Powerless: A Lesson In Preparing for the Unexpected

At 2:30 yesterday afternoon we had nearly 70 mph straight line winds. They flattened fields of corn, bent billboard supports in half, and snapped power lines.  Like a giant, invisible hand, the storm sent an aging power pole up the street from my house to wherever it is that power poles go when they die.  Literally minutes … Read morePowerless: A Lesson In Preparing for the Unexpected

Your Utility Company Can Help You Save on Energy

I often see jaws drop when I am invited to speak about energy costs and I confidently state, “Your best ally for saving on energy costs is your utility provider.” People often see the utility company as the “bad guy”, the large behemoth, sending them an unbelievably large bill every month and then gobbling up … Read moreYour Utility Company Can Help You Save on Energy

How to Avoid Four Expensive Energy Wasting Habits

These days we are all fighting COVID-19 with social distancing and staying at home. However, all this family togetherness may be raising your utility bills. There are four habits, which I’ve noticed in my own home in the past four weeks, which directly impact our energy usage. As I share each with you, I’ll also … Read moreHow to Avoid Four Expensive Energy Wasting Habits