Glacial Energy Blog

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 [...]

A Helpful Moving Checklist

Moving can be a stressful undertaking. “Did I pack all of the dishware?� “Did I remember to put all the legal documents in the right binder?� and “How am I going to fit all of this into the moving truck?� may be some of the questions you ask yourself when it comes time to relocate. [...]

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 [...]

Game Night!

The idea of having a game night isn’t a new concept but over the years, it’s evolved into many different types of games – many of them using gaming consoles.  Some include pretending you’re playing guitar in the hottest band on the planet or a dancing in the finals on “So You Think You Can [...]

Energy Saving Tips for the Kitchen!

The kitchen has long been the symbol of family gatherings and welcoming aromas.  For many, this can be the busiest, most used space in their home.  With this in mind, doesn’t it deserve to operate more efficiently?  We think so!  This blog breaks down just a few tips to make your kitchen work for you…for [...]

Energy Efficient Lighting Tips

Lighting consumes 10% of the average American home’s utility bill so using energy-efficient lighting strategies can reduce the average home’s lighting costs significantly. Here are some tips to help increase energy efficiency. Use task lights: task lights only illuminate the area in use instead of lighting up the entire area and thus save energy. So, [...]

Moving 101: Switching Your Power

If you are getting ready to move, you already have quite a few things on your mind more than likely. You have to think about the actual physical part of the move, make sure that your furniture arrives on time, ensure that you have your cable and phone connected, and you have to make sure [...]

Solar Cooking Ideas

Have you ever heard of solar cooking? This type of cooking method will actually let you cook food using the power of the sun. Of course, it is not quite as simple as cracking an egg on the sidewalk or placing a cupcake pan on the porch in the middle of summer. The first thing [...]