Month: March 2018

How Much Energy Does a Baseball Player Use?

Baseball lovers everywhere have been preparing for baseball season. Ball boys and girls are working on their sprints, hot dog vendors are preparing to walk up hundreds of stairs per … READ MORE How Much Energy Does a Baseball Player Use? The post...

Must-Have Gardening Tools Checklist

Gardening is a hobby that you can spend a lifetime learning about. Seasons change, seeds fail or thrive, and just when you think you know it all, you realize how … READ MORE Must-Have Gardening Tools Checklist The post Must-Have Gardening Tools C...

How many miles per gallon does your home get?

(HIB) - Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes.Most home buyers focus on price an...

DIY Wooden Planter Boxes

Jaime Costiglio of Jaime Costiglio came up with a beautiful way to add character to this wedding reception entrance. Her DIY wooden planter boxes created a warm and welcoming feeling. Just follow Jaime’s step-by-step DIY wooden planter boxes tutorial for your patio or next event! DIY Wooden Planter Boxes Wedding décor includes everything from the smallest... The …

Spring lawn care is easier than ever

(HIB) - The snow has melted, flowers are beginning to bloom, and you wake to the sound of birds chirping: all signs that spring is here. Spring means time to give your lawn the TLC it needs, but most of us dread the thought of weekends spent occupied b...

Credit tips for buying an investment property

(HIB) - If you love the idea of being a landlord, and don’t mind being on duty around the clock, buying an investment property may be the wealth-building option for you.Property values have enjoyed a steady increase over the decades. That’s...

Top Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part Two

In spite of what Punxsutawney Phil says, spring really IS on its way. And at the risk of being even more controversial, it is TRUE that the days really are … READ MORE Top Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part Two The post Top Weekend Energy E...

Protect your home from termites this spring

(HIB) - Spring is officially here, bringing flowers, greenery and increased pest activity. Because termite evidence is more noticeable in warmer months, it is important to check for any warning signs every spring. Fortunately, there are a few things yo...

4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh

(HIB) - Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to reinvigorate your kitchen with a new look! When planning your refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don’t require investing tons of time or budget.Upgrade your kitchen f...

How to Flush a Water Heater

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 … READ MORE How to Flush a Water Heater The post How to Flus...

10 reasons to plant a tree this spring

(HIB) - Did you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? It's true. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. ...