Glacial Energy Blog

Electric Motorcycles Anyone?

Do you love the speed and the flexibility of a motorcycle?  These days, most people talk about electric cars since cars tend to be more practical, but if you’re in the market for a motorcycle, consider all your options.  In this age of technology, that now includes electric motorcycles.  Here are a few advantages to [...]

Be an Energy Efficient….Parent?!

As a parent, the first thing you probably think about when it comes to energy is how much it takes to chase your little ones around…and how little you’re left with at the end of the day.  But with all the new gadgets available today to make your life easier (and to entertain the kiddos), [...]

Did You Know….?

One of the best ways that you and your family can begin to conserve energy and save on your monthly electric bill is by looking at the current appliances and products in your home.  If you have products that are old – over ten years or so – then they are not likely to be [...]

Don’t Forget About Your Air Filter

If you’ve scoured the internet for energy saving tips, you may have come across this one: change your air filter regularly.  Every air conditioning company emphasizes that air filters need to be changed once a month.  This is especially mandatory in the summer months when you use your air conditioner the most. Benefits Your Home [...]

Do Renters Use More Energy?

Why would anyone buy inefficient appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers?  There are several possible answers to this question but today, we’re exploring one of them: They are not buying these appliances for themselves.  Landlords rent out their property to a tenant and, in most cases; the tenant is responsible for the energy bill.  [...]

A Day without Electricity

You know the saying, absence makes the heart grow fonder?  Or perhaps, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone?  Well, those same principles could apply to electricity.  Imagine just one day without lights, televisions, phones, and the internet (sadly, no blog reading!)…it might be a hard concept to grasp considering how accustomed we [...]

What’s So Special about LED Lights?

Energy efficiency isn’t a new concept, but every single year there seems to be a new advance in the area.  Light emitting diodes, or what you know as LEDs, for example, aren’t new but their prices continue to drop and more and more people are using them.  And why not?  Some LEDs have a lifespan [...]

The Benefits of Solar Energy

Using the power of the sun for energy is nothing new, but it is certainly starting to become more popular.  The traditional forms of energy that we use today – mainly fossil fuels – are finite. These forms of energy will run out sooner rather than later, so it makes sense to look into better, [...]

Energy Saving Tips for the Kitchen!

The kitchen has long been the symbol of family gatherings and welcoming aromas.  For many, this can be the busiest, most used space in their home.  With this in mind, doesn’t it deserve to operate more efficiently?  We think so!  This blog breaks down just a few tips to make your kitchen work for you…for [...]

Energy Efficient Computers

What do you tend to shop for when buying a new computer?  Speed, power, screen size?  That’s normal but what about how energy efficient it is?  Consider this: if all computers sold in the U.S. met ENERGY STAR requirements, energy savings would grow to $1.8 billion each year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equal to those [...]