Category: green living

AC vs. DC Power and the War of the Currents

Many of us don’t really understand how electricity works. It’s enough that it does work – you turn the switch, and the light comes on in the room. It may … READ MORE AC vs. DC Power and the War of the Currents The post AC vs. DC Power and the War...

What Was “The Current War”?

The history of electricity is a long one, going back to about 600 B.C., when the Greek mathematician Thales of Miletus discovered static electricity by rubbing a piece of amber … READ MORE What Was “The Current War”? The post What Was “The Curren...

Major Innovations in the History of Electricity

We tend not to think much of it when we flip a switch and the lights come on, but just 150 years ago, such an event was seen as a … READ MORE Major Innovations in the History of Electricity The post Major Innovations in the History of Electricity...

Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans

Texans are spoiled for options when it comes to paying for electricity. Not only do you get to choose your own electricity provider in the Lone Star State, most providers … READ MORE Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans The post Fixed vs Wholesal...

Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans

Texans are spoiled for options when it comes to paying for electricity. Not only do you get to choose your own electricity provider in the Lone Star State, most providers … READ MORE Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans The post Fixed vs Wholesal...

What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You?

In many regions of the country, air conditioning is a necessity to survive the sweltering hot summers. But while forgoing AC in your home may not be an option, you … READ MORE What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You? The post What Type of A...

Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide

You can’t live without a refrigerator, and you can’t turn it off. On top of that, the refrigerator is one of the biggest energy consumers in the typical home. That’s … READ MORE Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide The post Energy-Efficient...

How to Choose a Water Softener

If your home has a water softener, chances are good that it’s performing reliably and dependably. After all, water softeners don’t see a whole lot of rough and tumble action. … READ MORE How to Choose a Water Softener The post How to Choose a Wat...

How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying?

When your air conditioning unit starts acting up, you face a critical and potentially expensive decision: Do you call in a repair person, attempt to fix the appliance yourself or … READ MORE How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying? The post How Do I...

Saving Energy by Turning Off Lights

One of the simplest measures you can take to save energy around your home is turning the lights off when you aren’t using them. If you are wondering why you … READ MORE Saving Energy by Turning Off Lights The post Saving Energy by Turning Off Lig...

Fuse Box & Circuit Breaker Safety Tips

Most homeowners don’t think too much about their fuse boxes until they want to install an outlet, ceiling fan, or light fixture, or one of the fuses blows. While it’s … READ MORE Fuse Box & Circuit Breaker Safety Tips The post Fuse Box &#038...

How to Install an Outdoor Outlet

If you want to decorate your house with festive holiday lights, or simply make the use of electric yard tools more convenient, an exterior electrical outlet is a very useful … READ MORE How to Install an Outdoor Outlet The post How to Install an ...

How to Repair Water-Damaged Drywall

Whether it happens in your ceiling because of a leaky roof, condensation from your central air conditioning, or flooding, repairing water-damaged drywall can cause you anxiety and aggravation, especially if … READ MORE How to Repair Water-Damaged...