Tag: electricity

PrepareYourHome

Prepping Your Home for Summer Vacation

With the school year coming to an end and summer in full swing, you may be preparing for a summer vacation. When packing up the family, don’t forget some of these tips for preparing your home and cutting energy costs while you’re out of town: Turn down your water heater. Set your thermostat, or turn […]

WhenThePowerGoesOut

What To Do If Your Power Goes Out

Do you know what to do if the power goes out in your area? Be prepared with these handy tips: If the Lights Go Out If the lights go out, first, determine if there is actually a power outage or if you’re having a problem with your breaker. Click here to learn how! If there […]

Winter Storage Tips

Winter Storage Tips

Welcome back to the workweek! It’s almost the end of February which means spring is almost here. To help you stay organized through the remainder of the coldest season, we’ve come up with some fun, fashionable and of course green storage tips. Buying antique trunks and dressers are a great, green way to keep your […]

Direct Energy Buzz – June 29th edition

Direct Energy Buzz – June 29th edition

Who’s ready for winter? Most of us are settling into a warm summer that seems very interested in flexing its heat muscles early and often.  We can’t do anything about the weather, but maybe some cool information and useful ideas might help. If you’re in Texas you already know this, but June set some records […]

Who knew static electricity could do that?

Who knew static electricity could do that?

It zaps us when we touch metal in dry weather. It makes our clothes cling and our hair stand up. No wonder static electricity gets a bad rap. We can blame it for attracting dust to TV and computer screens and − perhaps worst of all − holding dust bunnies together! (The more static charge, […]

Utilize your kinetic energy

Utilize your kinetic energy

When most people think about their energy use they think of electricity consumption or the amount of fuel they go through when driving a car. Few people stop and think about the energy we expend and create everyday.  One type of energy that humans generate is kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion or […]