Tag: Fall

DIY-Fall-Decor

8 Great Ideas for DIY Fall Decorations

Feeling extra crafty? Well, since it’s officially fall, we thought you might be interested in creating some autumn decorations for your home, especially ones that don’t require you to spend too much money on seasonal gewgaws. And even if it doesn’t feel like fall has arrived in certain parts of North America, this is the [&hellip

Fall-Home-Energy-Tips

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As summer creeps closer to a close, it’s time to start planning for cooler days and unpredictable weather conditions—especially in terms of preparing your home for fall. To save on energy costs and protect your house from potential damage, see our fall home maintenance checklist: Clean out your gutters – To prevent clogging, remove leaves [&hellip

Preparing Your Yard For Fall

Preparing Your Yard For Fall

After a long, hot summer, it’s finally starting to cool down. As the air gets crisp, we want to share some tips for preparing your yard for the fall: Fertilize your lawn Mow your lawn once a week Add mulch to your plants Prune your plants Continue watering your lawn Have any tips for preparing [&hellip

High-five!

Direct Energy Buzz – September 7 edition

Did you enjoy the short work-week? We sure did! Here’s your rundown of this week’s news on this fabulous Friday! On Monday we shared some delicious and creative recipes for your Labor Day party leftovers. Which recipe did you try? Wednesday we announced our first ever Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year award program. We [&hellip

Winterizing your home for Holiday Travels

Winterizing your home for Holiday Travels

Do you plan to do any traveling over the winter holiday? A ski vacation? Maybe you’re visiting family or friends out of town? Well, if you haven’t already, now is the time to winterize your home, especially if you plan to leave your home unattended over the winter holidays. Here are 10 tips to help [&hellip

Watch out for winter’s silent killer!

Watch out for winter’s silent killer!

Winter’s silent killer, carbon monoxide, is a deadly, odorless and colorless gas. It can seep into a home without its residents even knowing. It does so through the incorrect use of gas stoves, furnaces, fireplaces, generators or cars left running in an attached garage. Although detecting carbon monoxide without a CO alarm is impossible, there [&hellip

Energy efficiency tips for seasonal change

Energy efficiency tips for seasonal change

A Direct Energy survey asked people to rate the overall energy efficiency fitness of their homes. Forty-two percent described the fitness/efficiency level of their home as ‘trim’, meaning their home is moderately energy efficient, but has room for improvement. On the opposite end, a smaller group rated their homes as ‘couch potato’ when asked the [&hellip