How You Can Save Money on Your Heating Bill

We’ve had an unseasonably warm fall, but that doesn’t mean winter isn’t on the way. Cold temperatures mean everything from being able to wear cozy sweaters to the several agonizing minutes as you scrape snow off your car to get to work on time. But winter also means shelling out more money to keep your home warm. We at Artisan Electric have a few suggestions of how you can save money on your heating bill live a happier and warmer … Continue reading

What is the No Trash Movement and How You Can Try it at Home

A few months back I had seen this video of this person who had a mason jar full of trash. Her name was Laura Singer and she claimed that over the course of two years, she had only produced that as trash. Since then— a challenge has ripped through the Internet called the “No Trash Movement.” The goal is simple— reduce your waste at all costs. But pretty soon you’ll realize how hard it can get. For example—in 2013 Americans … Continue reading

Devices that will Make Your Home Futuristic: Part 2

We’ve done a blog post about futuristic devices that could make your life better— but we found a few more! Amazon Alexa Devices These things are easy to use and affordable: a perfect gift around the holidays— but they can also help automate your home. Connect them to your lights so all you have to do is ask Alexa to turn them on or off. Use Alexa to order up everything from laundry detergent to your favorite snack. Alexa can … Continue reading

Why Energy Star Products are a Win-Win for Consumers and Retailers

Since 1992 blue Energy Star stickers have marked appliances from fridges to dishwashers to thermostats. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program was designed to help consumers be aware of their purchases and their impact on the environment. The program works by having companies opt-in for a third party to examine their product or building. The inspectors examine them under regulations set by the EPA. And when it’s all said and done, the inspector can approve the product by placing the … Continue reading

What should be in your home emergency kit

We at Artisan Electric believe that keeping your home safe is an essential part of being a homeowner. So here are a few ideas of what you should keep in an emergency kit. Before you start… Make sure that your kit is an easy to find place. We recommend keeping it in a dry cabinet in the kitchen. Accidents are more likely to occur there than any other room in the house, so keeping a kit there will help you … Continue reading

Top 3 Energy Blogs You Should Read Now

By Kate Wilkinson Learning how to be more energy efficient can not only have you help reduce your impact on the environment, but also can save you some money along the way. Here are some of the energy blogs we found that talk about energy efficiency using accurate information that approach the topic in a fun and engaging way. The Energy Collective http://www.theenergycollective.com/ This independently owned blog focuses on providing news and opinions on energy efficiency. Covering topics like electric … Continue reading