Brighter Family

Insights into Helping Your Family Live Brighter

Your family is filled with the most important people in your life, so it makes sense that you want to enjoy quality time with them. In this section, we'll provide tips, advice, recipes, teaching moments, and more – all designed to entertain and educate your family about energy and energy-related topics. We’ll even help you travel in style!

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Power Your Dishwasher?

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Power Your Dishwasher?

The dishwasher is one of the most time-saving appliances in any modern kitchen. Most dishwashers can make two sink loads of dishes sparkle in an hour or less, all at the push of a button. But it can’t get the job done without a steady flow of electricity — so how much time would it save you if you had to generate all that electricity yourself? READ MORE

7 Healthy and Easy Microwave Dinner Ideas

7 Healthy and Easy Microwave Dinner Ideas | Direct Energy Blog

With little pre-thought and not a lot of preparation, healthy microwave dinners will become your easy go to, especially on a busy weeknight with little time to prep. 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

How Much Exercise Would it Take to Power Your Oven?

How Much Exercise Would it Take to Power Your Oven? | Direct Energy Blog

Have you ever felt so hot after a good workout that you think you could fry an egg on your forehead? That’s probably not a recipe for success, but it got us thinking about just how much human power energy it would take to prepare a post-workout snack in your oven. READ MORE