What’s the Weather Forecast for March 2017?

What's the Weather Forecast for March 2017? | Direct Energy Blog

Possibly the biggest factor effecting your electric bill is the weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also effects the demand, supply, and ultimately the price of energy on the wholesale markets. In our What’s the Weather? series, we’ll track weather forecasts and events to see how they impact your energy bills and how that information can help you save. READ MORE

Examining the Weather Predictions for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

Examining the Weather Predictions for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

What La Niña?

Back in Spring 2016, the expectation around the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was the monster El Niño (also called the “El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO for short) that kept North America so warm over Winter 2015 and squashed 2015 Atlantic hurricanes had faded out, only to be replaced with a La Niña developing in April 2016 and emerging by late summer. READ MORE

How Can I Prepare My Child for Severe Weather?

Kids are curious, resilient, and often times much braver than we give them credit for, but they still look to parents for help and guidance when the world seems too big for them to handle. When that time arrives, instinct tells us to don our “Super Parent” cape for them to hide behind as we keep the tough stuff at bay. READ MORE

How Can I Help a Senior Citizen Prepare for a Weather Emergency?

Whether you live in parts of the country affected by hurricanes, or where snowfall impacts your electricity, weather emergencies can arrive quickly and without warning. Being prepared for emergencies before they happen can be the key to survival and safety, and in the event of displacement, they will keep everyone as comfortable as possible. READ MORE