Posted September 26, 2018 by Josh Crank
The easiest way for most homeowners to reduce their utility bills is by cutting back on energy consumption through self-discipline and increased efficiency. But for those who have some time and money to invest, installing one or more green energy systems can yield bigger, longer-term savings while doing more to protect the environment.
Posted September 18, 2018 by Josh Crank
Tornadoes can fling trucks, flatten houses and drive toothpicks into two-by-fours. If a tornado is heading your way, you must take immediate action for your safety. And to help us know when to act, the National Weather Service issues two types of alerts: tornado watches and tornado warnings.
Posted September 11, 2018 by Josh Crank
Smartphones have become such universal devices that they’ve replaced many of the other little gadgets we used to carry around — even the Mp3 players from our gym bags. Maybe you’ve experienced the dread of showing up at the gym ready for an intense workout, only to discover that your smartphone battery is nearly dead. And if you think that’s bad, imagine what it would be like if you had to exercise just to fill the battery back up again.
Posted September 6, 2018 by Josh Crank
Welcome to the Take Charge of Your Home series from Direct Energy! Hiring a professional to perform household maintenance may offer convenience and peace of mind. You can do many of these jobs yourself with no experience or special tools. In the process, you’ll save money, learn about how your home works and gain a sense of accomplishment. A DIY task done well!
Posted August 14, 2018 by Josh Crank
Do you need a strong cup of joe before heading to the gym for an early morning workout? If so, be glad your automatic drip coffee maker gets its power from an outlet and not from you. Us humans can generate a few watts worth of energy ourselves when we put in the time and effort, but as you’ll see, exercising to power your coffee maker is not the best part of waking up.
Posted August 7, 2018 by Josh Crank
There are a few ways you can calculate the energy efficiency of your house and appliances: