Energy Efficiency, E-mails, & Electronics – The Direct Energy Buzz for February 2015

It’s time for another installment of the Direct Energy Buzz! It’s our chance to update you on the happenings around Direct Energy and in the energy sector as well. This month, we’ll discuss our recent e-mail improvements, some energy efficiency tips for the colder months of the year, recent gadgets at CES 2015, and more!

Direct Energy News

At Direct Energy, we value our customers. So starting this new year, we’ve begun sending out a range of helpful information through a variety of e-mails. These e-mails include monthly newsletters, weekly usage emails (for Texas only), billing and transactional emails (for Texas only), contract information, exclusive offers, and rewards – all of which should interest you as our customer. If you’re not receiving these e-mails and would like to, please visit, click the “Plan and Account Information” link in the “Account Management” section, and enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field.

Direct Energy knows that it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you should fear high utility bills. You can lower your bills and keep warm with these 5 tips for winter energy efficiency. For example, set your thermostat back by 10 to 15 degrees for at least an eight-hour period and then save about 1% for every degree you set it back.

New to the Direct Energy Blog is a new series called Life Hacks: What Not to Buy. Each month we’ll inform our customers of the specific items NOT priced to buy so they can take advantage of the time when they actually are discounted. So for February, some key items not to purchase this month are Valentine’s Day Gifts (until after February 14th), smartphones, and televisions.

We also informed our readers about expectations for gasoline prices in 2015. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US households should expect to spend about $750 less on gasoline since the price for gas has fallen from an average of $3.36/gal in 2014 to $2.33/gal for 2015. Rather than spending that extra money on frivolous expenditures, we provided some ways to use that savings to make your home more energy efficient thus saving more money on utility bills.