Tag: home improvement

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...

Building a Home Out of Shipping Containers

We teamed up with DIY expert Ben Uyeda of Homemade Modern to convert a few shipping containers into a home built with materials and tools available at The Home Depot. Throughout the coming months, Ben will be sharing a more detailed look inside the container home and several DIY projects he completed within it. I’m... The …

How Much Does Central Air Cost?

During the sweltering summer, it can be hard to put a price on comfort. But the sweet relief of air conditioning does come at a cost, and the bills get … READ MORE How Much Does Central Air Cost? The post How Much Does Central Air Cost? appeared ...

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Everybody knows what air conditioners and furnaces are, but their cousin in the HVAC world — the heat pump — isn’t as well understood. Don’t let the name fool you, … READ MORE How Do Heat Pumps Work? The post How Do Heat Pumps Work? a...

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

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 Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist The post Sump Pu...

8 Gardening Hacks for a Greener Thumb

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 8 Gardening Hacks for a Greener Thumb The post 8 Gardening Hacks for a G...