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How to Detect a Gas Leak

How to Detect a Gas Leak

How to Check for a Natural Gas Leak Many homes and businesses use natural gas for heating, to warm our water, and cook food. With appliances running on natural gas, leaks may sometimes happen and ...
Benefits of Natural Gas

Benefits of Natural Gas

The Benefits of Using Natural Gas Part of being a smart consumer is staying informed on the energy that your home or business is using. In this blog post, Santanna Energy goes over the advantages of ...
Benefits of Deregulation in Illinois

Benefits of Deregulation in Illinois

Benefits of Illinois Energy Deregulation Since the introduction of energy deregulation in 1998, Illinois businesses and residents have seen their energy prices go down and their choices go up. With ...
History of Illinois Deregulation

History of Illinois Deregulation

Many states in the US benefit from energy deregulation – Illinois being one of them. Deregulation has given Illinois residents the choice when it comes to choosing who to work with as their ...
Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Ways to Save Energy for Small Businesses Owning and running a business is a time consuming and often expensive venture. While some costs such as employee salaries, equipment purchases, office space ...
Top 2019 Home Energy Tax Credits

Top 2019 Home Energy Tax Credits

2019 Tax Energy Credits for Your Home It’s tax season again and homeowners who made energy efficient upgrades to their homes in 2018 may be eligible for tax credits to offset the costs of ...
How to shop for electricity?

How to shop for electricity?

What are the basics for shopping for electricity? There are many tips on how to save electricity in your home. We can insulate our homes and switch to energy efficient light bulbs and appliances. ...
How to Get Your Home Ready For Spring

How to Get Your Home Ready For Spring

How to Get Your Home Ready For Spring Warmer weather is on the horizon and while everyone is more than ready to get their swimsuits and barbecue grills out, it’s also important to spend some time on ...
How Are Energy Supply Rates Determined?

How Are Energy Supply Rates Determined?

Energy (natural gas and electricity) supply rates fluctuate based on a series of variables including market conditions, policy changes and changes in the weather. For example, energy supply rates in ...
Energy Supplier vs Energy Utility Company

Energy Supplier vs Energy Utility Company

What is the difference between suppliers and utility companies? Multiple services and entities work together in order to bring energy services to your home or business. It can be confusing thinking ...
How is Electricity Made?

How is Electricity Made?

How is Electricity Made? Ever since scientists discovered how to harness and manipulate electricity in the 19th century, our lives have improved in countless ways. Electricity powers our homes and ...
How to Keep Your Home Warm Efficiently This Winter

How to Keep Your Home Warm Efficiently This Winter

How to Keep Your Home Warm Efficiently This Winter The winter season is here and whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, thoughts inevitably turn to saving money, cutting heating costs, and the most ...
The Basics of Shopping for Natural Gas

The Basics of Shopping for Natural Gas

What Are the Basics of Shopping for Natural Gas? An average American family’s heating bill takes up 45% of their energy bill, making it the largest energy expense. With winter in full swing and with ...
How to Save Time and Energy This Holiday Season

How to Save Time and Energy This Holiday Season

How to Save Time and Energy This Holiday Season The holidays are here and with so many events, parties, and meals to prepare for, it can be easy to get frustrated with how much time, energy, and ...
November & December 2018 Natural Gas Price Hike and Its Causes

November & December 2018 Natural Gas Price Hike and Its Causes

This past November experienced an 18% increase in natural gas prices. Along with increasing demand caused by cold weather in the mid-west and east coast, natural gas inventories are lower than the ...
Spring is coming…time to get your house in order!

Spring is coming…time to get your house in order!

Spring is coming…time to get your house in order! Spring is almost here so it makes it the perfect time to start spring cleaning! Nothing feels better than a clean house in the springtime.’ ...
It’s tax time! Do you qualify for any home energy tax credits?

It’s tax time! Do you qualify for any home energy tax credits?

It’s tax time! Do you qualify for any home energy tax credits? With the close of 2016 behind us and tax time just ahead it might be a good idea to see if you qualify for any of the home energy tax ...
Great ways to save money and energy this year

Great ways to save money and energy this year

Great ways to save money and energy this year For some, saving money is top priority, for others it seems like an extremely difficult task. With the new year here and resolutions made, why not add ...
Fun energy experiments to do with your kids over winter break

Fun energy experiments to do with your kids over winter break

Fun energy experiments to do with your kids over winter break Anyone with children knows that it is sometimes hard to keep them entertained over the long winter break. Below are some fun, cool and ...
Wondering if you qualify for energy assistance?

Wondering if you qualify for energy assistance?

Wondering if you qualify for energy assistance? With winter upon us and the fact that your energy bills are inevitably going to go up, do you know if you qualify for any energy assistance? There are ...

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