Tag Archives: Green Living

How to Recycle Light Bulbs

How to Recycle Light Bulbs: Incandescent, Fluorescent, & CFL | Direct Energy Blog

If you’re in the habit of tossing your burned out light bulbs in the trash, you might be making a mistake. There may be a recycling drop-off point right in your neighborhood, but more importantly, some light bulbs must be recycled for the good of the environment. READ MORE

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint | Direct Energy Blog

How do you measure a carbon footprint? Your carbon footprint is not only measured by the sources for carbon and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) you are directly responsible for, such as car exhaust and whether you recycle. The truth is that it’s a LOT more complicated because you have to account for both the direct and indirect sources in order to better understand how big your carbon footprint really is. READ MORE

What is My Refrigerator Trying to Tell Me?

What is My Refrigerator Trying to Tell Me? | Direct Energy

Did you know your appliances are talking to you? Really, they are! Did you also know you can also learn an awful lot by listening to them? Really, you can! You can find out how much electricity you’re using — and how much money you’re spending, too! To highlight what customers can discover with Direct Energy’s Direct Your Energy Insights Tool, we’re going to dig into some of the lesser-known ways your appliances affect your electric bill. By learning more about your electricity usage, you’ll use less of what we sell! READ MORE

How to Get Rid of Old Appliances

How to Get Rid of Old Appliances | Direct Energy Blog

When it comes time for you to replace your refrigerator, stove or any other household appliance, it’s likely you’ll spend a lot of time trying to decide on the specific features for your new one. But equally important is the question of how to dispose of your old unit in an environmentally responsible manner. READ MORE

Summer Energy Efficiency Myths, Part Two

Summer Energy Efficiency Myths, Part Two | Direct Energy Blog

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 — energy savvywhether it’s in your home or about the energy industry — and deliver real facts behind the myth (and how they they might be costing you money). READ MORE

How Much Energy Comes from Wind in the U.S.?

How Much Energy Comes from Wind in the U.S.? | Direct Energy Blog

That breeze you feel blowing through your hair as you step out the door may be the same breeze that powers the lights in your home, heats your water or recharges your smartphone. Wind energy is a viable energy source, and it’s becoming more prevalent every single day. READ MORE