Tag: electronics

Introducing Chunk and Rita Shambles

Introducing Chunk and Rita Shambles

Have you met the new neighbors yet? Chunk and Rita Shambles are not your average married couple. They are Energy Zombies and they are looking to infect you! How you ask? Every time you leave electronics plugged in that are not in use, you are inviting the Shambles into your home for a big serving [&hellip

Zombie Breeding Ground

Your alarm goes off, you listen to some tunes while you shower to wake you up, you check the weather for the day, you grab your coffee and you head out the door for work. Sounds like a typical Wednesday morning. But while you are at work, your home is becoming a breeding ground for [&hellip

Prepare For The Zombies!

The zombies are coming! Hide! Did we get your attention? We could not be more excited about the third season of The Walking Dead on AMC. No doubt about it, the end of season two left us craving more, so we are anxiously awaiting the season premier on October 14. However, let’s be clear−the zombies [&hellip

Vacation Energy Savings Made Simple

Vacation Energy Savings Made Simple

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 [&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

Make a difference one Earth Hour at a time

Make a difference one Earth Hour at a time

Earth Hour is about more than just turning off the lights for one hour. It’s about making the planet a better one, yet the event remains unknown to many. Earth Hour, now approaching its fifth year, is a one-hour global call to action that encourages individuals, community groups and businesses to turn off the lights [&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