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Energy saving tips and home improvement basics.


Ambit Energy Reviews: Ceiling Fan Efficiency

Ambit Energy Reviews: Ceiling Fan Efficiency

Let's face it, ceiling fans aren't the coolest product to research and shop for to make your home more energy efficient. Here is a guide to make it easier....

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Office Energy Audit Checklist

Office Energy Audit Checklist

Conducting an office energy audit can save your company more money than you may think. Here is a great energy audit checklist to help you on your way....

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Energy Fun Facts for the Fourth of July (Infographic)

Energy Fun Facts for the Fourth of July (Infographic)

Check out our fun Fourth of July energy infographic....

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Past Articles

Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits for Small Businesses – 04/06/17

How to Choose an Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer – 04/04/17

Ambit Energy Reviews: Energy-Efficient Dishwashers – 03/28/17

How to Achieve Work/Life Balance – 03/21/17

Understanding Different Power Modes for Home Electronics – 03/14/17

Reduce Energy Waste from Windows – 03/07/17

Ambit Energy Reviews Energy Efficient Refrigerators – 02/28/17

Energy Saving Tips for an Apartment – 01/17/17

Ambit Energy Reviews: Rechargeable Batteries – 01/10/17

Get Organized Now for Income Taxes – 01/04/17

Ambit Energy Reviews Energy Efficient TVs – 12/13/16

Easy Ways to Insulate Your Home – 11/29/16

Ambit Energy Reviews 2017 Electric Cars – 11/22/16

What Do Different Plastic Recycling Numbers Mean? – 10/25/16

Burning Energy as the Ultimate Sports Fan – 10/20/16

Easy Ways to Use Less Electricity – 10/18/16

How to Maintain a Strong Foundation for Your Home – 10/04/16

Ten Ways to Prevent High Energy Bills This Summer – 06/14/16

Ambit Energy Reviews: Eco-Friendly Yard Care – 06/07/16

Celebrate Earth Day with a DIY Craft for Kids – 04/19/16

Going Green with Ambit Energy – 04/13/16

How to Start an Office Recycling Program that Works – 04/05/16

Ambit Energy Reviews Home Automation Tools – 03/21/16

Solar and Wind Thrive Despite Cheaper Oil and Gas – 03/08/16

14 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Workplace – 03/01/16

A Brighter Future for Incandescent Bulbs is in the Works – 02/16/16

How to Prep Your Kitchen for the Holidays – 11/17/15

Solar Savings: Combined Power of Sunrun & Ambit | Ambit Energy – 10/20/15

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters | Ambit Energy – 10/13/15

Set your Thermostat, Save Money this Fall – 10/06/15

Five Ways to Keep Your Home Energy Efficient This Fall – 09/15/15

Host a Football Watching Party without High Energy Bills | Ambit Energy – 09/08/15

Pros & Cons of Retractable Screens | Ambit Energy – 08/18/15

Ambit Energy Reviews the Top LED Replacement Bulbs – 08/11/15

5 Tips to Protect Yourself from a Home Improvement Scam – 07/29/15

Ambit Energy Reviews Five Smart Thermostats – 07/08/15

8 Ways to Avoid High Energy Bills on July 4 – 06/30/15

Don’t Fall Prey to the Mover Ripoff – 06/10/15

Use Your Thermostat to Boost Summer Energy Efficiency | Ambit Energy – 05/27/15

The Green Way to a Blue Pool – 05/19/15

Summer Ready Checklist: How to Prepare Your Home – 05/12/15

The Natural Way to Get a Greener Garden – 04/28/15

Top Ways to Get Rid of Clutter After Spring Cleaning – 03/24/15

Spring Checklist to Improve Indoor Air Quality – 03/10/15

6 Tips for Maximum Winter Warmth with Minimum Costs – 02/17/15

Home Energy Savings Trends with Real Staying Power – 01/27/15

How and Where to Detect Air Leaks in Your Home – 01/20/15

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs for the New Year – 12/23/14

Energy Tips: Myths of Energy Savings, Busted – 11/25/14

Home Heating: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You | Ambit Energy – 11/11/14

Colorful Fall Leaves Can Lead to Bright Spring Flowers – 09/30/14

Prepare Your Lawn and Garden for Seasons Ahead – 09/23/14

Smart Meters: Changing the Way You Look at Energy – 09/16/14

Clean Up with Laundry Energy Savings Tips – 09/02/14

4 Essential Back-to-School Energy Saving Tips | Ambit Energy – 08/19/14

Texas Power Payback™. You Save. We pay. – 08/12/14

Get Paid to Save: Ambit Power Payback Program | Ambit Energy – 07/25/14

Peak Time Water Conservation Reduces Power Grid Strain | Ambit Energy – 07/22/14

Beat the Heat: Texas Summer Energy Outlook – 07/15/14

Appliance Smarts for Summer Energy Savings – 07/08/14

Five Reasons to Replace Old Windows NOW – 05/20/14

Moving Checklist: Manage Your Utilities and Services – 05/13/14

Five Essential Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products – 04/21/14

Earth Day Activities: Learn How to Plant a Tree – 04/15/14

Digital Update: How to Baby-Proof Your Electronics – 04/08/14

Spring Cleaning: 5 Steps to Organize Your Home – 04/01/14

Go Green with Landscaping Tips for Spring – 03/25/14

Spring Break Energy Saving Checklist | Ambit Energy – 03/04/14

Prepare Your Home for Warmer Temperatures – 02/25/14

E-Cycling 101: A Little Effort Can Make a Huge Impact – 02/18/14

Home Efficiency Tips: Get the Most Out of Your Fireplace – 01/14/14

Green Home Energy Resolutions for the New Year – 12/31/13

Light Bulb Buying Guide to Increase Energy Efficiency – 12/26/13

Five Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill this Winter – 12/17/13

Holiday Energy Efficiency Tips for Homeowners – 11/26/13

How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter – 11/19/13

Fall Cleanup - Increase Home Energy Efficiency – 11/12/13

Add Attic Insulation & Save on Winter Heating Costs | Ambit Energy – 10/29/13

Energy Efficiency Tips to Save Money on Laundry Day – 10/22/13

Kitchen Energy Savings: Improve Dishwasher Efficiency & Spend Less – 10/15/13

Home Energy Tips: Choose Energy Efficient Light Bulbs – 09/17/13

First-Time Homeowners: Energy Tips & Extra Savings | Ambit Energy – 08/27/13

Vacation Energy Savings: Save Watts While You’re Away – 08/06/13

Save Money with Energy Efficient Window Treatments – 07/30/13

Save Energy with Your Water Heater | Ambit Energy – 07/23/13

How to Prevent Air Conditioner Breakdowns this Summer – 07/16/13

Safety First: Cooking with Natural Gas – 07/02/13

Reading (and Understanding) Your Electric Meter – 06/25/13

Smart Landscaping for Energy Savings – 06/18/13

Energy Tips: Save Energy Costs by Unplugging – 06/11/13

Boost Summer Energy Savings with Efficient AC | Ambit Energy – 06/04/13