Let’s say you buy a light bulb with ‘100 watts’ printed on it. And when you pay your utility bill, you can see that your energy usage is measured in kilowatt hours. The watt is obviously some unit of measurement, but what is the watt, really?
Net metering is a process that allows the unused electricity that privately owned solar panels, wind generators, and other forms of renewable energy generation are creating to be redistributed back into the shared power grid.
Running the AC at full blast might bring comfort on hot days, but nobody likes the high utility bills that typically follow. Let’s look at how to better manage your electricity costs this summer—while staying comfortable!
The GFCI outlet was designed to measure the power flowing in and out of the plug to make sure there is a balance. It measures electrical charges as small as 5 milliamps for any variation and when it finds a difference, the outlet “pops”, or breaks the flow of electricity.
Are you surprised to learn that your hair dryer uses more energy than your refrigerator or washing machine? Using energy efficient appliances and making a few small changes can make a huge difference in your monthly energy consumption. Read on for more surprising details.