Halloween is Coming, Watch Out for Power Vampires

As the sun sets sooner and the weather gets cooler, Halloween will soon be upon us. While we anticipate seeing scary creatures on Halloween, there is one creature that is with us year round and is very difficult to escape:  power vampires.  Power vampires are all...

A History of Electricity in Virginia

Virginia Energy Sense is charged with helping residents of the Commonwealth decrease their  electricity consumption 10% below 2006 levels by 2022. As this month is Energy Action Month, we are even more focused on helping Virginians meet this important goal. To kick...

As Leaves Begin to Fall, So Can Your Energy Bill

It seems like we were just dealing with the dog days of summer, but the weather has finally cooled off due to the change in seasons. Fall is the perfect time to do some projects around the house to make sure your home is operating as efficiently as possible. Below are...

Take Advantage of Virginia’s Annual Tax Holiday

As part of its ongoing effort to inform citizens of the Commonwealth about the value of saving energy, Virginia Energy Sense is educating citizens about Virginia’s annual tax holiday and how they can use this holiday to purchase new energy efficient, ENERGY STAR...

Beat the Summer Heat

If you’ve been following the news (or spent a minute outdoors), then you know this week may be the hottest one of the year. We pulled together some of our favorite summertime energy-saving tips to help you beat the heat, keep your AC use down and save a little money:...

What is a kWH?

Each month you get your energy bill in the mail and probably wonder what the heck the three letters “kWh” mean. You may have also thought to yourself, “How do I get that number down so that my bill is lower each month?” “kWh” stands for kilowatt-hour, and...
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FREE FOR TEACHERS

Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, Lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!