As you’re probably aware, we’ve seen some pretty extreme heat in Texas over the past week. In fact, we set a new statewide record on Tuesday 8/13 for energy consumption, with prices reaching the maximum allowable amount of $9,000 per MWh, or $9.00 per kWh. In short, increased demand caused real-time energy prices to skyrocket. If you happen to be on a fixed-rate contract, you were protected against these historic price spikes. If you are paying exclusively real-time prices, however, you haven’t been quite so lucky. One company, in particular, has been actively marketing these “wholesale price plans” all over town. You may have heard their radio ads, seen their provocative billboards or comical social media posts. If you’ve ever wondered how those plans really work, then you’ve come to the right place.
Smart plugs are an easy and affordable way to add some intelligence to your home. Plugging them directly into an outlet, they will give you basic control over nearly anything you plug into them. Using an app on a tablet or phone, you can easily turn items on and off, and control more settings with certain devices.
Whether for business or pleasure, travel can be fun, energizing, and exciting — or exhausting, frustrating, and boring. You can control — or at least minimize — many of the inevitable inconveniences with some preparation and the right accessories.
This Thursday is America’s birthday, and that means it’s time to party. Whether you’re hosting your first 4th of July party or trying to up your game this year, we’ve got the hacks you need to know to take your red, white and blue bash to the next level. Planning on ending your party with a boom? Be sure to also read our last-minute firework safety tips so everyone stays safe this holiday.
You’re no stranger to pool parties, ice cream trucks, and certainly not the heat of summer. However, if you’re anything like me and seek refuge in a nice cool house, then you’re familiar with high electricity bills in the summer. Although it’s a must-have, there are some ways to curb your A/C cooling costs this summer. Help reduce your electricity bill with these energy-saving tips!
It’s officially Hurricane Season (June 1st to November 30th) and time to ask yourself, are you ready? These massive storm systems carry a slew of potential threats like powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. Many of us are all too familiar with the devastation associated with Hurricanes and know how crucial it is to make sure you and your family are prepared before, during, and after a storm, NOW. Below are some quick touch points from Ready.gov to make sure you’ve covered your bases for whatever may come our way this season.
Schools out for summer! Before the cries of boredom start, get your boredom busters lined up. Here’s a list of easy, low-cost activities the entire family can enjoy that will help limit the screen time.
For most of us, setting up or switching our electricity services has become a simple but unsophisticated task. It’s not an exciting purchase you’ve been saving up for or something you’ve been eyeing for a while. It’s a household commodity for all of us, and more so for business owners. However, it CAN be a rewarding shopping experience – if you understand the process.
Don’t let the summertime heat prevent you from getting the most out of your yard or patio. Get ready to take on the season of summer with our list of helpful tips below. Scratch these off your to-do list and you'll be the envy of your friends and neighbors.