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 [...]

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 [...]

Electric Blankets: Keeping Warm, Keeping Safe

As the colder months start settling in, we may often find ourselves looking forward to snuggling up in a warm bed. Many of us will crawl into a seemingly ice cold bed that will warm up while we stay bundled up in it. But those of us with electric blankets can simply preheat our beds [...]

Teaching Children About Electricity

Electricity is a major part of all of our lives. From turning on the lights at night to playing video games, electricity is a part of almost everything we do. As such, it is also important to learn all we can about electricity and how it helps appliances function. Teaching children about electricity may seem [...]

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 [...]

Electric circuits 101

Here’s a little recap of high school chemistry for you: Electricity is formed by charged particles that originate in atoms. An atom consists of protons, electrons and neutrons. Protons are positively charged while electrons are negatively charged. The flow of electrons between two points is known as electricity. In order for us to safely consume [...]

You can prevent electrical fires

Christmas is around the corner and now is the perfect time to calculate your electrical usage before plugging in your Christmas lights. It’s also important to take safety precautions to avoid a disastrous electrical fire. Things like faulty wiring, dry winter weather and bad electronic product choices can all act as contributing factors in a [...]