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 Energy Does a Baseball Player Use?

How Much Energy Does a Baseball Player Use? | Direct Energy Blog

Baseball lovers everywhere have been preparing for baseball season. Ball boys and girls are working on their sprints, hot dog vendors are preparing to walk up hundreds of stairs per night, and even the fans are getting in shape for the seventh-inning stretch. READ MORE

How Much Does It Cost to Charge An Electric Car?

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Car? | Direct Energy Blog

Electric vehicles (EVs) are steadily coming into their own on American roads. In 2017, EV’s were the 24th best selling car in the US, with 199,826 vehicles sold. With cars and transportation eating up a big chunk of your annual income, many folks want to know more about how much it costs to charge an electric car and what the costs are for a charging system. The numbers are really surprising. READ MORE

Sports that Burn the Most Calories

What Sport Burns the Most Calories per Minute? | Direct Energy Blog

Athletes around the world work every day to achieve great lengths at their respective sports. Their mind are constantly focused on winning, not burning calories. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t burning them by the truckload. READ MORE

How Much Electricity Does a Stadium Use?

How Much Electricity Does a Stadium Use? | Direct Energy Blog

You can tell just by looking at the huge banks of floodlights and flashing video screens that stadiums use electricity on an industrial scale. There are also the sound systems, the comfortable club seating, luxury boxes, as well as kitchens for food and even air conditioning and heat for enclosed domed stadiums. You really can’t help but wonder, how much electricity does a stadium use? READ MORE

How to Go Green During Your Workouts

How to Go Green During Your Workouts | Direct Energy Blog

Between the usual rush of New Year’s fitness resolutions and watching talented athletes, there’s no shortage of inspiration to get in better shape. But energy-savvy exercisers might be aware that while they’re burning calories on the treadmill, they’re also drawing watts from the grid. So what’s the best way to make sure your workout is as energy efficient as possible? READ MORE

How to Start Eating Healthier

How to Start Eating Healthier | Direct Energy Blog

A popular New Year’s resolution is to start eating healthier, but when it comes to eating, drastic changes can often steer us off the path toward greater health. Small steps are often the most successful ways toward eating healthier, and little changes in your diet can go a long way. READ MORE