Thursday, May 17th, 2012 | Author:

In November 2011 in Pennsylvania, the first Met-Ed and Penelec customers were enrolled by IDT Energy.  When it began servicing the community, IDT sent a 1,000,000 piece media insert into every residential home in the serviceable footprint.   Historically, the consumer had no choice (except for deciding whether to use Met-Ed or Penelec as their utility company including the generation and delivery of electricity to one’s home or work).  Now that has changed.  Thanks to the inauguration of the  Pennsylvania Electric Choice program, residents can choose their electricity generator supplier. Met-Ed/Penelec will continue to deliver one’s electricity to them and maintain the poles and wires.  The only difference is, consumers will be given the chance to choose their electric generation supplier by looking at the lowest price, best quality services, or a combination of the two.

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Wednesday, May 02nd, 2012 | Author:

Irrespective of whether the days are scorching hot or one is basking in pleasant weather conditions, there are many ways to save on one’s IDT Energy utility bills. People often think that it is just during the summer months that one can really make easy savings on utility bills, but actually the same is true for the spring.

For example, spring is the best time to check that one’s roof has proper ventilation.  Quality attic ventilation can assist in the reduction of heat buildup as the weather gets warmer which will ultimately cut cooling costs.  This leads to how to save on electricity bills vis-à-vis the air conditioner unit.  It is crucial that the air conditioner is subject to a once-a-year inspection.  Springtime is the perfect opportunity to do this.  As well, once the weather gets warmer it is likely one is using their furnace much less so if it seems that it is in need of replacement, this is the time when sales are likely to take place so take advantage of it.

So use the spring to really make a difference to your long-term IDT Energy utility bills.  Save money today.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | Author:

It is a lot less costly than many people realize, to insulate one’s house.  Once this is done correctly and effectively, one can make significant savings on their IDT Energy Bills.  Just taking a look at Minneapolis, it seems that many homes there are severely lacking in adequate insulation which results in winter drafts and excess summer heat.  So it is worthwhile investigating how much it would cost to properly insulate one’s house.

According to a recent article in Downtown Journal, it can cost as little as $3,000 to kill the drafts in one’s home.  Sealing one’s attic also makes a big difference to house heating and air conditioning, and, with rebates, the price can really be quite attractive.  As well, if one makes it a priority to repair attic air leaks, as without doing so, ice dams can be created or worsened, which can lead to structural roof repair.

So ultimately, it really does pay to properly insulate one’s home.  For those who don’t want to feel a draft or encounter excess heat in the summer  months, as well as save on their IDT Energy bills, it is definitely worth at least getting a price estimate on improving insulation.

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Thursday, April 05th, 2012 | Author:

It is always a good idea to teach children young.  Even youngsters should know about the importance and ease of conserving energy so that one’s IDT Energy – or other service provider – bill, is reduced as much as possible. Thus, at Elgin Junior High School, seventh-graders recently had an education on just this matter.  And, apart from the education teaching them something, it seemed that many of the little ones started helping their parents with easy-to-implement tips at home.

The reason the lessons began was because the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative gave a grant so that the school’s science teacher, Shanda Held, could set up the e3smart program. This teaches all about energy efficiency and is offered to students from 5th to 12th grades.  The idea of the program is to make math and science education practical – to bring it to students’ homes so that they can learn about how to practically conserve and reduce energy.

As part of the program, students were given various energy-saving items such as weather stripping, draft meters and door stops.  As well, they were given whistles that would be ignited when it’s time to replace furnace filters and low-energy CFL light bulbs.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 | Author:

One way for one to save on their IDT Energy/utility bills, is to plan ahead.  Building houses with energy-saving gadgets and principles already installed, makes a lot of sense in the long-run.  That is why next month’s grand opening of Cambria and Amberly at Foxboro North in North Salt Lake will show people stylish homes that feature energy-saving devices to reduce utility bills.

