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DIY tips to keep your home ahead of the game this fall

You might be basking in the warmth of these last summer days, but the cooler temps of fall and winter are rushing our way.   It’s not all bad, though. Cooler temps bring lots of awesome things —…

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Stay safe, be prepared and save energy

Hi! We’re Mike and Maria, also known as Team Ready, and we’re here on behalf of Black Hills Energy to empower you with helpful tips to use around your house. As we begin the seasonal switch from hot…

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Fall hacks to prep your home and simplify your busy routine

The summer heat may still be sizzling, but before we know it the leaves will be changing, and the mornings will be crisp. Fall brings cooler weather, cozy blankets, and the challenge of getting…

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We’re Team Ready and we’re here to get your home ready

Stay safe, be prepared and save energy. Hi! We’re Mike and Maria, also known as Team Ready, and we’re here on behalf of Black Hills Energy to empower you with helpful tips to use around your house…

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One simple tool to save energy

Team Ready is here to help. When it comes to being ready to beat the heat or brave the storm, there’s one simple tool Team Ready always recommends  — a programmable thermostat. It’s a simple tool…

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Check out our self-service options to make your day-to-day a little bit easier

You’ve got enough things to juggle, paying your energy bill shouldn’t be one of them. Fall tends to bring with it a lot of action, whether it’s a return to the classroom for your kids, a new…

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Click or call before you dig

A Team Ready tip as easy as 1-2-3. Aug. 11 is National 811 Day, a great time to reacquaint yourself with the need to call 811 before you dig. Click or call 811 any time before you dig for your fall…

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Protect the appliances you depend on most

When temperatures are high outside and you’re feeling especially grateful for the coolness of your air conditioner, the last thing on your mind is your furnace. I mean, who wants to think about that…

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12 tips to help you save energy this summer and beyond

As we roll into summer, most of us are probably getting our yards into shape. It won’t be long before our flowerbeds are awash in color and our gardens are pumping out wheelbarrows full of zucchini…

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Three ways to stay safe during summer storm season

When the meteorologist says a major summer storm is coming, your first thoughts are probably to get the car in the garage and garden covered. We get it (we take a lot of pride in our tomatoes too).…

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Heat up your grill to cool down your bill

Nothing says summer like grilling. Warm evenings with the mouth-watering aroma of a juicy steak (paired with grilled potatoes and summer squash) wafting across the lawn —  it’s hard to beat. But…

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7 tips to prep your house for summer

A lot of us have spent the past few weeks in our yards planting flowers, trimming trees and wondering what to do when that cute baby bunny is big enough to raid the garden. After a long winter,…

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As we head back to school, adopt these energy saving habits

By now, we’ve begun to (mostly) accept that summer is over. Kids are back at school; days are growing shorter and the leaves on trees are turning shades of orange and red.  The change of season…

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Fire up the grill and get ready for a safe summer

JUMP TO RECIPE                Jump to grill safety If nothing makes you happier than lighting up the grill on a summer evening, rest assured you’re not alone. In the United States, nearly 20% of…