Direct Energy Buzz for June 2014

Welcome to the Direct Energy Buzz for June 2014! This month, we’re bringing you developments in Direct Energy news in addition to some simple energy saving life hacks.

facebook500Facebook News: To begin with, Direct Energy reached 200,000 “Likes” on Facebook with the help from our great friends, fans, and customers. By “Liking” us on Facebook, you have access to exclusive promotions, special offers, industry news, games, and new products. In addition, customers can engage with Direct Energy customer service representatives on our Facebook wall and promote charity opportunities through our applications. If you’ve never visited the page before, go to Facebook.com/DirectEnergy to see what the excitement is all about.

Hurricane Season: Hurricane Season began on June 1st, so we provided our readers with an article on Understanding the Predictions for the 2014 Hurricane Season. With a false prediction of an overactive hurricane season last year, we felt it was important to explain to people how to understand and interpret the forecasts for this year. In addition, we have links to additional articles to provide various hurricane preparedness tips and information.

Family of 3 Enjoying Blue SkiesSummer Tips for Families: With summer here, people tend to spend more time outside. Whether you’re keeping cool in the pool or spending time at the park or on a patio, don’t forget the sunblock! With so many options on the market, check out our simple sunblock guide to understand which sunscreen is best for you and your family. In addition, Direct Energy knows that with summer break, kids get restless and bored. So we have found four summer activities for kids that are fun and entertaining ways to beat the heat.

Energy Life Hacks: Finding ways to save time and money for simple life tasks can be important. Below are simple energy life hacks from Lifehacker.com that will help you save energy and money in the summer and beyond.

  • Clean the coils behind your refrigerator. This simple task will help one of your largest energy guzzlers run more efficiently.
  • Clean your dryer ducts. While most people know to clean the dryer lint trap, it’s not as common to clean the dryer duct. Doing so will improve its efficiency and can help clothes dry quicker.
  • Use a smart power strip. Electronics that are plugged in but not in use still use energy (referred to as energy vampires). So by plugging main culprits like electronics into a power strip and turning off the power strip when not in use will stop energy usage thus saving you energy and money.

Do you have any other news about Direct Energy or the energy industry you want to share with our readers? Let us know in the comments!