Energy Savvy

Become a More Educated Energy Consumer

Here at Direct Energy, we are Helping You Buy Less of What We Sell. This starts with helping you learn how energy works and then extends to giving you the tools you need to understand how you use energy in your home. And we'll give you a range of tips and ideas on how to become more energy efficient throughout your life!

Save Money by Air Sealing Your House

Save Money by Air Sealing Your House

If you are looking to cut down on your energy bills, air sealing your house is an excellent place to start. The furnace and air conditioner account for 43 percent of energy bills in the typical family home, so you can make a serious impact by ensuring that as much of that treated air as possible remains within your house, as opposed to leaking into the outdoors. Read on for tips on how to air seal your house and to learn the truth about myths regarding air sealing and moisture accumulation. READ MORE

Relieve the Power Grid and Your Wallet with These Energy-Saving Tips

High summer temperatures mean high electricity demand, and the Texas power grid is really feeling the burn. We’re here to help you relieve pressure on the power grid and save money on your energy bills. Read on to learn about how you can conserve energy this summer. READ MORE

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient with $1,000

You can lock in long-term savings on utility bills by working on tactical energy-efficient upgrades for your home, particularly by beefing up the insulation and air-sealing to improve retention of treated air. These improvements require up-front investment, but if you’re smart about where you put your money you can realize substantial gains over time. Read on for tips on how to make your home energy-efficient and an example of how putting $1,000 into a typical American home can pay for itself in energy savings. READ MORE

23 Summer Energy Saving Tips for Kids

23 Ways Kids Can Save Energy at Home in the Summer | Direct Energy Blog

While the kids are off school for the summer, parents have a great opportunity to teach them a little about saving energy and money. Coming up with ways to save energy at home in the summer is a good strategy for reducing a household’s budget, and it can be a nice learning experience for the kids, too. READ MORE

Why is my Gas Bill so High in Winter?

Why is my Gas Bill so High in Winter? | Direct Energy Blog

When winter settles in, it’s time to bundle up, break out the comfort food and enjoy some hot beverages to combat seasonal chills. Unfortunately, winter also means that families who rely on gas for heat see their bills skyrocket relative to the rest of the year. Read on for a few reasons your bill for gas (as well as other utilities) might fly up to outrageous heights while you hunker inside this winter, and what you can do to keep your costs under control. READ MORE

Should You Unplug Appliances to Save Electricity?

Should You Unplug Appliances to Save Electricity? | Direct Energy Blog

By now, most of us have heard of “energy vampires” — those appliances and electronics that draw small amounts of power 24/7, even when we’re not using them. Unplugging some of these devices can be a piece of cake, whereas others can be a bit more of a hassle. So is it worth the trouble? READ MORE