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Technology Buzz, July 2017

Technology Buzz, July 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to July’s edition of the Technology Buzz! This month, we’ll peruse recent developments that turn windows into smart windows.  And seeing as it’s beach season and time for building sand castles, we’ll delve into the perils facing off-shore wind installations and what researchers are learning about them. READ MORE

How Can Smart Home Technology Help Senior Citizens?

How Can Smart Home Technology Help Senior Citizens? | Direct Energy Blog

Most Baby Boomers expect they can age in their current home because they are healthier, wealthier, and plan to work into their 70’s (or beyond). However, even with those improvements, aging senior citizens face problems of declining strength, failing eyesight, and reduced mobility. For example, each year, about 30% of people aged 65 and over experience a fall, and 10% have multiple falls. In the cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s, seniors face decreasing cognitive and memory problems. READ MORE

Energy Efficiency ‘Round the Home Series: Part 10 – The Media Room

Believe it or not, improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t require an advanced energy science degree. It’s really just a matter of being more aware of choices and recognizing whether they save or waste energy. Individually, some energy-wasting practices might not amount to much, but when you add them all together, you’ll gain a better picture of how how much you could save. To help you live Live Brighter, our “Energy Efficiency ‘Round the Home” series will showcase ways you can lower your home energy usage and possible reduce your monthly energy bill. READ MORE