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.
Reading an electricity bill can be a confusing process. Understanding kilowatts, how energy is measured and billed, and which household appliances are using electricity can make it challenging to grasp how much you're spending.
Spring is here, and it's time for a little tidying up - of your budget. Follow these easy tips to help make your home more energy efficient and prepare yourself for even warmer temperatures in the months ahead.
In some of the hottest months of the year, the smallest failures can cause the biggest catastrophes. And when something goes wrong, it can cost you…big. So when your Central A/C is on the fritz, here are a few things to check before you call someone for repairs.