Tag: Brighter Home

How to Choose a Water Softener

If your home has a water softener, chances are good that it’s performing reliably and dependably. After all, water softeners don’t see a whole lot of rough and tumble action. … READ MORE How to Choose a Water Softener The post How to Choose a Wat...

How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying?

When your air conditioning unit starts acting up, you face a critical and potentially expensive decision: Do you call in a repair person, attempt to fix the appliance yourself or … READ MORE How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying? The post How Do I...

Fuse Box & Circuit Breaker Safety Tips

Most homeowners don’t think too much about their fuse boxes until they want to install an outlet, ceiling fan, or light fixture, or one of the fuses blows. While it’s … READ MORE Fuse Box & Circuit Breaker Safety Tips The post Fuse Box &#038...

How to Install an Outdoor Outlet

If you want to decorate your house with festive holiday lights, or simply make the use of electric yard tools more convenient, an exterior electrical outlet is a very useful … READ MORE How to Install an Outdoor Outlet The post How to Install an ...

How to Repair Water-Damaged Drywall

Whether it happens in your ceiling because of a leaky roof, condensation from your central air conditioning, or flooding, repairing water-damaged drywall can cause you anxiety and aggravation, especially if … READ MORE How to Repair Water-Damaged...

How to Test Your Cold Air Return Ductwork

When most homeowners think about their ductwork, they concentrate on how much hot or cool air is blowing out. Many have spent a lot of time sealing and insulating the … READ MORE How to Test Your Cold Air Return Ductwork The post How to Test Your...

How to Protect and Maintain Your Electronics

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. You can do many … READ MORE How to Protect and Maintain Your Electronics The post H...

How to Shop for an Energy-Efficient TV

If you’re ready to go big with your next TV purchase, you might be worried about whether such an upgrade will result in a spike in your electric bill. But … READ MORE How to Shop for an Energy-Efficient TV The post How to Shop for an Energy-Effic...

How To Replace & Install A Ceiling Fan Switch

Installing a ceiling fan is a useful home improvement job that can help keep air circulating in your house and save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Your … READ MORE How To Replace & Install A Ceiling Fan Switch The post How To R...

Does My Home Need Attic Ventilation Fans?

As you suffer through a summer heat wave, your attic may be the last place on your mind. After all, there’s no way you’d want to climb up there when … READ MORE Does My Home Need Attic Ventilation Fans? The post Does My Home Need Attic Ventilatio...

How to Maintain Your Washer & Dryer

The laundry room may not be the most exciting feature in a modern home, but you can’t get through the week without it. And like any other room, it takes … READ MORE How to Maintain Your Washer & Dryer The post How to Maintain Your Washer &#0...