Glacial Energy Blog

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 [...]

Electrical Safety Tips

Electricity has been around long enough that we don’t give it much thought.  We flip a switch and the light comes on (barring unforeseen circumstances, of course).  Sometimes, we get too comfortable and we neglect to take simple safety precautions.  Let’s take a look at a few tips to keep you and your family safe [...]

Electrical Safety During Thunderstorms

For some, the sound of rain can be a calming experience but for most, a severe thunderstorm can be daunting.  However, one important thing that applies to everyone is the issue of electrical safety, especially during a thunderstorm.  Here are a few points to keep in mind the next time Mother Nature brings a bad [...]

The 411 on Your Home’s Electrical System

The electrical system in your home is similar to the nerves in the human body. It’s essential for the modern home to run properly. If there’s something wrong with your home’s electrical system, it will affect other aspects of the house. A worst case scenario can even prove deadly considering that there are 51,000 electricity-related [...]

Be an Eco-Tourist!

Vacations are a wonderful way to escape reality when we need to. While you might not be able to get away from all of your troubles, a vacation is a nice way to unwind and recharge your batteries so you can get back to your life with renewed vigor. People today are starting to look [...]

Energy Efficient…Cooking?!

Yes, you can make your cooking process more energy efficient.  In this blog, we break down a few ways on how you can be a greener cook. Cover your pots and pans with tightly fitting lids while cooking so the steam stays trapped.  This helps decrease cooking time and your food cooks faster (win/win!). Use [...]

The Best Clothes Dryers for 2013

Are you in the market for a new dryer but you have no idea where to start?  In this blog we help break down some of the best available – and energy efficient – items on the market today. Bosch WTVC3300US On a scale of one to ten, this dryer was ranked at just above [...]

Go Green at Work!

Today, many people are looking for ways to be environmentally friendly because they realize the importance of having a safe and livable environment for future generations. “Going Green� isn’t just for your residence – you can apply the same ideas at your place of work! Get others in on the act and you will see [...]

Make Your Bathroom Energy Efficient

Did you know that approximately 13% of energy consumed in the average home is attributed to heating water?  How about that the average toilet alone uses 20-30% of the water in a home?  With this knowledge, it’s a good idea to follow some green tips for your bathroom that will not only save you money [...]

Nature Provides Power in Many Different Ways

The world around us has the potential to provide us with just about everything that we are going to need, including power and electricity. For many years, we’ve been content to use fossil fuels in order to create the energy that we need but today, people are starting to look at other options simply because [...]

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