Energy Efficiency

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

How to Lower Your Electric Bill this Winter

How to Lower Your Electric Bill this Winter | Direct Energy Blog

The cooler winter weather gives many of us a much-appreciated break from the summer heat, but this is not the case for your HVAC system. Cold weather means our heaters are running –  sometimes constantly –  to give us relief from the coldest winter days. You might have noticed that this has made your energy bills higher. Fortunately, there are several ways to lower your electric bill this winter. Find out why your bills could be higher this winter and what you could do to save money on your next one. READ MORE

Why Use a Pressure Cooker?

Save Time and Energy with a Pressure Cooker | Direct Energy Blog

If you’re old enough to have owned a cassette tape, you may have heard the occasional pressure cooker horror story. Like the name implies, pressure cookers cook food under extreme pressure, and the earliest models did have problems with blown lids and valves. 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

A Summer Survival Guide to Limited or No Air Conditioning

A Summer Survival Guide to Limited or No Air Conditioning | Direct Energy Blog

In the summer, there is nothing more tempting than blasting the A/C. However, this can get expensive, and if your air conditioner breaks, it always seems to happen at the worst possible times. Whether you’re saving money or your A/C is on the fritz, try some of these tested strategies to help you stay cool and comfortable. READ MORE