Top Smart Home Tech For Seniors Aging In Place

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Which smart devices help seniors age in place? As the Texas population skews older over time, the idea of aging in place becomes a more pressing and higher profile issue. Aging in place is an effort to keep seniors in their homes as long as possible to postpone transitioning to a nursing home. Aging in Read More

Where to Recycle Your Energy Wasting Holiday Decorations

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How can I recycle Houston holiday decorations? Will your old holiday lights even come on when you plug them in? And can you stand putting them on your house as their color coating flecks off them more and more while you lug them around the yard? You know you need to get rid of those plastic Read More

Luminant’s Big Texas-Battery Project

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Will utility-scale batteries take charge in Texas? With a $1 million grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to help fund the project, Irving-based energy company Luminant announced last month to build the largest utility-scale battery in Texas. This device will sit next to Luminant’s solar farm in Upton County and store up to Read More

Your Unsealed Crawl Space Is Costing You Money!

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How Does Encapsulating Your Crawl Space Save You Money? Does your house have a vented crawl space? If so, then you’re most likely paying for more electricity every month than you should be. If you’re interested in cheaper electricity in Texas, then you need to understand why ventilated crawl spaces are horrible for your home, Read More

Five Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Texas Thanksgiving Dinner

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How Can I Use Less Electricity For Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is almost here and so is the task of preparing an incredible dinner for all of your family and friends. But while the holidays can be stressful and expensive, you can still lower your Texas energy bills. Just follow these five tips to reduce your electricity Read More

Is Your Texas Electricity Plan Saving You Money? Use Our Rate Analyzer

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What is the best Texas electricity plan? With large cities like Houstonand Dallasas part of the deregulated Texas electricity market, 87 percent of Texans choose their electricity providers. Many companies compete to serve retail electricity customers, and their pricing methods can be confusing. Before you sign up for an electricity plan, you want to know Read More

Family Friendly Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

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What Are Family-Friendly Alternatives to Trick or Treating? Ghouls, ghosts, goblins and more, if you’re excited about the upcoming holiday, you’re not alone. An estimated 175 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. But not everyone who loves Halloween enjoys trick-or-treating. Whether it’s simply not your thing, the weather’s bad, the kids have colds, or Read More

NRG Buying Discount Power, Power Express, & Volterra Energy

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NRG Buys VEH Brands and Customers NRG energy, the biggest electricity seller in Texas and parent company of Houston-based Reliant Energy, is reported to have agreed to purchase the customers and brand assets of the three retailers owned by Houston-based Volterra Energy Holdings LLC (VEH). Will NRG’s Deal Affect My Electricity? According to EnergyChoiceMatters.Com, NRG Read More

Texans’ Favorite Halloween Candy May Shock You

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Which candies do Texas trick-or-treaters want this year? There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to Texans’ favorite trick-or-treat candy, according to Candystore.com. The bulk candy retailer studied sales trends in the months leading up to Halloween between the years 2007 and 2017. The rankings were determined by pounds of candy sold. Reese’s Read More

How Bad Are GE’s Gas Turbine Blade Troubles?

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What Is the Problem with GE’s Turbine Blades? GE’s financial difficulties continue as a recent discovery has shown that the blades in its flagship turbine have an oxidization issue. Oxidization exposes the blades to the possibility of rust and rapid deterioration. Currently, four natural gas generator units in Texas have been forced to pause operations Read More