Energy Efficiency

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

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

How Do Heat Pumps Work? | Direct Energy Blog

Everybody knows what air conditioners and furnaces are, but their cousin in the HVAC world — the heat pump — isn’t as well understood. Don’t let the name fool you, because heat pumps can do it all: heating, cooling and dehumidifying, just like traditional resistance heating and cooling systems. But heat pumps do it in a different, more energy-efficient way. READ MORE

How Energy-Efficient Roofing Helps Beat the Heat & Save Money

Energy-Efficient Roofing & How it Saves Money | Direct Energy Blog

During the heat of summer, a non-reflective rooftop is one of the hottest places out there — far hotter than the surrounding air. Even with good insulation, that heat penetrates roofs and warms up attics and top floors, forcing air conditioners to work overtime just to keep up. The key to avoiding this expensive problem is to replace or treat those roofs with reflective, cool roofing materials. READ MORE

8 Ways to Help Kids Conserve Energy in the Summer

8 Ways to Help Kids Conserve Energy in the Summer | Direct Energy Blog

Whether your kids are grown and home from college for the summer, or your kids are still young and haven’t flown the nest yet, summertime can bring a skyrocketing electricity bill with everyone spending more time inside the house in general. READ MORE

Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Energy Saving Tips for Summer | Direct Energy Blog

Is your home ready for the broiling heat of summer? Spend a few hours before summer really settles in by following this list of simple, yet effective, ways to make your home more energy efficient. Not only will they keep your home cooler, but they’ll save your appliances from working overtime, lowering your electricity bill as a whole. Learn how to save on your home energy bill in the summer with these summer energy saving tips: READ MORE