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 [...]

Consumer Vehicles That Run on Compressed Natural Gas

Natural gas is widely used to provide electricity to a local or regional power grid, and also to directly power some homes, but did you realize that there are also vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG)? These aren’t specially designed, LNG plant-owned vehicles, either; they’re consumer grade cars, trucks, vans, and public transportation [...]

What Makes Windows Energy Efficient?

Energy efficient windows can save you a bundle of money by preventing heat loss or gain in winter and summer, respectively. These types of windows seal up your house and make it as air-tight as possible, which in turn keeps your heating and cooling appliances running at maximum efficiency. But what exactly does it mean [...]

How a Hotel Can Become Eco-Friendly

If you’re looking to go on vacation and want to make sure your temporary home is environmentally friendly, try Green Hotels. The Green Hotels Association has been listing hotels that are dedicated to providing guests with a comfortable stay and caring for their employees since 1993. These hotels implement energy management systems, fluorescent and LED [...]

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, [...]