Energy

At PointClickSwitch, we want you to get the most out of the money that you spend on your energy. That’s why we regularly offer tips, tricks and hacks for how to save energy on everyday activities and chores. Even routine household tasks like doing the laundry can add up on your electric bill. Here are some tips for how to save energy while washing clothes. Keep reading below for more details on each of these suggestions:....

Whether you swelter in the blazing summer heat of the southern U.S. or endure the frigid winters in the northern part of the country, energy costs can add up quickly. At PointClickSwitch, we are often asked the question, “Is it really cheaper to live in a warmer climate?”. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) analyzes and collects energy data and information in order to promote sound policy making and help the public better understand energy. In...

Home insulation is something that is often absent or inadequate in older homes, but can really make a difference in your comfort level all while helping you save money. Good quality insulation acts as a barrier to extreme temperatures and can help keep your home cool in the hot summer months and warm in the frigid winter months. Because home insulation helps regulate the temperature in your home, it can help you save money on your...

When it comes to methods for heating your home, there are a lot of options available and it can be a confusing choice---especially if you’re concerned with finding the lowest cost option. We at PointClickSwitch want you to stretch your dollars as far as possible when it comes to energy costs. We’ve compiled some data that will help you compare gas and electric, as well as oil, propane and wood pellet. If you’re wondering what the...

It’s early evening and you’re settling in for dinner, or it’s a busy Saturday afternoon, and you’re getting ready to step out for errands. Either way, it’s an interruption. You open the door and you’re faced with someone asking you for your electricity bill. Far too often these individuals misrepresent themselves, leaving it vague as to whether or not they work with your utility, obscuring the fact that their goal in seeing your bill is to...

We at PointClickSwitch want to help you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your energy expenses. One of our favorite money-savings hacks is to take advantage of LED bulb savings. Although LED bulbs cost more up front than traditional, they last longer and can save you some mean green in the long-term. A recent cost analysis by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) showed that an average household would save $1,000...

If you’re thinking about making a switch to a new energy provider, you may wonder about the reliability of the service. Power outages are inconvenient at best, and can cause serious problems if the time without service is prolonged. Rest assured that switching energy suppliers will not cause a disruption in the delivery of your electricity. At PointClickSwitch, it’s very important to us that you’re fully informed about how to decipher your electric bill and also...

The new year has officially kicked off, making it the perfect time to get your house (and your budget) in order. If you’ve resolved to make an effort to save more money this year, one place start is with your energy costs. Utility bills can take a big chunk out of your disposable income, but learning how to save on energy, you can enjoy significant monthly savings.Energy Savings ChecklistHere’s a list of our best suggestions for...

The winter season brings the fun and frolic of the holidays, but also lower temperatures and sometimes inclement weather like ice and snow. We at PointClickSwitch get simply giddy with the approach of winter. We love the snow dusted trees and the promise of sledding or building a snowman! But during this season, it’s important to us that you be as cozy, snug and warm in your home as possible. So, we’re bringing you our favorite...

One of the things we at PointClickSwitch love about fall is the changing of the leaves and how Baltimore’s normally humid weather cools off to a crisp but comfortable temperature range. We also know that fall is a time for preparation for the more intense cold of winter and all of the potential house and energy issues that come along with the drop in temps. Here is a quick home checklist to fold into your busy...