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Direct Energy Buzz – June 29th edition

Direct Energy Buzz – June 29th edition

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 [&hellip

Who knew static electricity could do that?

Who knew static electricity could do that?

It zaps us when we touch metal in dry weather. It makes our clothes cling and our hair stand up. No wonder static electricity gets a bad rap. We can blame it for attracting dust to TV and computer screens and − perhaps worst of all − holding dust bunnies together! (The more static charge, [&hellip

Utilize your kinetic energy

Utilize your kinetic energy

When most people think about their energy use they think of electricity consumption or the amount of fuel they go through when driving a car. Few people stop and think about the energy we expend and create everyday.  One type of energy that humans generate is kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion or [&hellip

The Direct Energy Buzz – March 23 edition

The Direct Energy Buzz – March 23 edition

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Direct Energy Buzz! Is it just us or did this week totally fly by? Let’s not waste anytime. Without further ado, here’s everything that has happened this week on our Facebook, Twitter and Blog. On Monday, we commented on the fickleness of the weather. ENERGY STAR [&hellip

Daylight Saving Time = Energy Savings

Daylight Saving Time = Energy Savings

You’ve officially made it through the first week of Daylight Savings Time! Have you fully adjusted your schedule? We know the first day after one less hour of sleep can be rough! The man who discovered electricity is also the man who is credited with conceiving the idea of daylight savings. In 1784, Benjamin Franklin [&hellip

Leap Year Energy Savings

It only comes once every four years, but when it does, Leap Year is an added energy cost. “A single day’s worth of energy usage might not seem like a lot, but it adds up,” said Jim Steffes, Vice President of Direct Energy. “This is the perfect opportunity to remind people that small changes in [&hellip

Direct Energy Buzz – January 13 edition

Direct Energy Buzz – January 13 edition

Hey guys! Hope everyone has had a good week and is ready for the upcoming three-day weekend. Is anyone doing something fun for Martin Luther King Day? Well, let’s hop into this week’s recap. On Monday, we brought you the official light bulb guide. Who ever knows what to choose when in the hardware store? [&hellip