Tag Archives: Home Improvement

How to Maintain Your Washer & Dryer

How to Maintain Your Washer & Dryer | Direct Energy Blog

The laundry room may not be the most exciting feature in a modern home, but you can’t get through the week without it. And like any other room, it takes periodic maintenance to keep it clean, safe and energy-efficient. READ MORE

How to Winterize a Sprinkler System & Prevent Freezing

How to Winterize a Sprinkler System | 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 Organize and Protect Your Cords and Cables

How To Organize And Protect Your Cords And Cables | 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 Does Insulation Conserve Energy & How Much Do I Need?

How Does Insulation Conserve Energy & How Much Do I Need? | Direct Energy Blog

Insulation may not sound like the most exciting topic. But if lowering your heating and cooling costs while being more comfortable at home is something that grabs your interest, it’s worth taking a few minutes to review the basics of home insulation. With a little know-how, you can assess your home’s insulation yourself and determine if you could benefit from an upgrade. READ MORE

How Much Does Central Air Cost?

During the sweltering summer, it can be hard to put a price on comfort. But the sweet relief of air conditioning does come at a cost, and the bills get bigger as the days get hotter. READ MORE

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

How Do Heat Pumps Work? | Direct Energy Blog

Everybody knows what air conditioners and furnaces are, but their cousin in the HVAC world — the heat pump — isn’t as well understood. Don’t let the name fool you, because heat pumps can do it all: heating, cooling and dehumidifying, just like traditional resistance heating and cooling systems. But heat pumps do it in a different, more energy-efficient way. READ MORE