Tag: Summer

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

The Dog Days of Summer

Hey Texas, are you melting yet? The first day of summer was just last week, and already the temperatures are a sweltering 100 degrees. According to a press release distributed yesterday by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state set a new June record for peak electric demand. Electric use during the 4-5 [&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

The Direct Energy Buzz – August 5th edition

The Direct Energy Buzz – August 5th edition

Welcome back to another edition of the Direct Energy Buzz! Can you believe August is here already? That means fall is just around the corner, and although we love summer, we are so ready for some cooler, fall weather! Have you been keeping up with us on Facebook and Twitter? Here’s what you might have [&hellip

Get outside and grill!

Get outside and grill!

One way to save on your electric bill this summer is to step out of your kitchen and cook outside.  Grilling outside reduces the need to use your oven, which can be costly because your cooling system has to work harder to cool the entire house with that source of heat going.  In the evenings, [&hellip

The Direct Energy Buzz – July 29th edition

The Direct Energy Buzz – July 29th edition

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another addition of the Direct Energy Buzz! Here’s what you might have missed on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter. First things first: Have you entered our Back-to-School Sweepstakes on Facebook? We announced this week that we are giving away a brand new MacBook Pro laptop and $500 [&hellip

The Direct Energy Buzz: July 15th Edition

The Direct Energy Buzz: July 15th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of The Direct Energy Buzz! Before we begin, what are you doing to keep cool this summer? Go ahead and leave us a comment! Here’s a run down of what you might have missed on our Blog and Facebook and Twitter this week. This has been one hot summer for [&hellip