Glacial Energy Blog

Heating Mistakes

Winter weather forces people to break out the extra blankets and crank up the heat. However, there are five common mistakes that people make when it comes to keeping their home warm during the winter, and it’s costing them extra money every month. Thermostats Once the cold grips the area, one of the first things [...]

What is Fuel Cell?

Coal and oil have been at the forefront of energy production for decades. Natural gas has become increasingly popular lately as well, and nuclear power is still in use, but very cautiously. In addition to these finite fossil fuels,  there are many other energy sources to be tapped into. On the renewable end of the [...]

Paying Less at the Pump

Every December, the Energy Information Administration releases the following year’s Annual Energy Outlook, and December 2013 had some very appealing information for consumers! The report shows predictions that the production of oil and gas in the United States will increase in the coming decades. The report also details that the energy usage, especially fossil fuel [...]

Energy Star: Behind the Logo

Energy Star has been around for over two decades, and the program has led to some major improvements to common electronics and appliances that we use on a daily basis. These improvements made the appliances more energy efficient, cutting energy costs and reducing our impact on the environment. The program was conceived by the Energy [...]

Strong Demand for Natural Gas

Last month, the price of natural gas rose about half a percent to $4.310 per million British Thermal Units (mmBTU). This gave market analysts reason to believe that the demand for natural gas will continue to increase into this new year. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), about half of the households in the [...]

Preparing for Lights Out, Pt. 2

Click here for our first post in this series, Preparing for Lights Out, Pt. 1. During the Outage Keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible. You do not need to refrigerate your emergency water, so keeping it out of the fridge will allow perishable food to last longer. An unopened fridge will remain cool for [...]

Preparing for Lights Out, Pt. 1

Power outages are becoming less frequent in some parts of the country thanks to advances in grid technology. However, they do still happen from time to time, and it’s always good to be prepared for one. There are several ways to prepare for an outage, and there are several things you can do during and [...]

Green Giving

Christmas time brings families together with bright lights, fancy feasts, and cheerful songs. Gifts will be exchanged between family and friends, many of them electronics, and home cooked meals will be had. Along with the bright lights, cheer, food, and gifts comes something else: higher energy bills. We’ll look at a few ways to help [...]

Testing Your Home for Air Leaks

Leaks are never a good thing. Whether you have a leaky faucet dripping into your sink, a leaky pipe getting your floor wet, or a leaky window making your air-conditioned home less comfortable, leaks are always issues that need to be addressed. When it comes to air leaks, you need to have your home inspected [...]

Bundling Up Your Home

Winter is right around the corner, and there’s no better time than right now to start preparing your home for the cold months ahead. There are several things you can do to prepare yourself, including common steps like weather-stripping your home, adding insulation, or wrapping pipes, and lesser known steps like cleaning your gutters and [...]

Page 2 of 18«12345»10...Last »