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4 Interior Decorating Ideas for an Energy Efficient Home

4 Interior Decorating Ideas for an Energy Efficient Home | Direct Energy Blog

Whether you’re itching to update your interior design or you’re moving into a new home, you’ll need to make lots of decisions about furniture arrangement, window treatments, wall hangings and more. And while you’re sure to make your space reflect your personal style, you should also give some thought to whether your choices help your home become more energy efficient.  READ MORE

The Best Plants to Give As Gifts

Gardening is a hobby that you can spend a lifetime learning about. Seasons change, seeds fail or thrive, and just when you think you know it all, you realize how much there still is to learn. Direct Energy’s Gardening Series is a follow-along guide to embrace the beauty and challenges involved in being a gardener. As a craft that requires patience, creativity, and endurance, gardening can be enjoyed by those of all ages, and is one of the most satisfying ways to spend an early morning or late afternoon. Follow along as we show you how to begin, which herbs grow the best, and other tips on how to plant a garden that will flourish under your care. READ MORE

Fall in Love with Energy Efficiency with 7 Top Trendy Light Bulbs

Fall in Love with Energy Efficiency with 7 Top Trendy Light Bulbs

While compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) once led the way with lower costs, light emitting diode (LED) light bulb prices have been dropping quickly and are now competitively priced at $5 or lower. Growing in popularity, LED sales now account for 15 percent of the 1.7 billion bulbs sold annually in the United States. In fact, leading bulb-maker General Electric recently decided to stop making CFLs and focus on LED bulbs. READ MORE