Glacial Energy Blog

Tips To Prevent High Electric Bills

As we continue through spring and into the summer months, we’ll be changing our normal heating and cooling habits. This past winter saw some brutally cold temps nationwide, with low temperatures even hitting the south pretty hard. This resulted in many higher than normal energy bills for these months, and many wondering how to avoid [...]

Sunscreen for Windows

The right windows can accent any home. They can be stylish and provide a lot of natural light. Having large or numerous windows, especially ones that face south, can have a negative effect as well. The ultraviolet rays coming from the sun can damage your carpet or furniture. The infrared sunlight will also warm up [...]

Pros of Keeping Your Home Cool

Setting our thermostats low in the summer helps keeps us comfortable, and keeping your home cool at other times of the year actually has several benefits as well. Adjusting the temperature in your home down just 2° to 5° can help you sleep better and even lose weight. We’ll look at five different ways lowering [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gadgets To Monitor Your Electricity Usage

How many appliances are running in your house right now? Remember that just because a device is “off�, it does not necessarily mean it isn’t drawing on electricity. Televisions, DVD players, refrigerators, microwaves, computers, cell phone chargers, etc. are all constantly drawing power when they are plugged in. This could be leading to unnecessarily high [...]

What is a Cool Roof?

They’ve been implemented across the globe for centuries in one form or another, like the white roofed buildings of Santorini, and they still hold usefulness today. Cool roofs are made with reflective paint, sheet, or tiles to reflect the rays of the sun and prevent the roof from absorbing much of the warmth.  In the [...]

Twenty Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

Going green and making your home more energy efficient isn’t just about keeping the environment clean. It can actually save you some money too. There are all sorts of ways to make your home more energy efficient, whether it’s installing insulation, upgrading your central air system, replacing your windows, switching to better lighting solutions, or [...]

How Your Business can be Greener

There are numerous ways to make our businesses greener. They can be simple, immediate measures like cutting back on printers, scanners, and general paper use or installing high efficiency lighting. There are more in depth measures that can be taken too, that will have a strong, positive impact on the environment. These include revamping HVAC [...]

The Top Five Most Energy Efficient States in America

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases an annual list of the top 25 energy efficient states in America. It may come as a surprise that a few of the largest cities are actually ranked in the top five slots. The ratings are based on the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings in each city and [...]

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