Posted February 1, 2018 by Josh Crank
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.
Posted December 20, 2017 by Ebony Porter
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.
Posted December 13, 2016 by Ebony Porter
Presentation is everything, and it’s definitely true when it comes to holiday gift wrapping. Since gifts can sit beneath a tree for weeks at a time, making them pretty only adds to the beauty of the holiday season.
Posted November 15, 2016 by Adam P. Newton
My favorite part of the holiday season is transforming my home from the mundane into the magical. There’s just something about seeing your house dressed up for several weeks to celebrate with friends and family.
Posted February 12, 2016 by Vernon Trollinger
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.
Posted December 15, 2015 by John Rose
As an advocate of the environment, you’d think I would object to a big, green, and glowing plastic thing in the corner of my living room every year around Christmas. But from a practical standpoint, I’m a big fan of artificial Christmas Trees!