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A red brick house with a blue staircase. An older house in need of home electrification.
The highs and lows of home improvement

Transforming Our Old Home: Our journey to energy-efficient home electrification

Katie and Greg navigate through the highs and lows of home improvement, sharing anecdotes, tips, and maybe even a few lol-worthy mishaps along the way.

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Monitor your energy

What Are Energy Monitors — And How Can They Help You Save?

Energy monitors are small devices (roughly the size of an iPhone), and they live inside your home’s electrical panel. Learn what they can and can’t do.

A woman sits in a NYC loft space that’s older and doesn’t have enough outlets
Plugging into vintage charm

Not Enough Outlets? Here’s How To (Safely) Deal

Practical advice on how to safely maximize the use of limited electrical outlets in old apartments.

A person holds a lantern up to a breaker box during a power outage
Be prepared

Understanding and Mastering Your Breaker Panel: A Comprehensive Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding how the circuit breakers in your electrical panels map to the outlets in your home

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Modernizing your power source

Things to Consider When Upgrading Your Home’s Electrical Panel

This guide provides essential insights into upgrading your home's electrical panel, focusing on energy audits, electrical demand, and smart technology integration.

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Getting down to basics

From Lightning Rods to Solar Panels: The Story of Electricity

Does electricity seem to work like magic to you? We break down the basics and give you an idea of how it all comes together.

The sun shines through the image of a battery, signifying a load controller in your home
Efficient Energy Flow

Harnessing the Power of a Load Controller for Smarter Home Energy Use

Load controllers offer a smart solution for homes, allowing for efficient energy management by dynamically adjusting electrical loads, leading to significant savings.

Electrify your home, for the environment
Get the gas out

Electrify Your Home: The Smart Way to Safety, Savings, and Sustainability

Discover how transitioning to electrify your home so you can enhance safety, reduce maintenance costs, improve energy efficiency, and significantly contribute to a more sustainable and climate-friendly living environment.

A person turns off a circuit breaker on an electrical panel
No more tripped breakers

Electrical Panel: What You Need To Know to Run and Maintain Yours

As we electrify our homes to save money and the planet, we’ll need to know more about our electricity setup. Here’s everything you need to know about your electrical panel: service capacity, safety, maintenance, and upgrading!

A person switches a circuit breaker in their electrical panel.
Command hub of the home

Home Electric 101: Understanding Amp Service and Electrical Panels

Electrical panels are responsible for safely distributing electricity from the service to all parts of your home. Learn the basics you need to know!

Having a backup power source to keep your home running during a power outage is critical.
Be prepared

What to do during a long power outage

Power outages are on the rise as our energy grid is under increasing stress. Here are some tips to make sure you stay safe during a long power outage.

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Be prepared

When the lights go out: Making the most of a short power outage

Whether it’s an hour or a day long, it’s never a bad idea to be prepared for what to do during a power outage

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Two men shake hands over solar panels, they are being installed in conjunction with batteries to help with Net Metering.
Solar energy’s next phase

NEM 3.0 - What You Need to Know About California’s New Net Energy Metering

Explore the economics of solar panel installation: is it right for you? What to know about net metering and the benefits of home batteries under NEM 3.0 in California.

A man uses a gas-powered lawn mower, and the emissions from the machine are making the air smoky.
Say bye to noise+pollution

Ditch That Gas-Guzzling Lawnmower and Electrify Your Yard Maintenance Tools

Old-fashioned gas-powered garden maintenance tools are out! Their electric and battery powered counterparts are surpassing expectations, reducing emissions, and limiting the noise of lawn care.

Heat pump condenser outside in Southwest
Heat pumps are cool

Electric Heat Pump Conversion: What to Consider

Upgrading to a heat pump for heating and cooling makes sense economically and for the environment, but what else do you need to know?

The deregulated energy market and different incentives through the state and IRA offer Texans lots of opportunity to save.
Save big in Texas

Beyond The Inflation Reduction Act: A Texas Guide

The deregulated energy market and different incentives through the state and IRA offer Texans lots of opportunity to save.

The Inflation Reduction Act aims to make homes more energy efficient with heat pumps, solar panels, and more.
So much savings

Understanding the Inflation Reduction Act for Homeowners and Renters

The Inflation Reduction Act is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make your home energy efficient and climate friendly. How it all works, though, can be confusing.

A large amount of solar panels, the proliferation of which is great for the environment but exasperates the duck curve.
When you use matters

The Duck Curve: The Cute-Sounding Problem that’s Getting Worse

As we use more solar power, flattening the duck curve is becoming a bigger challenge.

Electricity distribution lines, part of America’s energy solution
Charging towards energy freedom

Electricity: The Key to America's Energy Independence

Explore how the transition to electrification is pivotal for achieving U.S. energy independence and security.

Smiling kids on a clean school bus, they are breathing better air because it’s electric.
Clean buses for kids

$500 Million Now Available for Clean School Buses; Apply Now!

The United States’ largest public transportation system is our fleet of around 500,000 school buses. Now, there is $5 billion to help turn many of those into clean school buses.

smart energy podcast episode 5 heat pumps and electrification
Quit the carbon

Smart Energy Podcast Episode 5

On this episode of Smart Energy we're talking about food and how to eat more sustainably, speak with CEO Cooper Marcus at QuitCarbon, and answer a reader question about wood stoves for heating a house.

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A collection of Rheem water heaters
Stack up savings

Start Saving Energy with Your Rheem® Smart Water Heater

OhmConnect’s partnership with Rheem means that you may be able to connect your smart water heater to OhmConnect, start earning more rewards, and save more on energy costs. If you have a Rheem smart electric tank or heat pump water heater with integrated EcoNet® Wi-Fi technology, you can connect to OhmConnect!

Heat pump technician on a home exterior using the heat pump incentive money to get more heat pumps installed.
Heat pumps get a boost

Is There a Heat Pump in Your Future? A Lot of Governors Hope So.

25 Governors announce incentives to install 20 million heat pumps by 2030. Is your state on the list?

Get an IRA rebate for remodeling
Why pay more?

IRA Rebates Are Coming Soon: Here's How You Can Take Advantage Through Home Electrification Projects

You may be eligible for an IRA rebate if you're electrifying your home! Make the most of the High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Act (HEEHRA) with our guide.

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Investing in Energy Progress

How the Department of Energy is Investing Today

To understand the evolution of the U.S. energy system, we examine the Department of Energy's current investments, revealing a strategic roadmap for our country’s energy future.

Yellow electric school bus plugged in at a charging station.
For country

Smart Energy Podcast Episode 4

In this episode of Smart Energy, we discuss heat pumps, the Inflation Reduction Act, the national security benefits of electrification, and indoor air quality.

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