Weather Prep

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies: What to Pack

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies | Direct Energy Blog

Thanks to modern meteorological technology, residents of coastal areas often have well over 24 hours warning before the landfall of a hurricane or tropical storm. But that time can disappear quickly, especially if you need to reinforce your home or expect to get stuck in an evacuation traffic jam. Don’t waste even more time making last-minute runs for basic supplies like batteries, canned goods and bottled water, which are frequently in short supply in the run-up to a major storm. Learn what to pack for a hurricane and build a kit today so that you’ll be ready for the first day of hurricane season.   READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning?

What's the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning? | Direct Energy Blog

Hurricane season comes every year, bringing with it special responsibilities for people who live near the East and Gulf Coasts. There are practical tasks like stocking up on bottled water and batteries, but if you’re unfamiliar with hurricane preparedness, the most fundamental way to prepare is to heed hurricane watches and warnings. READ MORE

How to Prevent & Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

How to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes | Direct Energy Blog

The first weeks of 2018 brought winter storms and freezing temperatures to parts of the Southern U.S. that rarely see ice, forcing the closure of schools and highways across the region. But the deep freeze also wreaked havoc inside people’s homes by freezing the water inside plumbing pipes, causing them to burst. READ MORE

How to Save Energy in the Winter [Infographic]

How to Save Energy in the Winter [Infographic] | Direct Energy Blog

As temperatures drop, your heater makes your home a sanctuary from the cold winter weather. It’s tempting to crank up the temperature and make yourself a warm and cozy space, but that of course would also heat up your utility bill. Fortunately, there are several cheap and easy ways you can stay comfortable and save energy in the winter. READ MORE