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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[…]

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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[…]

Troubleshooting Techniques for AC Induction Motors

By Jonathan Susser | July 14, 2020

Three-phase alternating current (AC) induction motors don’t last forever, and over time, they tend to experience common problems. Understanding the operating parameters and forces acting against a motor, conducting tests and making observations based on those parameters, and removing system[…]

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:[…]

Deciding “Yes” on Solar

By Jonathan Susser | June 27, 2020

This article was written by Luke Henry, one of our distributed utility technical specialists. You’ve done the research and have decided to install solar at your home. What’s next to keep the process moving? To know what else to expect[…]

Is it smart to invest in smart home technology?

By Jonathan Susser | June 15, 2020

Approximately 80% of Americans have smartphones, but other forms of smart technology — technology that gives users more ways to customize their home — are growing in popularity. These devices offer new levels of control, freedom and security and can[…]