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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Are Radiant Energy Barriers Right for Your Home?

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, August 2017

Technology Buzz, August 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the August Energy Buzz! It’s the dog days of summer and this month we’re going to take a closer look at two recent financial developments dogging nuclear power. Then, to keep our cool, we’ll see how two influential reports are helping fan the rise of small scale wind power. READ MORE

What’s the Weather? Relief from the Heat and Hurricane Update

What's the Weather? Relief from the Heat and Hurricane Update | Direct Energy Blog

Possibly the biggest factor affecting 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

What is My Refrigerator Trying to Tell Me?

What is My Refrigerator Trying to Tell Me? | Direct Energy

Did you know your appliances are talking to you? Really, they are! Did you also know you can also learn an awful lot by listening to them? Really, you can! You can find out how much electricity you’re using — and how much money you’re spending, too! To highlight what customers can discover with Direct Energy’s Direct Your Energy Insights Tool, we’re going to dig into some of the lesser-known ways your appliances affect your electric bill. By learning more about your electricity usage, you’ll use less of what we sell! READ MORE

Does Your Air Conditioner Need Shade? – Energy Efficiency Myths

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 might be costing you money). READ MORE

What is My Dishwasher Trying to Tell Me?

What is My Dishwasher Trying to Tell Me? | Direct Energy Blog

Did you know your appliances are talking to you? Really, they are! Did you also know you can also learn an awful lot by listening to them? Really, you can! You can find out how much electricity you’re using — and how much money you’re spending, too! To highlight what customers can discover with Direct Energy’s Direct Your Energy Insights Tool, we’re going to dig into some of the lesser-known ways your appliances affect your electric bill. By learning more about your electricity usage, you’ll use less of what we sell! READ MORE