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Save Money by Air Sealing Your House

Save Money by Air Sealing Your House

If you are looking to cut down on your energy bills, air sealing your house is an excellent place to start. The furnace and air conditioner account for 43 percent of energy bills in the typical family home, so you can make a serious impact by ensuring that as much of that treated air as possible remains within your house, as opposed to leaking into the outdoors. Read on for tips on how to air seal your house and to learn the truth about myths regarding air sealing and moisture accumulation. READ MORE

Relieve the Power Grid and Your Wallet with These Energy-Saving Tips

High summer temperatures mean high electricity demand, and the Texas power grid is really feeling the burn. We’re here to help you relieve pressure on the power grid and save money on your energy bills. Read on to learn about how you can conserve energy this summer. READ MORE

What is a Fixed-Rate Electricity Plan?

What is a Fixed-Rate Electricity Plan? | Direct Energy Blog

When signing up for a new electricity plan, you may see several different terms and plan types. One common plan type is fixed-rate electricity, which gives you the ability to lock in an energy rate for a certain length of time and protect yourself from energy market price spikes. We share how a fixed-rate plan works and how this type of plan can benefit you. READ MORE

Why is My Electricity Bill So High in the Summer?

Why are your electric bills so high in the summer? There are several factors that can cause an unusually high electric bill: your bill could be inaccurate, the price of electricity could have increased or your electricity usage could be higher. READ MORE

How to Lower Your Electric Bill this Winter

How to Lower Your Electric Bill this Winter | Direct Energy Blog

The cooler winter weather gives many of us a much-appreciated break from the summer heat, but this is not the case for your HVAC system. Cold weather means our heaters are running –  sometimes constantly –  to give us relief from the coldest winter days. You might have noticed that this has made your energy bills higher. Fortunately, there are several ways to lower your electric bill this winter. Find out why your bills could be higher this winter and what you could do to save money on your next one. READ MORE

How to Choose the Best Air Filter for Your Home [Infographic]

What is the Best Air Filter for My Home? [Infographic] | Direct Energy Blog

Air filters are important to maintaining your home’s air quality, which keeps your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently and keeps your family healthier. But not every air filter is right for your home. If your air filter is too weak, it won’t remove enough contaminants from the air, resulting in a clogged HVAC system. If your air filter is too restrictive, it can cause lack of proper airflow and burnout in HVAC motors and controls. READ MORE