Posted December 11, 2017 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, but you can do many of these jobs yourself with no experience or special tools. And in the process, you’ll save money, learn about how your home works and gain a sense of accomplishment from a DIY task done well!
Posted August 8, 2017 by Jessica Bivins
In the summer, there is nothing more tempting than blasting the A/C. However, this can get expensive, and if your air conditioner breaks, it always seems to happen at the worst possible times. Whether you’re saving money or your A/C is on the fritz, try some of these tested strategies to help you stay cool and comfortable.
Posted July 25, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Welcome to the Energy Efficiency Myths series from Direct Energy! As many myths arise from incomplete knowledge, they can create seemingly possible answers that many people accept as fact. Each month, we will examine common misunderstandings about energy efficiency — whether it’s in your home or about the energy industry — and deliver real facts behind the myth (and how they might be costing you money).
Posted June 7, 2017 by Ami Patel
Ready for the summer temperatures? Neither are we.
Sure, you want to keep your home cool when the hot weather arrives, but you certainly don’t enjoy paying the higher energy bills that come from running your air conditioner more often. Well, Direct Energy is here with an infographic that helps you determine the right temperature setting for your home’s air conditioner in the summer.
Posted April 26, 2017 by Jessica Bivins
How did people stay cool before the air conditioner was invented? At the turn of the 20th century, it was perfectly normal to step outside and dunk your head in a public fountain. Or, if you lived on a farm or ranch, you might sleep on the porch or even on the front lawn. You certainly would think twice about living down south. It wasn’t easy, but back then, you just had to cope with the heat as best you could.
Posted November 18, 2016 by Josh Crank
Whether it’s a warm, inviting retreat on a cold winter day or a cool refuge from the summer heat, your home can always be comfortable – thanks to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But indispensable as it is, it won’t last forever.