The idea of these homes are that they take the stress out of trying to find ways to reduce energy costs because of the actual design.  When one’s home is designed with energy conservation in mind, already a significant chunk of one’s utility bill is slashed.  That is why this is known as “Woodside Homes are Better By Design.”  What they will do is use R-19-rated walls, R-38-rated ceilings and R-30-rated floors in floors above unconditioned space.  As well, installing Low-E vinyl windows are able to more easily control external effects on interior temperatures.  As well, quick-recovery water heaters reduce heating expenses; the use of water-saving plumbing fixtures limit water usage, and efficient air conditioning units and programmable thermostats facilitate the minimization of utility bills.  In other words, everyone saves without feeling it in their homes or quality of life.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | Author:

In terms of saving energy, it is best to educate our children as young as possible.  If they understand how much money can be saved from an early age, then things are likely to change and they themselves will engage in acts that will save energy.  Everyone wants lower utility bills. No matter how great your utility service is – IDT Energy or any of the others – you are always looking for ways to pay less.  So what steps were taken recently in Farmington to achieve this?

Joining forces with Ameresco Inc., Farmington is seeking to develop energy- and water-saving measures at various schools and municipal buildings.  The energy audit that was conducted last year, resulted in a $3.3m contract to cover the cost of energy-saving projects at 22 school and municipal buildings. What’s great is that it won’t cost Farmington anything.  But the result will be an improvement of the energy efficiency of the buildings and a reduction in greenhouse emissions and gas. That has to be good news for IDT Energy and other utility service customers.



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Sunday, February 05th, 2012 | Author:

Making energy cheaper is a priority for both people individually, and for companies as a whole. Those in West Virginia were recently privy to a series of talks broadcast on WVU on energy saving tips, with a special focus on companies. Whether you are signed up with IDT Energy or another utility provider in America, it is always a good idea to find out new ways to save on your bills.
One of the topics in the series was how to maximize efficiency when using compressed air systems. All of the talks are broadcast on the web, but for those wanting to hear them live, they are taking place at the Evansdale Campus at no charge.
Finding new ways to lower or maintain efficiency in energy can have a huge impact on a company’s finances and also have the added bonus of being beneficial to the environment. Helping the environment and saving money is good news for everyone.

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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 | Author:

Now is the time to switch your lights to fluorescent lamps. Whatever utility service provider you are using – IDT Energy or any of the others – it is always worth investigating how to reduce energy and costs. But the question being asked, is why is it that now is the time? Well, since the US Energy Department implemented regulations that will eliminate the future manufacturing of T12 fluorescent lamps after July of this year, Americans are being advised to buy now to ensure they get what they need.

This isn’t the first such regulation. Indeed, a year-and-a-half ago in July 2010, there was a regulation that almost completely eliminated T12 fluorescent magnetic ballasts from the market. So buy now to avoid disappointment in a few months’ time when it will become almost impossible to find these T12 replacement lamps.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 | Author:

It looks like 2012 is going to be a good year for Americans and new ways of saving energy through all energy service providers such as IDT Energy. Many areas are motivated to implement energy saving programs and a lot are considering doing the same. Massachusetts utility programs are currently looking at 2.4 percent savings in 2012. The idea is to introduce ramp-ups in as many states as possible. In addition, the Maryland Public Service Commission has instructed the state’s utilities to look at other possible efficiency programs to fill in what state law is not doing for its ultimate goal of 10 percent savings over the next three years.

There is much work taking place in America right now to help with energy efficiency across the board – individual, companies, government, etc. Although at the moment, there has been a slow down due to the economic issues. Nonetheless, there are still a ton of energy-efficiency products that keep coming on the market and prices are coming down on these too. As long as the matter continues to be a hot topic for all Americans, it is likely the country will reach its goal of increased energy savings over the next few years.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 | Author:

Learn important tips, in under two minutes, for saving money on your energy costs. Whether you’re using IDT Energy or another company, you’ll be amazed how a few quick checks can help you to know if you’re wasting money on your energy bill. Follow Home 101 hosts Curtis and Courtney to find out about these important tips for saving energy.

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