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How to Choose the Best Air Filter for Your Home [Infographic]

What is the Best Air Filter for My Home? [Infographic] | Direct Energy Blog

Air filters are important to maintaining your home’s air quality, which keeps your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently and keeps your family healthier. But not every air filter is right for your home. If your air filter is too weak, it won’t remove enough contaminants from the air, resulting in a clogged HVAC system. If your air filter is too restrictive, it can cause lack of proper airflow and burnout in HVAC motors and controls. READ MORE

Why Is Preventative Maintenance Important?

Why Is Preventative Maintenance Important? | Direct Energy Blog

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. We’ve all heard this saying, and may have even seen it on some shirt or knickknack featuring adorable monkeys with their hands over their eyes, ears, and mouth. But when it comes to our homes, too often many of us are willing to live this saying as well. READ MORE

How Do My Home’s Electrical Systems Work?

How Do My Home's Electrical Systems Work? | Direct Energy Blog

Learn When to Replace Outdated Electrical Equipment to Power Your Home Safely

Household appliances don’t last forever, and you usually expect to replace a refrigerator or washing machine eventually. But most homeowners rarely think about the lifespans of the wiring, circuit boxes, switches, and other elements of the home’s electrical infrastructure. READ MORE

How to Organize Your Refrigerator to Make It Energy Efficient

How to Organize Your Refrigerator to Make It Energy Efficient | Direct Energy Blog

Your refrigerator is a great convenience for holding your food, snacks, and beverages, but it’s also an energy hog when it comes to paying your electric bill. This problem is especially true for company fridges because their size makes them so inefficient – their cooling operation is often hampered by their own compressor’s heat. READ MORE

Can I Save Money with ENERGY STAR® Appliances?

Can I Save Money with ENERGY STAR Appliances?

We see it all the time – that blue “ENERGY STAR®” square, planted on various products, from LED light bulbs and personal computers to home refrigerators and sound systems. What you may not know is that this certification label was actually created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to guarantee significant energy savings. READ MORE