Tag: home improvement

How to Start Your Sprinkler System for Spring

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 Start Your Sprinkler System for Spring Th...

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...

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 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...

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...

How to Brighten Up a Room with a Fireplace Makeover

After Shelby Vanhoy of Pretty in the Pines bought a new home, she knew she wanted to redo the fireplace to match her style. By re-tiling the fireplace and adding shiplap above the mantle, Shelby was able to elongate the fireplace and make the entire room feel brighter. Read on to see the steps Shelby took for... The …

How to Fix a Drafty Home

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 … READ MORE How to Fix a Drafty Home The post How to Fix a Drafty Ho...

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...