Tag: Summer

PoolTips

Green Pool Tips

Do you have a pool? With summer in full-swing, pool maintenance can become a tedious and costly chore— for you and the environment.  To keep your pool clean while going green, try some of these eco-friendly pool tips: Opt for ultraviolet pool cleaners. Ultraviolet pool cleaners help reduce the amount of chlorine and other chemicals [&hellip

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Direct Energy Buzz June 28 Edition

TGIF! It’s been hot out there lately—cool down by checking out some of our summer energy tips. One of our favorite ways to cool down is by heading out of town! Are you preparing for a summer vacation? On Monday, we shared a few ways to prep your home for when you’re out of town. [&hellip

FourthofJuly

DIY Fourth of July Decorations

With the end of June creeping closer, it’s time to start prepping for your Fourth of July celebrations! Are you hosting a get-together? Instead of wasting money on decorations you’ll only use once, go green with some of these DIY ideas: Fourth of July candle holders No-sew burlap flag pillow Stars and stripes napkins Red, [&hellip

PrepareYourHome

Prepping Your Home for Summer Vacation

With the school year coming to an end and summer in full swing, you may be preparing for a summer vacation. When packing up the family, don’t forget some of these tips for preparing your home and cutting energy costs while you’re out of town: Turn down your water heater. Set your thermostat, or turn [&hellip

Direct Energy Buzz June 21 Edition

Direct Energy Buzz June 21 Edition

Happy first day of summer! How are you planning on staying cool this weekend? Hitting the pool or the beach? How about making sure your air conditioner is running well… or maybe it’s time for a new one! As the temps climb this summer, refer back to Monday’s blog for a summer survival guide for [&hellip

BBQ

Prepping your BBQ for Memorial Day Celebrations

How are you celebrating the Memorial Day holiday? If you’re hosting a cookout, take some time to make sure your grill is cleaned and prepped for BBQ season—doing so will create more flavorful food and help your grill run properly. Check out these BBQ cleaning tips: Detach and thoroughly clean the burners. Check all burning [&hellip

How to Beat the Heat

The media continues to report on the heat in the south, power outages in the north, and now heat advisories in Canada. As the temperature rapidly reaches 100 degrees, it’s important to prepare for dangerous heat related illnesses such as heat stroke, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors. As we make [&hellip