Posted June 28, 2018 by Josh Crank
If you’re in the habit of tossing your burned out light bulbs in the trash, you might be making a mistake. There may be a recycling drop-off point right in your neighborhood, but more importantly, some light bulbs must be recycled for the good of the environment.
Posted June 27, 2018 by Josh Crank
During the heat of summer, a non-reflective rooftop is one of the hottest places out there — far hotter than the surrounding air. Even with good insulation, that heat penetrates roofs and warms up attics and top floors, forcing air conditioners to work overtime just to keep up. The key to avoiding this expensive problem is to replace or treat those roofs with reflective, cool roofing materials.
Posted June 21, 2018 by Josh Crank
Your HVAC system runs year-round, day and night. At that pace, it won’t last forever. The average lifespan of an air conditioner is about 12 to 15 years, and furnaces usually last about 20. If you stay in one home for long enough, system replacement is inevitable.
Posted June 5, 2018 by Josh Crank
Microwaves make food preparation so quick and easy, it almost seems like magic. That technology can be easy to take for granted — as well as the electrical current that makes microwave cooking possible.
Posted May 22, 2018 by Josh Crank
Last summer was a steamy one for much of North America, and 2018 promises much of the same.
Posted May 15, 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, but you can do many of these jobs yourself with no experience or special tools. And in the process, you’ll save money, learn about how your home works and gain a sense of accomplishment from a DIY task done well!