Energy Efficiency

How Much Can You Save By Adjusting Your Thermostat?

How Much Can You Save By Adjusting Your Thermostat? | Direct Energy Blog

Some of the best energy saving tactics are the ones that don’t require any sacrifice, like turning off the lights when you leave the room. But lighting doesn’t account for up to 48 percent of home energy consumption — heating and cooling does, according to the Department of Energy. So if you’re looking for a place to make painless cuts, start at your thermostat. And if you’re willing to throw on a sweater or turn on a fan once in a while, you could save even more. READ MORE

Top Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part Two

Top Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part Two | Direct Energy Blog

In spite of what Punxsutawney Phil says, spring really IS on its way. And at the risk of being even more controversial, it is TRUE that the days really are getting longer. That means until June 21, there’s going to be more and more daylight hours available for you to get some of those weekend energy efficiency projects done. But where to start? What are the best energy efficient projects for you home that actually reduce your energy usage and save you money? READ MORE

Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part One

In spite of what Punxsutawney Phil says, spring really IS on its way. And at the risk of being even more controversial, it is TRUE that the days really are getting longer. That means until June 21, there’s going to be more and more daylight hours available for you to get some of those weekend energy efficiency projects done. But where to start? What are the best energy efficiency projects for you home that actually reduce your energy usage and save you money? READ MORE

4 Interior Decorating Ideas for an Energy Efficient Home

4 Interior Decorating Ideas for an Energy Efficient Home | Direct Energy Blog

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.  READ MORE