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 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

Top Three Wind Turbine Myths

Three Big Wind Turbine Myths | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Energy Efficiency Myths series from Direct Energy! As many myths arise from incomplete knowledge, they can create seemingly possible answers that many people accept as fact. Each month, we will examine common misunderstandings about energy efficiency — whether it’s in your home or about the energy industry — and deliver real facts behind the myth (and how they they might be costing you money). 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

Technology Buzz, July 2017

Technology Buzz, July 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to July’s edition of the Technology Buzz! This month, we’ll peruse recent developments that turn windows into smart windows.  And seeing as it’s beach season and time for building sand castles, we’ll delve into the perils facing off-shore wind installations and what researchers are learning about them. READ MORE

How to Get Rid of Old Appliances

How to Get Rid of Old Appliances | Direct Energy Blog

When it comes time for you to replace your refrigerator, stove or any other household appliance, it’s likely you’ll spend a lot of time trying to decide on the specific features for your new one. But equally important is the question of how to dispose of your old unit in an environmentally responsible manner. READ MORE

Summer Energy Efficiency Myths, Part Two

Summer Energy Efficiency Myths, Part Two | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Energy Efficiency Myths series from Direct Energy! As many myths arise from incomplete knowledge, they can create seemingly possible answers that many people accept as fact. Each month, we will examine common misunderstandings about energy efficiency — energy savvywhether it’s in your home or about the energy industry — and deliver real facts behind the myth (and how they they might be costing you money). READ MORE