Geothermal Energy: Power from Underground

Geothermal Energy: Power from Underground

We have used geothermal energy for over 10,000 years, dating back to when ancient humans cooked and bathed in hot springs. It was not until 1960 when the first geothermal power plant in the United States was established for electricity generation. Many decades down...
Nuclear Energy: Good or Bad?

Nuclear Energy: Good or Bad?

There are many forms of energy that power our world: solar, wind, hydro-electric, fossil fuels, and so on. These are all viable, but there’s no fuel quite like nuclear energy. Although if you live in Nevada, you may not know much about that. While there are...
Wind Power Basics

Wind Power Basics

Most of us want to go green these days, and if there was a way to use clean, renewable, and affordable sources of energy for all our daily needs that’s what most of us would do. And while a lot of us know how hydroelectric dams and even solar power works, wind...
What is the Best Type of Air Conditioning Unit for You?

What is the Best Type of Air Conditioning Unit for You?

Air conditioning units are essential to keeping our homes and businesses livable despite Nevada’s high temperatures. But which type of unit is the best option for your home or business? There are several considerations when selecting an air conditioning unit....
Are Outdated Appliances Breaking your Budget?

Are Outdated Appliances Breaking your Budget?

Sky High Electric Bills?While the wise and frugal mindset generally strives to get the most use out of an item before purchasing a new one, hanging on to an old appliance can often be far from frugal. Older models of appliances such as refrigerators, clothes dryers,...
The Effects of Power Outages on Computers & Electronics

The Effects of Power Outages on Computers & Electronics

Power outages or blackouts can cause major problems at a home and business. Data loss, productivity, security and even profits can all be consequences. But in addition to the related inconvenience, the cause of power interruptions can also put sensitive electrical...
What Happens When Your House Gets Struck by Lighting?

What Happens When Your House Gets Struck by Lighting?

About 1 in 200 houses are struck by lightning every year. Various factors can affect your level of risk, including whether there are higher structures nearby (metal light poles can have a protective effect), the local climate, etc. In areas such as Las Vegas where...
Are You Prepared For A Power Outage?

Are You Prepared For A Power Outage?

NOW is the Time Electrical power outages can happen any time of the year due to storms, accidents, construction, or grid blackouts; but winter is by far one of the most dangerous times to be caught unprepared in an outage. Even a relatively short amount of time...