Glacial Energy Blog

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 [...]

Go Green at Work!

Today, many people are looking for ways to be environmentally friendly because they realize the importance of having a safe and livable environment for future generations. “Going Green” isn’t just for your residence – you can apply the same ideas at your place of work! Get others in on the act and you will see [...]

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, [...]

Can Music Create Electricity?

Electricity is energy, as we know, and that means that it seems feasible that music and sound wave energy should be able to create electricity. It seems plausible because it is plausible! The concept of being able to create electricity with sound waves has been around for some time. In fact, a device called an [...]

How Our Kids Learn about Energy

Just as with everything else in life, learning about energy should always begin at home. While the kids are likely going to be studying energy in some manner throughout their school life, you should take the time to teach them at least the basics while they are still at home. Of course, when you are [...]

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 [...]

Who is Henry Hub?

At first glance, the name Henry Hub might sound like some obscure comic book character from the mind of Stan Lee thanks to the alliteration! However, Henry Hub is not a comic book character, and it is not even a person. Instead, it is a noun of a different sort. Henry Hub is a thing. [...]

The Speed of Electricity

The speed of electricity and the speed of light are the same. Light and electricity are able to travel at an amazing 186,000 miles per second. It can be difficult for anyone to wrap one’s head around just how fast this really is. An Example to Help Illustrate the Speed of Electricity One good example [...]

Glacial Energy: The REP That Cares

When you look for a retail energy provider (REP), what qualities do you look for?  Low rates?  Exceptional customer service?  Good for the environment?  Gives back to the community?  No matter which of these points is the most important to you, Glacial Energy is the answer.  Glacial Energy helps its consumers potentially save 10 – [...]

Cost-friendly home heating

There are many ways to heat your home during the winter. Heating your home accounts for about 40 percent of your energy bill so it is important to use cost-friendly home heating options. There are a variety of options available to heat your house. Solar heating: Active solar heating systems use solar energy to heat [...]

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