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!

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

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint | Direct Energy Blog

How do you measure a carbon footprint? Your carbon footprint is not only measured by the sources for carbon and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) you are directly responsible for, such as car exhaust and whether you recycle. The truth is that it’s a LOT more complicated because you have to account for both the direct and indirect sources in order to better understand how big your carbon footprint really is. 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

How to Go Green During Your Workouts

How to Go Green During Your Workouts | Direct Energy Blog

Between the usual rush of New Year’s fitness resolutions and watching talented athletes, there’s no shortage of inspiration to get in better shape. But energy-savvy exercisers might be aware that while they’re burning calories on the treadmill, they’re also drawing watts from the grid. So what’s the best way to make sure your workout is as energy efficient as possible? READ MORE