Tag Archives: plumbing

How to Choose a Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener System & Size | Direct Energy Blog

If your home has a water softener, chances are good that it’s performing reliably and dependably. After all, water softeners don’t see a whole lot of rough and tumble action. But as they age, they can develop a number of problems with clogged filter screens, leaky valves, or worn out resin. All these are pretty easy to replace. 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

Direct Energy’s Monthly Book Series: Home Improvement

Welcome to Direct Energy’s Monthly Book Series! In this series, we’ll introduce you to some of the best books on topics that are important to our customers and our environment. From green living to budgeting to home improvement, our Monthly Book Series will feature a range of books from intro-level to in-depth studies to ensure there is something for everyone! While our recommendations aren’t specific endorsement of these books or authors, they do reflect what we feel are educational and analytical books on the given topic. READ MORE

When Should I Replace My Aging Plumbing Products?

When Should I Replace My Aging Plumbing Products? | Direct Energy Blog

Your home is full of appliances that aren’t designed to last a lifetime. In most cases, you can either plan to replace them on your own schedule, or you can wait until they’re beyond repair. But when it comes to the plumbing in your house, the price of procrastination can be steep. We want to help devise a strategy to replace your aging plumbing products so your budget isn’t hurt by the sudden expense – and so your lifestyle isn’t inconvenienced. READ MORE