About Vernon Trollinger

Vernon Trollinger is a writer with a background in home improvement, electronics, fiction writing, and archaeology. He now writes about green energy technology, home energy efficiency, the natural gas industry, and the electrical grid.

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Do Outlet Gaskets Help Air Seal Your Home?

Do Outlet Gaskets Help Air Seal Your Home? | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Energy Efficiency Myths series from Direct Energy! As many myths arise from incomplete knowledge, they can create seemingly possible answers that many people accept as fact. Each month, we will examine common misunderstandings about energy efficiency — whether it’s in your home or about the energy industry — and deliver real facts behind the myth (and how they they might be costing you money). READ MORE

Technology Buzz – October 2017

Welcome to the October Technology Buzz! First, for the sake of Halloween, we’ll look at an experiment that generates electricity from human tears. Then, because electric cars are expected to play integral part in distributed energy resource networks, we’ll examine the factors swirling around recent developments in the electric car market and how coming changes that seemed so far away are really just right around the corner. READ MORE

Top Three Wind Turbine Myths

Three Big Wind Turbine Myths | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Energy Efficiency Myths series from Direct Energy! As many myths arise from incomplete knowledge, they can create seemingly possible answers that many people accept as fact. Each month, we will examine common misunderstandings about energy efficiency — whether it’s in your home or about the energy industry — and deliver real facts behind the myth (and how they they might be costing you money). READ MORE

Technology Buzz September, 2017

Technology Buzz September, 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Tech Buzz for September! While the news has been busy reporting on the ravages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there’s been some other dire energy news stories that largely went unnoticed — the threat of hackers infiltrating the nation’s power grids and recent powerful geomagnetic storms caused by our own sun. As a consolation, some better news is on the horizon about those flammable cellphone batteries. READ MORE

What’s the Weather? September Hurricane Season Update

What's the Weather? September Hurricane Season Update | Direct Energy Blog

Possibly the biggest factor effecting your electric bill is the weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also affects the demand, supply, and ultimately the price of energy on the wholesale markets. In our What’s the Weather? series, we’ll track weather forecasts and events to see how they impact your energy bills and how that information can help you save. READ MORE