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Pack an emergency kit for peace of mind

When severe weather strikes, it pays to have an emergency kit ready and waiting. That way, a weather emergency is … well, less of an emergency. Even better, a kit doesn’t have to be super…

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Wrap your water heater to save energy

An insulation blanket wraps around your water heater to prevent it from losing heat and helps maintain a consistent temperature. Especially if it’s in the garage or basement where the external…

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12 days of energy savings

Don’t let high energy bills turn you into a Grinch this holiday season. Instead, gather your elves and get to work making your home as energy efficient as possible. From wrapping your water…

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Holiday lighting tips to stay safe and conserve energy

Before you channel your inner Clark Griswold, let Team Ready help you cut costs on holiday lighting. It's easy to stay safe while still having the hap-hap-happiest Christmas. Conserve energy and…

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Lower your energy bill this holiday season

A holiday season without good food would bring out the Grinch in all of us. So many of our best holiday memories begin with the meals we share and the goodies we bake. Remember Mom’s sweet potato…

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Get your home ready for heating season

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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Three steps to eliminate energy vampires lurking in your home

You may not have even realized that energy vampires lurk amidst the playful ghosts and goblins, but they’re there. Energy vampires are appliances that even when turned off use a small amount of…

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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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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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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…