Energy Equality: Do We Have A Problem? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 12/20/16 11:51 AM

Equality of all aspects is a hot topic of discussion both in the United States and around the world. Gender, marriage, and income just to name a few. A topic that is not often touched on, but of equal importance, is energy equality.

Topics: Energy, Electricity, Natural Gas

Make Paying Your Electric Bill Easier | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 8/3/16 9:30 AM

If you are struggling to make ends meet, or simply want to budget for your energy bills…you have options! At Shipley we work with our customers to make energy easy and that is why we implemented the following programs to help you with your bills:

Topics: Energy

Costly Energy Habits No One Considers | Shipley Energy

Posted by Shipley Energy Team on 7/15/16 3:30 PM

Let’s face it, we all have bad habits that we just can’t shake. However, when you see the amount of money your energy wasting habits could be costing you…you may change your mind.

Topics: Home Efficiency, Energy

Early Year Energy Projections | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 1/7/16 4:23 PM

It’s certainly no secret that this has been an abnormal winter. Between the current El Nino tying 1997 – 1998 as the strongest on record and improved refinement techniques for natural gas and oil, we are experiencing a very unique energy-trend.

Topics: Natural Gas, Propane, Energy, Heating Oil

LED Holiday Lights: Save Money And Energy | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 11/23/15 9:00 AM

With the holiday’s right around the corner, looking at simple ways to save some money can be a high priority! There is no question that LED lights use less energy than their incandescent counterparts. Although incandescent lights may be cheaper to initially purchase, they end up costing you more in the long run.

The problem with incandescent strings of lights is that they burn hot, broke easily, and one broken or burnt-out bulb often causes the whole string to not light. Since they are painted glass, the color often doesn’t last and you can end up dull, dingy lights on your tree. Many people are opting to make the switch to LED lights and there are many reasons why.

Topics: Energy, Electricity, Electric bill

Heating Oil 101: Become An Expert | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/14/15 6:00 PM

Approximately 18 million American households use heating oil to heat their homes in the winter. Of those 18 million, most of those houses came be found in the Northeast. Even though it is so common, there are still many people who have questions about it. We’ve put together a small list of facts about heating oil to help answer a few of those questions!

Topics: Energy, Heating Oil, HVAC, History

Propane: Facts To Know | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 10/7/15 5:00 PM

Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a gas that is typically compressed and stored as a liquid. It is a relatively new form of energy but it has an extremely interesting, although brief, history. Aside from its origins, there are many interesting things about propane that you may not know.

Topics: Propane, Energy, HVAC

ENERGY STAR: What Does It Mean? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 9/15/15 4:39 PM

Seeing the ENERGY STAR logo on appliances and computers is common. When you see that label, you know that the appliance will lower your home energy costs compared to other models. But there is a lot more to ENERGY STAR than a logo.

In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy created ENERGY STAR in the United States. It was created to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by the inefficient use of energy. The label also makes it easy for consumers to identify and purchase high-quality, energy-efficient products.

Topics: Energy, Home Efficiency

Everything You Need To Know About Nuclear Power | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 9/10/15 8:38 AM

Of all the energy types we use, nuclear energy is one of the newest forms.  Although ancient Greek philosophers first came up with the idea that all of life is composed of invisible particles called “atoms,” it wasn’t until the 18th and 19th century that scientists really started to pursue the theory. In 1904, British physicist Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear science, wrote “If it were ever possible to control at will the rate of disintegration of the radio elements, an enormous amount of energy could be obtained from a small amount of matter.” He was correct.

Topics: Energy, History, Renewable Energy

Looking To Buy A Home That Uses Propane Heat? | Shipley Energy

Posted by Laura Bretz on 12/19/14 4:21 PM

You’ve been shopping around the housing market for a new home. You come across a really nice place, but there is one problem… it heats with propane energy. You have no idea about residential propane, what you should know, or what you should look for.First things first, inspect the tank. If you’ve bought a new home and a tank is on the property, check the tank for a sticker or something to identify the company servicing the tank. If there are not any stickers, open the dome and look for anything identifying the name and number of the propane company. The dome will be above ground for buried tanks.

Topics: Propane, Energy, HVAC