Posted December 8, 2016 by John Rose
Holiday season is fast approaching, making for an expensive time of year for many homeowners. All the additional shopping, travel, hosting and gift-giving adds up quickly, and so do the bigger energy bills that come with heating a home during the coldest months of the year. Adorning the house and trees around it with electricity-sapping decorations doesn’t help either.
Posted November 15, 2016 by Adam P. Newton
My favorite part of the holiday season is transforming my home from the mundane into the magical. There’s just something about seeing your house dressed up for several weeks to celebrate with friends and family.
Posted May 19, 2016 by Adam P. Newton
Guest Post by Fran J. Donegan
It may be time to declare a winner — or at least a clear leader — in the race to develop the most energy-efficient light bulb. Up until recently, we used pretty much the same type of light bulb in our lamps and light fixtures that Thomas Edison patented in 1880. But those incandescent bulbs are energy wasters. They require a lot of electricity to produce light. Plus, they give off heat, resulting in higher air conditioning costs. Then along came compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which use 70 to 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light.
Posted May 6, 2016 by Ashley Devitt
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.
Posted April 22, 2016 by Jackie Effenson
Everyone Needs to Work Together!
Since there aren’t any simple fixes for addressing how climate change affects our environment, it’s easy to get frustrated by the lack of progress on creating a cleaner Earth. Thankfully, many nations of the world collaborated to sign the Paris Agreement at the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21), showing the world that we can make a difference when we work together.
Posted March 16, 2016 by Adam P. Newton
A lot of quality digital ink has been spilled on the topic of light bulbs in recent years, and we’ve contributed to it here at Direct Energy. We want to educate you on the best methods for illuminating your home so you can choose what’s best for your family – and save on lighting costs.