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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. Facebook 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 [&hellip

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7 Tips to Combat the Biggest Energy Wasters at Home

With Alberta electricity prices forecasted to rise nearly 40 per cent in May, homeowners should be more careful with their energy usage so they can reduce their utility bills. Unfortunately, too many of us waste hundreds of dollars high electricity bills simply because we don’t adopt the simplest of energy-saving tips. Here at Direct Energy [&hellip

Energy Efficiency at Home

Save on Cooling Costs by Installing Energy Efficient Windows

With summer heat on the way, homeowners are thinking about replacing their older windows with new energy efficient windows. Many are also concerned the expense outweighs the benefit. While energy efficient windows don’t save your home as much energy as proper insulation and air sealing, they are important in sealing your home’s envelope, reducing its [&hellip

Understanding the Differences between CFL & LED Light Bulbs

Understanding the Differences between CFL & LED Light Bulbs

Cutting costs and growing concerns of environmental responsibility are encouraging many to consider new ways to reduce energy consumption. Did you know that switching to energy efficient light bulbs is one of the fastest ways to lower the energy bill for your home? In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing 15 incandescent [&hellip

Energy Efficiency Tips for The Nest and Meridian Smart Thermostat

11 Ways to Create a Smart Home for Your Smart Thermostat

According to a 2010 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory survey about programmable thermostats, “89% reported that they rarely or never adjusted the thermostat to set a weekend or weekday program, and 54% of respondents used the on/off switch at least weekly.” That means that most consumers who bought a programmable thermostat to help them save money [&hellip