Advanced Energy Blog

How to Clean Up Your Crawl Space

By Jonathan Susser | April 25, 2021

Q: I recently went into my crawl space for the first time in a while to grab some electric lawn equipment and noticed that it’s a mess. Most worrying are condensation on ducts and exposed electrical wires. What can I[…]

Energy Efficiency on the Farm

By Jonathan Susser | March 5, 2021

Q: I own a farm with a barn and a few outbuildings. What are some steps I can take to lower my energy bill each month? A: New, proven products and technologies on the farm offer a number of opportunities[…]

Battery Storage Solutions for Customers and Utilities

By Colin Thompson and Julia Szeto | December 28, 2020

Battery storage systems are growing in popularity as technology improves, prices decline, and electric utilities and their customers recognize the benefits. Therefore, it is no surprise that system installations are increasing in homes, at businesses and for utility sites. The[…]

Know Your Thermostat

By Jonathan Susser | December 22, 2020

Q: We’re in the middle of winter, and I want to make sure I am getting the most out of my thermostat. What should I look for to stay comfortable while not breaking the bank? A: Thermostats come in a[…]

Home Components That Can Help Utilities Manage Demand

By Jonathan Susser | December 16, 2020

Although general electricity usage has leveled off over time with improvements in technology and energy efficiency, peak demand — periods when consumer demand for electricity is at its highest — continues to have a large effect on how electric utilities[…]

Get a Jump on Cold Weather

By Jonathan Susser | August 27, 2020

Q: Winter and its customary high energy bills have a way of sneaking up on me. What are some tips for saving money this year? A: Winter will be here before we know it, but it doesn’t have to mean[…]

Charging Up at Home

By Jonathan Susser | July 23, 2020

Although the financial, environmental and performance benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) often get the most attention, another perk is their convenience. What if, rather than having to stop at a gas station on your way home from work or an[…]

Keeping Track of Energy Use at Home

By Jonathan Susser | July 7, 2020

Q: Having additional time at home has made me more aware of just how many devices and appliances use electricity. How can I tell how much energy they’re consuming, and what actually makes up my electric bill each month? A:[…]