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Tips for Improving Your Home – Inside and Out

It's your one-stop shop for all the tips you need to take care of projects around your house. We share DIY home improvement info, advise for weather and safety, suggestions for ramping up your home décor, and recommendations for moving effectively. Start brightening your home today!

What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You?

What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You? | Direct Energy Blog

In many regions of the country, air conditioning is a necessity to survive the sweltering hot summers. But while forgoing AC in your home may not be an option, you could be faced with a choice between using central air or installing one or more window or wall units. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of using a central air conditioner vs. a wall unit vs. window unit, and how to decide which model is the right one for you. READ MORE

How to Choose a Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener System & Size | Direct Energy Blog

If your home has a water softener, chances are good that it’s performing reliably and dependably. After all, water softeners don’t see a whole lot of rough and tumble action. But as they age, they can develop a number of problems with clogged filter screens, leaky valves, or worn out resin. All these are pretty easy to replace. READ MORE

How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying?

How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying? | Direct Energy Blog

When your air conditioning unit starts acting up, you face a critical and potentially expensive decision: Do you call in a repair person, attempt to fix the appliance yourself or start the search for a replacement? Read on for tips to help diagnose the cause of your AC issues and guidance on when it might be worthwhile to attempt a fix versus purchasing a new unit. READ MORE