Ways to Save Energy on Thanksgiving

thanksgivingWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re probably already planning Thanksgiving dinner, deciding what side dishes should complement the beautiful, glistening turkey and whether you should make pumpkin pie, pecan pie or both. Holidays are about getting together with friends and family but let’s be honest, it’s all about the food! Turkey, dressing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and the list goes on! With such an iconic meal to prepare, it’s no surprise the kitchen becomes ground zero on Thanksgiving, and the last thing on our minds is probably saving energy. However, a few minor adjustments really can save energy—which saves YOU money!

Here are few tips to keep in mind while you’re hustling around the kitchen:

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7 Energy-Saving Myths

It seems nowadays that everyone is talking about saving energy, which of course, translates to saving money. It’s unfortunate, however, that everything we read and hear just isn’t true! So, to save you some time, energy AND money, let us debunk some common energy-saving myths.


New Windows Will Save Energy
If you’ve noticed your home is somewhat drafty and/or doesn’t hold heat or air well, you might be considering replacing your windows. In some cases, this is a great investment that not only saves energy but can also increase the value of your home. However, don’t be quick to make the call. In some cases, the investment isn’t really worth it. Replacing the windows on your home means replacing all the windows on your home, a costly feat that isn’t really worth it unless they are Energy Star certified. Another less-expensive option might be to have the air ducts serviced to make sure there are no leaks and any specific windows inspected for major problems.

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Cleveland’s Best Lunch Spots

Cleveland, Ohio. A small town sitting just on the edge of Lake Erie.

Outside of the area, people might not know much about this big little city, but for those who visit or live there, it’s easy to understand why Forbes named it one of the country’s fastest emerging downtown areas. Businesses are rushing to the area, bringing in a new demographic ready and willing to encourage and support a new stream of businesses.

Just one of the areas impacted by the economic growth is the restaurant scene. It seems like a new place is popping up on every corner, making it a little more difficult to decide which place is getting your business for your next lunch outing. No worries, though. We’ve done a little research, combined the old with the new, and picked out some favorites you shouldn’t pass by.

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9 Simple Ways to Save Energy


With the days of writing checks long gone, it’s easy to let months pass without really checking your regular bills. When it comes to our energy costs, we tend to deem it a necessary expense, without really considering if it’s possible to decrease it. The truth is that by making a few changes in our day-to-day habits we actually can decrease our energy costs substantially.

Here are a few simple ways to get started:

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7 Ways to Stay Cool in a Not-So-Cool Office


As heat waves continue to sweep across the country, it seems like people are doing whatever it takes to stay cool. Temperatures are reaching record highs across the country, and it doesn’t seem like a break is coming anytime soon!

While we’d all love to get on the nearest plane to the beach, that’s just not reality. We’ve still got to wake up, get dressed, get in and out of steamy cars, drive to work, and somehow, make it through the day with a smile on our faces.

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3 Energy-Saving Must Haves



When it comes to saving energy, we all think it’s a good idea.

Sure, let’s save energy–that’s better for the world, right? But what does that actually mean?

Little do we know that everyday people can make a great impact with a few simple decisions, specifically when it it comes to choosing products for your home or office. Nowadays, there are hundreds of new products available that really do save energy and offer consumers many benefits (lower energy bills and really savvy technology).

If you’re not up-to-date on what’s been happening with these smart, energy-saving devices, no worries. We decided to weed through the hundreds of items to decide which are the most convenient, affordable and energy-efficient for everyday people like ourselves.

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