Hopefully you’ve got some vacation time planned for this summer – a little bit of time to relax and unwind with family and friends, or maybe a daring new adventure. Either way, one thing that never goes on vacation is your electricity bill. And while most of us can’t just flip a switch and turn
If you’re like us, you’re still in post-July Forth recovery mode. Did you have a good one? Hope it was safe and fun and that everyone followed our Fourth of July safety tips. What did you think of the Big Bay fireworks fiasco in San Diego, where 15 minutes of fireworks went off all at
Happy Fourth from everyone at Direct Energy! As you head out to celebrate our nation’s birthday with parades, cookouts, swimming, boating or fireworks, keep it a fun, injury-free holiday with these safety tips. Avoid dehydration and sun exposure Packing up the family for a fun day outdoors can be a blur—but don’t forget hats and
“Ice cream is happiness condensed” (Jessi Lane Adams). Have you tried making your own? You can come up with crazy ingredient combinations and colors, or use fresh fruit and all-organic ingredients. Plus it’s simple and fun—today’s ice cream makers have come a long way since the old-fashioned wooden bucket freezers with crank handles. Modern machines
Who’s ready for winter? Most of us are settling into a warm summer that seems very interested in flexing its heat muscles early and often. We can’t do anything about the weather, but maybe some cool information and useful ideas might help. If you’re in Texas you already know this, but June set some records
Last year, we posted the basics of preparing a Disaster Supply Kit and what your family’s kit should contain. Why does it matter? The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1 and lasts until November 30. The National Weather Service is currently predicting an average season, which likely means between 9-15 named storms.
Hopefully your family has a disaster supply kit in your home, workplace and schools, plus emergency plans and designated safe areas. But what happens if severe weather strikes when you’re outdoors, away from your car or protective buildings? It could happen during a campout, festival, sporting event, bike ride or a hike in the woods.