Stories about Cooking

Energy-Saving Tips For Summer


I’ve been working with my local electric company for the past few years to bring you guys ideas and guidelines for how to lower your electric bill. So while most of these tips are repeats, I thought it would be nice to have it all in one spot as a quick reference guide!

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7 Practical Energy Efficiency Tips (That I Actually Use)


I’m sharing the things I really do on a regular basis. These are easy, inexpensive, and legitimately cut my utility bills. Consider it my greatest hits of energy efficiency! See which ones appeal to you and give them a whirl this summer. You might not be so scared of your next electric bill!

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10 Tips To Beat The Heat


Here in NEPA, we have gone from cold and rainy to HOT,HOT, HOT in a few days! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I LOVE the warm weather but I know that a lot of people don’t feel that way and I know that higher temps can wreak havoc on electric bills so I have compiled 10+ Tips to Beat the Heat.

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Energy Savings: Kids Edition


The best way to leave a better planet behind for our kids is to teach them how to take care of it themselves, right? When you know better, you do better, and Project Envolve has definitely taught my whole family a whole lot of “better” when it comes to saving money, energy, and our environment.

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There are some things in life that never seem to change. Birthdays just keep rolling around, Christmas always makes me feel like a kid again, I’m 36 and still get pimples, and my husband wants to eat lunch every single day. Seriously, it’s like the man can never skip a day here or there. Makes no sense to me, but I try to keep him happy.

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5 Easy Tips for Making Your Kitchen More Energy-efficient


In all my years, I’ve never spent a winter at home. I’ve always worked full-time, and we’ve always had a pretty steady electric bill. But now that I’m home all day with 2 kids, WOW. The electric bill is all over the place! (…and not in a good way.)

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How to Microwave Your Way to Energy Savings


A few weeks ago, I talked about my dreams of becoming Amish and how it would help me save money on my electric bill. I’m sorry to say that I’m not closer to becoming Amish. In fact, I’m farther away. Last week, my mother gave me an early Christmas gift – a gorgeous KitchenAid Professional 600 Series mixer. I guess it can help me make some delicious Amish-style baked goods, but it runs on electricity, so…yeah.

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Easy Homemade Gifts


Are you a mom or dad who loves to make easy homemade gifts for your kids teachers, the mail carrier, and loved ones? Lots of us have been in the kitchen the past few weeks baking for the holidays but did you know that all that heat to make those cookies require a lot of electricity? In fact, the average kitchen accounts for 15 % of your energy consumption. Using smaller appliances instead of your oven can help you lower your energy consumption and costs since your toaster oven and microwave are smaller so they tend to heat up faster and use less energy.

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