Posted April 23, 2019 by Aaron Kase
In many regions of the country, air conditioning is a necessity to survive the sweltering hot summers. But while forgoing AC in your home may not be an option, you could be faced with a choice between using central air or installing one or more window or wall units. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of using a central air conditioner vs. a wall unit vs. window unit, and how to decide which model is the right one for you.
Posted April 9, 2019 by Josh Crank
You can’t live without a refrigerator, and you can’t turn it off. On top of that, the refrigerator is one of the biggest energy consumers in the typical home. That’s why it’s important to know when to replace your refrigerator and how to shop for a model that will cost you less in the long run.
Posted March 18, 2019 by Vernon Trollinger
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.
Posted March 11, 2019 by Ebony Porter
With the increasing amount of waste in landfills, many people have started opting for a little- or no-waste lifestyle. Having just a mason jar’s worth of trash for an entire year may seem like an intimidating feat, but there are small ways in which you can start to produce less waste.
Posted March 7, 2019 by Aaron Kase
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.
Posted March 1, 2019 by Josh Crank
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!