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 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

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