It’s time for the February installment of the Direct Energy Buzz! This is where you can catch up on what’s happened at our company specifically and around the energy sector in general.
In this installment, I’ll recap some energy efficient ideas in the home, home DIY tips, and the winners of the UH-Direct Energy Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge.
Energy Industry News
Making your home more energy efficient is a benefit to your monthly budget and the environment. By finding ways to make items run more efficiently in your home, they can use less energy, which helps the environment and lowers your monthly energy bill. Direct Energy has started a series focusing on simple ways to make your home more energy efficient by targeting individual rooms. The first installment of the series discusses tips to make your kitchen more energy efficient, including big energy consuming appliances like the refrigerator, oven, stove, and dishwasher to help you start saving energy now.
In addition to making your appliances more energy efficient, there are plenty of DIY renovations you can complete. Our Brighter Home Projects series provides information, ideas, and tips on various ways you can improve your home on you own. This month, we featured 8 basic DIY do’s and don’ts when it comes to DIY home updates. From practicing first using scrap pieces to using the Metric system for measuring, this series is full of advice for making your DIY project safer and easier.
Direct Energy News
Now that the holidays and Valentine’s Day have passed, you may be looking to save some money. If so, saving money on your energy bill can be a great start. We’ve compared our February fixed-rate electricity plans in select areas of the United States to what your local utility currently charges you for your home electricity supply. You will see that just by signing up with Direct Energy, we can save you money on your monthly bill. Sign up today and start saving money in 2016.
The results are in! After months of hard work, three teams were announced as winners of the UH-Direct Energy Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge. The challenge called for teams to design 100% energy-efficient homes while keeping construction costs at $80,000 or less. Congratulations to all of the winners as well as to all who participated. It was a job well done by all who competed!