Glacial Energy Blog

The Speed of Electricity

The speed of electricity and the speed of light are the same. Light and electricity are able to travel at an amazing 186,000 miles per second. It can be difficult for anyone to wrap one’s head around just how fast this really is. An Example to Help Illustrate the Speed of Electricity One good example [...]

What City Uses the Most Electricity?

Have you ever wondered which cities in the United States and around the world are using the most electricity? Quite a few different things are going to factor into the amount of energy that a city uses, but some cities just seem to suck up the power more than others do. Las Vegas, for example, [...]

Glacial Energy: The REP That Cares

When you look for a retail energy provider (REP), what qualities do you look for?  Low rates?  Exceptional customer service?  Good for the environment?  Gives back to the community?  No matter which of these points is the most important to you, Glacial Energy is the answer.  Glacial Energy helps its consumers potentially save 10 – [...]

10 Energy Saving Tips for Your Business

The cost of energy always seems to be rising and in response, people are always looking for ways to save on their electricity bill.  When you have a business that uses a substantial amount of energy each month, it becomes even more important for you to find some ways to reduce your overall costs.  Here [...]

Party Decoration Tip: Use Black Lights

If you are in a mood for some festive lighting for your next party, how about using black lighting instead of the same old white lighting?  Black lights are a great way to illuminate your home and to change the ambience of a room for a party or a special occasion.  Some people tend to [...]

Cost-friendly home heating

There are many ways to heat your home during the winter. Heating your home accounts for about 40 percent of your energy bill so it is important to use cost-friendly home heating options. There are a variety of options available to heat your house. Solar heating: Active solar heating systems use solar energy to heat [...]

How to conserve energy around your bathroom

In winter we all want out bathrooms to be warm and cozy. A warm bathroom provides us an incentive to get out of that comfy bed and it also gives us a boost in getting ready for work. But keeping your bathroom comfortable also requires a shocking amount of electricity. Hot water, ventilation fans, light [...]

Teach kids saving energy is fun

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up my parents never missed a chance to lecture about wasting energy. As often as elders lecture, children don’t always pick up on their key points. Kids like to have fun, so why not make saving energy a game? Here are a few ideas you [...]

TV fan- You can save energy while watching your favorite shows.

We are American and we love to watch TV. Two, three or four hours of TV is the norm for many. Weekends often mean a television and video game marathon. Here are a couple of ways to still enjoy TV while reducing energy consumption. Invite some friends over when you want to watch TV. Why [...]

Gas standby Generators- Is it for you?

We’ve come across a number of storms that have caused power outages—Sandy, Isaac, Ike, Rita and Katrina caused billions of dollars in damage and left entire cities without powers for days or weeks on end. Living without power during (or after) a hurricane is the norm. Those who have suffered a blackout realize what convenience [...]

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