January 15, 2014

Saving energy at home has always been the goal of everyone who pays the monthly electric bill. Saving energy at work, however, is not regularly considered by anyone but the company's chief financial officer. In considering your total carbon footprint these days, though, will require you to following the trail to work. Here are six ways people waste energy at work.

December 30, 2013

Xcel Energy, a utility holding company based out of Minneapolis, is a leading energy supplier in the U.S. with four subsidiary companies: Northern States Power-Minnesota, Northern States Power-Wisconsin, Public Service Company of Colorado, and Southwestern Public Service Company. These subsidiaries serve the following eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

December 15, 2013

In these days of soaring energy costs, and concern about the planet's resources, there is no excuse for wasting energy -- yet most of us do so on a daily basis. We keep items turned on when they aren't being used, and let energy out where it does no good. If we can learn the common ways people waste energy in a residential house, we may find ideas for reducing our wastage.

Keeping Clean

December 5, 2013

When a homeowner understands the energy benefits from attic insulation, it is the first step in ensuring the home has what it needs. Adequate attic insulation is an important factor in keeping an HVAC unit from having to work harder to maintain appropriate temperatures in a home. With improved energy efficiency, the residents improve their comfort while reducing utility bills.

How it Works

October 16, 2013
The combination of a blower door and the tools to seal leaks in your house is one of the proven ways to cut down on costly air leakage.
October 16, 2013
The annual chart from DOE/Lawrence Berkeley on where energy comes from and goes.
May 16, 2013
This advertisement from Allstate demonstrates the importance of water heater safety in the home.

Is Allstate now promoting Home Performance? 

Well, not exactly, but this TV ad nonetheless demonstrates the importance of water heater safety and regularly checking your home's combustion equipment:

February 12, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching, and today, as we continue in our quest to seek and destroy all the vampires in the house, we move on to the kitchen.

February 12, 2012

On cold winter days, a ray of sun streaming into your house can be most welcome - a free source of heat. But what about in the summer, when those rays of sun and other, less-evident solar heat, seep into our already too-hot houses and become a costly nuisance? Well, what happens is that you lose money.

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Testimonials

  • I just wanted to thank you for your participation with the Denver Energy Challenge and as an Xcel approved home energy auditor. You are extremely knowledgeable and it showed during the audit. This is also reflected in the audit report which is very well done.

    Cory

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