Tag: Energy Savvy

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is approaching, and while every day is Earth Day, this is a day set aside to reflect and consider just how amazing and important our earth is to … READ MORE 7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day The post 7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day appeared f...

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...

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

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 … READ MORE How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint The post Ho...

How Much Does It Cost to Charge An Electric Car?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are steadily coming into their own on American roads. In 2017, EV’s were the 24th best selling car in the US, with 199,826 vehicles sold. With cars … READ MORE How Much Does It Cost to Charge An Electric Car? The post How ...

How to Build an Energy-Efficient Treehouse

Treehouses aren’t just for kids anymore. Surreal, lavish treehouses are commanding nightly rates that compete with luxury hotels, and a TV show about treehouse design is currently in its 10th … READ MORE How to Build an Energy-Efficient Treehouse...

Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part One

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 Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part One The post Weekend Energy Efficienc...

How Much Electricity Does a Stadium Use?

You can tell just by looking at the huge banks of floodlights and flashing video screens that stadiums use electricity on an industrial scale. There are also the sound systems, … READ MORE How Much Electricity Does a Stadium Use? The post How Muc...

How to Go Green During Your Workouts

Between the usual rush of New Year’s fitness resolutions and watching talented athletes, there’s no shortage of inspiration to get in better shape. But energy-savvy exercisers might be aware that … READ MORE How to Go Green During Your Workouts T...

How to Maintain Your Radiator

If you heat your home with steam or hot water, you’re in a very select group! Most of the 113.6 million homes in the U.S. rely either on natural gas … READ MORE How to Maintain Your Radiator The post How to Maintain Your Radiator appeared first o...

How to Keep Your Furnace From Breaking Down

The last thing any homeowner wants it to wake up at 3AM to a freezing cold house. If your furnace shuts down during a winter like many have experienced this … READ MORE How to Keep Your Furnace From Breaking Down The post How to Keep Your Furnace...

Is Your Attic Insulation Due for an Upgrade?

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 Is Your Attic Insulation Due for an Upgrade? The...

Common LED Lighting Myths & Facts

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 … READ MORE Common LED Lighting Myths & Facts T...

Why Use a Pressure Cooker?

If you’re old enough to have owned a cassette tape, you may have heard the occasional pressure cooker horror story. Like the name implies, pressure cookers cook food under extreme … READ MORE Why Use a Pressure Cooker? The post Why Use a Pressure...

Is Your HVAC System Giving You Headaches?

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 Is Your HVAC System Giving You Headaches? The po...

Winter Weather Outlook – December 2017

Possibly the biggest factor effecting your electric bill is the weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also affects the … READ MORE Winter Weather Outlook – December 2017 The post Winter Weat...