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How to Test Your Cold Air Return Ductwork

How to Test Your Cold Air Return Ductwork | Direct Energy Blog

When most homeowners think about their ductwork, they concentrate on how much hot or cool air is blowing out. Many have spent a lot of time sealing and insulating the ductwork leading away from the HVAC blower, thinking that is all they need to do improve their system’s efficiency. Unfortunately, they are only half done. READ MORE

How to Protect and Maintain Your Electronics

How to Protect and Maintain Your Electronics | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Take Charge of Your Home series from Direct Energy! Hiring a professional to perform household maintenance may offer convenience and peace of mind. You can do many of these jobs yourself with no experience or special tools. In the process, you’ll save money, learn about how your home works and gain a sense of accomplishment. A DIY task done well! READ MORE

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies: What to Pack

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies | Direct Energy Blog

Thanks to modern meteorological technology, residents of coastal areas often have well over 24 hours warning before the landfall of a hurricane or tropical storm. But that time can disappear quickly, especially if you need to reinforce your home or expect to get stuck in an evacuation traffic jam. Don’t waste even more time making last-minute runs for basic supplies like batteries, canned goods and bottled water, which are frequently in short supply in the run-up to a major storm. Learn what to pack for a hurricane and build a kit today so that you’ll be ready for the first day of hurricane season.   READ MORE

How to Shop for an Energy-Efficient TV

If you’re ready to go big with your next TV purchase, you might be worried about whether such an upgrade will result in a spike in your electric bill. But for the most part, those worries are unfounded — high-performance TVs may cost you a little more to operate, but not enough to scare you away from getting the picture and features you’ve been dreaming of. READ MORE

How To Replace & Install A Ceiling Fan Switch

How To Replace A Ceiling Fan Switch | Direct Energy Blog

Installing a ceiling fan is a useful home improvement job that can help keep air circulating in your house and save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Your work isn’t over once the fan itself is in place, however. To complete the job, you still need to install a ceiling fan speed control switch to get the most from your new fixture. READ MORE

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Power Your Computer?

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Power Your Computer? | Direct Energy Blog

Many of us can’t go a day without using a computer at some point, for work or for pleasure. But if we had to push our bodies to the max just to get the system to boot up, we might spend a little less time playing Minesweeper. READ MORE