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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 Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying?

How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying? | Direct Energy Blog

When your air conditioning unit starts acting up, you face a critical and potentially expensive decision: Do you call in a repair person, attempt to fix the appliance yourself or start the search for a replacement? Read on for tips to help diagnose the cause of your AC issues and guidance on when it might be worthwhile to attempt a fix versus purchasing a new unit. READ MORE

Should You Repair or Replace Your Home’s Appliances?

When to Replace Your Old Appliances | Direct Energy Blog

When a major home appliance breaks down, you need to act quickly to either repair or replace it, especially when it’s an absolutely essential piece of equipment like a furnace or refrigerator. Moments like these can be very stressful, since there’s a lot of money on the line and you don’t have much time to decide if you want to attempt to repair your appliance, or replace it with a new model. READ MORE

Fuse Box & Circuit Breaker Safety Tips

Getting to Know Your Fuse Box and Safety Tips | Direct Energy Blog

Most homeowners don’t think too much about their fuse boxes until they want to install an outlet, ceiling fan, or light fixture, or one of the fuses blows. While it’s good to have your fuse box checked out by a licensed electrician once in a while, it’s also good to have a working knowledge of just how the thing does its job. You don’t need to know how to wire a fuse box to understand the basics of how it works. Besides, getting to know your fuse box might save you some money down the road. And it’s always smart to sort your circuits so you’ll know what breaker switch controls what. READ MORE