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Life Hacks

Life Hacks: What NOT to Buy in June

People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we especially like ones that help us save money. Sites like DealNews and Lifehacker provide great money-saving tips on a regular basis. In particular, they’ve created a yearly timeline with the best times to purchase certain items. While such a list is helpful, they’ve also collected specific items you shouldn’t […]

Cool Your Home in Summer With Six Trendy Tips

Cool Your Home in Summer With Six Trendy Tips

Keeping cool during the summer heat always presents a big problem. After all, buildings absorb heat all day long and then release that stored energy at night. With all that heat energy, keeping the living space of your home cool can get expensive (even if you keep your air conditioner set above 76 oF – or 24 oC). […]

Get Lucky with These St. Patty’s Day Pins

Get Lucky with These St. Patty’s Day Pins

With this season’s long winter coming to a close, we’re looking for a reason to celebrate here at Direct Energy. We’ve seen hints of spring throughout the country, and are just days away from the official First Day of Spring. Thankfully, St. Patrick’s Day has come to the rescue, giving us reasons to celebrate, get […]

5 Tasty & Timely Recipes for Spring Break Snacking

5 Tasty Recipes for Spring Break Snacking

When kids are off from school for any period of time, it seems like they can empty out a pantry faster than you could even think possible. It’s important to have quick and easy snack recipes in your arsenal to keep those tummies full. Here are five tasty recipes for Spring Break snacking. 1) Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes  […]

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions – Part One: Heating & Lighting

When it comes to saving energy, misconceptions and mistaken assumptions often mislead people, causing more problems or costing them more money. Some were part of standard building codes until research proved them wrong. The vexing thing about these misconceptions is that, at first glance, they seem to make sense. Only after closer examination do you find out […]

EnergyStar appliances

Shopping and Saving with Energy Star Appliances for Your Home

After reading plenty of articles with headlines like “Energy Star Homes Pay for Themselves,” I learned that many of them (like this one) forget to tell you exactly how that happens. Instead, you get some info-fluff making empty claims about a mere $7 in yearly energy savings from using an EnergyStar computer monitor – which is barely enough to buy […]