplished so much in the past year.  Thanks to our customers and channel partners for a great 2018!  Here are some thoughts from our Leadership Team.

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

By Mollie Dean on Jan 22, 2019 1:21:35 PM

Winter storms can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, high winds and dangerously low temperatures lasting from hours to several days. Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. While northern states are more vulnerable, severe storms can hit anywhere. Planning ahead can help you and your family weather the worst that Mother Nature has to offer. Know what to do before, during and after snowstorms and extreme cold with these tips from ready.gov.

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