Glacial Energy Blog

Battle of the Bulbs

Ever since February 2007, incandescent bulbs have been the target of legislation to phase them out of use by 2014. The reason for this phase out is simple: incandescent bulbs are severely inefficient. So that begs the question: What bulbs should we switch to? There are two possible answers to that question. And in this [...]

The Driving Force behind LEDs

We all know Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs, are energy efficient and bright light sources. With the rapid increase in LED usage, the world will be saving about $30 billion in energy costs by the year 2027. That’s equal to the annual output of 44 large power plants! Of all the electricity produced in the [...]

Home Improvements That Will Save Energy!

We all want our homes to look presentable to guests who visit and potential buyers when we’re ready to sell. We also want to feel good about our home – our investment – in general. By making some energy efficient home improvements, you can improve how your home looks, save money, and feel good about [...]

The Benefits of Weather Stripping

As houses age, they can develop small cracks along seams in windowsills, door frames, and attic spaces. These tiny cracks can have a major impact on your energy costs. Air seeps through these cracks, causing your home to lose 30 to 40% in extra heat in the winter and cooled air from your air conditioner [...]

Become a FANatic

With temperatures on the rise and the official start of summer not that far away, it’s time to start preparing for how to stay cool this summer.  Of course, if you have an air conditioning unit, it’s just a matter of setting it to a temperature you’re comfortable with but also making sure you’re comfortable [...]

Greener Greenhouses

On the surface, a greenhouse can be considered an environmentally-friendly architectural structure as it stands due to the protective environment it provides for various types of plants.  They serve to optimize plant growth by trapping heat and providing light in winter months, stabilizing unreliable water supplies, preventing withering with controlled cooling in summer months, and [...]

Energy Efficiency and the Technology Behind It

In today’s world, energy efficiency and technology go hand in hand. With technological advances becoming more and more user friendly, it’s easier for businesses to incorporate them and to use them to manage their energy resources. From hardware to software, quite a few different types of energy efficiency technology are playing vital roles in businesses [...]

Energy Saving Tips for Handheld Devices

The presence of electronics in the consumer world continues to grow with the release of new and upgraded versions of devices every few months. It’s quite common for people to own multiple electronics, interchanging devices throughout the day and draining the battery life in each. These electronics and their corresponding chargers do not seem to [...]

Save Green by Going Green

Owning a home is the “American Dream� but it doesn’t always feel that way, does it?  Besides your mortgage and insurance, you have to worry about all the other bills a house comes with, like water and electricity.  Saving money in this day and age has become even more of a priority.  If you’ve been [...]

Don’t Forget About Your Air Filter

If you’ve scoured the internet for energy saving tips, you may have come across this one: change your air filter regularly.  Every air conditioning company emphasizes that air filters need to be changed once a month.  This is especially mandatory in the summer months when you use your air conditioner the most. Benefits Your Home [...]

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