Home Energy

Home Energy

Whether it's electric, gas, solar or any other forms of home energy, people usually agree that they want the most reliable, cost-effective and environmentally safe forms that they can get. Heating and cooling a home, while not worrying about brown-outs and other issues, is necessary in most of the country. What kind of home energy are you using – and are there better options that you just don't know about yet?

Constellation Energy: Modern Utilities for the Modern Home

Home utilities, like gas and power, often operate on the pay-and-forget model. You get a check and you pay it off each month. If...

Solar Panels Replace Emergency Generators

If you want to install a source of emergency power for use during power failures, solar power is a viable alternative to buying an...

Bidgely Tells How Much Energy You Use & Where

Do you know how much energy you use in your house? More importantly, do you know exactly where that energy goes? A new series...

Programmable Thermostats: ‘Cool’ in More Ways Than One

There are some technologies that get plenty of attention in the media, such as just about every new Apple product, but there are many...

Just Exactly What is a Smart Meter?

Electric Utilities are pushing ahead with smart meter installation. Just what is a smart meter, you might ask? This initiative is the first step...

Click Help: Home Automation Systems

Not too long ago, home automation systems consisted mostly of remote controls for garage door openers, electronic appliances like televisions and VCRs, and a...

Riding the Z-Wave to Home Automation

In short, Z-Wave is a wireless technology that opens up a world of opportunities in home automation. According to Sigma-Designs, the company that bought...

ComEd Chicago Launches Mobile App

Are you a customer of ComEd Chicago that has wanted to pay your bill from your smartphone? Have you ever wanted to check on...

How Deregulated Energy Areas Affect You

When most people hear the term "deregulated energy areas," they're most likely going to first think "this means Congress or the Supreme Court said...

Energy Deregulation Reduces Your Costs

In the late 1990s, the federal government and 22 states began implementing energy deregulation. That meant consumers would be able to choose their electricity...