Posted December 8, 2016 by John Rose
Holiday season is fast approaching, making for an expensive time of year for many homeowners. All the additional shopping, travel, hosting and gift-giving adds up quickly, and so do the bigger energy bills that come with heating a home during the coldest months of the year. Adorning the house and trees around it with electricity-sapping decorations doesn’t help either.
Posted May 19, 2016 by Adam P. Newton
Guest Post by Fran J. Donegan
It may be time to declare a winner — or at least a clear leader — in the race to develop the most energy-efficient light bulb. Up until recently, we used pretty much the same type of light bulb in our lamps and light fixtures that Thomas Edison patented in 1880. But those incandescent bulbs are energy wasters. They require a lot of electricity to produce light. Plus, they give off heat, resulting in higher air conditioning costs. Then along came compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which use 70 to 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light.
Posted May 6, 2016 by Ashley Devitt
We see it all the time – that blue “ENERGY STAR®” square, planted on various products, from LED light bulbs and personal computers to home refrigerators and sound systems. What you may not know is that this certification label was actually created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to guarantee significant energy savings.
Posted March 16, 2016 by Adam P. Newton
A lot of quality digital ink has been spilled on the topic of light bulbs in recent years, and we’ve contributed to it here at Direct Energy. We want to educate you on the best methods for illuminating your home so you can choose what’s best for your family – and save on lighting costs.
Posted March 18, 2014 by Vernon Trollinger
Cutting costs and growing concerns of environmental responsibility are encouraging many to consider new ways to reduce energy consumption. Did you know that switching to energy efficient light bulbs is one of the fastest ways to lower the energy bill for your home?