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Environment & Energy

From alternative fuel vehicles on the road to LED bulbs in the home, Clark is always a pioneer in the field of energy savings. He believes it's critical to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and that going green can actually put more green in your wallet!

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Skip the CFLs and go straight to the LEDs If you haven’t yet embraced CFLs because of complaints you have heard, then good news: Now is the time to go straight to LEDs! LEDs have dropped significantly in price and are better than ever. Some can last up to 20+ years. They don’t contain mercury and are 95% recyclable. Use this Energy Star calculator to find out how much they could save you.  (Source: Fresh Energy) 

Home Energy Savings Guide

6 Ways To Cut Home Energy Costs

Utility bills can make up a significant portion of a family’s monthly budget. With a little planning, research, and work, you can cut your home's energy consumption by a substantial amount. With Earth Day coming up next month, here are 6 ways to get the job done. Check out these ...

Solar Panel Installation Guide

Is your power bill getting too costly? Now may be the time to consider installing solar at your home. Residential solar installations are expected to be up 50% year over year. A small number of states where laws are favorable to solar account for a big chunk of that growth: ...

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There are actually 2 low-cost price leaders this month for fixed rates, according to the Georgia Public ...

 

Your Guide to Christmas Lights Safety

Nothing quite says ‘Happy Holidays’ like hanging roughly 25,000 lights on your house, by your house, in your house, in your trees, on your shrubs, on your lawn… Holiday lighting is a fun, festive way to celebrate.  I don’t know about you, but I love to drive around town and ...

 

Will LED Christmas Lights Really Save You Money?

I stopped by my local hardware store a few weeks ago to pick up some Christmas lights to hang around my house this season. The first thing I noticed was that consumers now have a choice when it comes to Christmas lights between old fashioned incandescent bulbs and modern energy ...

Get a programmable thermostat There are plenty of options from basic to fancy and you can see real time data on your phone. A lot of utilities have rebates available, so check before you purchase. On average, if you turn the thermostat down by one degree Fahrenheit for 8 hours every night, you’ll use about 1% less energy. So lowering it 5 degrees overnight saves 5%. (Source: Department of Energy)

A Look at the Nest Thermostat

A former Apple executive has given the lowly programmable thermostat in your home a high-tech makeover. The Nest Learning Thermostat is the brainchild of Tony Fadell, who had a role in the design of the iPod and iPhone. What can the Nest thermostat do for you? The Nest is a ...

12 Quick DIY Ways To Save on Your Energy Bill

  Summer will be over in a few weeks and it's never too early to start thinking about ways to lower your winter heating costs. By making some basic tweaks to your home, you can stay warm and save money at the same time. Here are 12 quick DIY ways ...

Ripoff alert: Bottled water?

Ripoff alert: Bottled water?

When you buy bottled water, are you really getting what you pay for? A new report about the industry might surprise you.

Save 15 Cents/Gallon On Gasoline

If you are looking to save money on gas, Wal-Mart has a big offer for you in nearly 20 states. The mega-retailer is offering a discount of 15 cents/gallon all summer long through September 8. It's available at any Wal-Mart gas station if you use a Wal-Mart money card or ...

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