Environmental and Home Energy Blog

6 Reasons Why Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Is Important

You’ve probably heard the term “carbon footprint.” You may have even been encouraged to limit your carbon footprint. But what exactly does this mean, and why should you reduce it?  The Spring Power & Gas team has got you covered. Learn why reducing your carbon footprint is important and [...]

2022-11-22T13:38:30-05:00November 21st, 2022|

Plastic Bottles Are Bad for the Environment: Why You Need a Reusable Bottle

Despite the bottled water industry growing every year, the case against buying single-use plastic bottles is expansive. The earth needs all hands on deck, which means reducing our plastic consumption and switching to more renewable and reusable sources.  Let’s get into why plastic bottles are so bad for the environment. [...]

2022-06-23T17:21:27-04:00November 1st, 2022|

How Much Energy Does A Light Bulb Use?

Any homeowner should be interested in the types of light bulbs they choose to implement in their home lighting scheme. When choosing a lightbulb, there are several questions to ask such as,  What are your priorities? Are you hoping to save energy or maximize output in one area? How much [...]

2022-07-12T10:22:00-04:00October 1st, 2022|

What is Sustainable Fashion? Plus, How to Support It

As consumers become more committed to protecting the planet, more and more people are voicing concern over the ethical issues surrounding fast fashion. This has caused many buyers to switch to sustainable fashion for their wardrobe choices. What is sustainable fashion? How can you support it? And why should you? [...]

2022-09-28T10:48:08-04:00September 28th, 2022|

Beware of Imposter Emails and Telephone Scams!

Energy scams are a growing problem across the country. People presenting themselves as “sales representatives” are using manipulation tactics to gain access to your personal information. Stay safe and know how to protect yourself from Spring Power & Gas imposter scams. Learn how to identify call or email scams with [...]

2022-09-21T11:49:57-04:00September 21st, 2022|

Why There’s Increased Energy Costs and What You Can Do to Save Energy

With summer comes increased energy costs—which hasn’t changed this year. But there are plenty of ways to keep energy usage down this summer.  How Is the Price of Electricity Determined? Among other factors, the cost of electricity is determined by how much it takes different companies to provide energy. Technically [...]

2022-08-23T17:40:05-04:00August 23rd, 2022|

9 Tips on How to Cool a Room Naturally This Summer

Summer is in full swing, which means you might wake up hot and sticky in the middle of the night. Heatwaves and unforgiving temperatures can make summertime much less enjoyable, especially when you can’t find relief. While the warmth is pleasant when you’re outside hosting BBQs, at the beach or [...]

2022-08-04T12:19:04-04:00August 4th, 2022|

What is Sustainable Living? A Beginner’s Guide

You’ve probably heard the phrase sustainable living on social media, in the title of your favorite blogger’s posts, and from your friends' mouths. But what is sustainable living, really? It’s more than a buzzword—it’s a complex ethos that translates to a practical way of making a difference. In this article, [...]

2022-05-12T13:49:22-04:00May 9th, 2022|

How to Increase Energy Savings with Home Air Sealing

Home air sealing is the process of identifying and sealing points in your home that allow air from the outside to leak inside. This often requires a fairly extensive search of the house. While common air entry points can be quickly found in doorways and window seams, cracks in your [...]

2022-07-13T14:34:03-04:00April 12th, 2022|
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