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Tesla Powerpacks!

We’re no strangers to green thinking or renewable energy, and this week, the latest addition to our array of eco-friendly infrastructure was installed: a cluster of Telsa Powerpacks. A sort of souped-up version of the Powerwall residential batteries announced in 2015, the Powerpacks are purpose-built to commercial and utility-grade specifications. They’re meant to endure harsh conditions—Chicago winters, for instance—while providing a reliable source of backup power for high-demand consumers.…

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What Is the Internet of Things?

We’re all familiar with the Internet, which connects our computers, smartphones and tablets to others around the world—it’s how you’re reading this blog right now. But lately, you may have been hearing more about the Internet of Things, a concept that’s been steadily gaining buzz over the last few years. What is the Internet of Things? That’s what we’re here to learn today. If the Internet connects computers to each other and…

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It’s Time To Start Cooking With Frigidaire’s Induction Technology

Induction cooking is the safest and most efficient way to cook your favorite meals. Induction cooktops use electricity and electromagnetic technology to heat only the pan, which leaves the burner plate much cooler than a standard electric radiant burner. Basically, the pan becomes the burner, which eliminates heat transfer through the glass cooktop surface. In order for this to occur, induction cooking requires magnetic cookware. So if a magnet can stick to…

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Nest And Alexa Team Up to Make Your Home Comfortable

The Nest Learning Thermostat makes conserving energy easy and keeps costs low. This thermostat has the capability to learn what temperature you prefer and can also shut off when you are away. In independent studies, Nest saved an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. That means it can pay for itself in under two years. The device is easy to use, it has Wi-Fi, so you can adjust the temperature to your liking…

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Clearing the Air: Reasons to Buy An Air Purifier

  Spring is right around the corner. This means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and spring break for the kids. Unfortunately, it can also mean allergies for many people. But Abt and ComEd can help this allergy season. ComEd customers can receive a $50 rebate on an ENERGY STAR® certified air purifier from the ComEd Smart Ideas® Energy Efficiency Program PLUS these other valuable benefits: 1. Eliminate allergy triggers Air purifiers remove contaminants in the air,…

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Helpful Tips To Keep Your Home Warm

The cold of winter has fully arrived and naturally, the easiest thing for many homeowners to do is turn up their central heating. But more heat = higher monthly bills. So instead of cranking that thermostat up, try implementing some of the useful tips we’ve shared below to keep your house warm and save a few bucks along the way. Utilize Space Heaters. Space Heaters are a great tool to keep individual rooms…

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