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Enjoy Your Energy Freedom this Fourth of July with a Special Offer from Direct Energy

Ready to celebrate your birthday this weekend, America? This Independence Day, Direct Energy wants you every American to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – while taking advantage of fixed-rate energy. Every new customer who signs up with our Comfort and Control 24 this Fourth of July weekend will receive the following energy-saving […]

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The Direct Energy Buzz for June 2015

With summer vacation on our minds, we’re going to get wired on how electricity travels in this June 2015 installment of the Direct Energy Buzz. Transmitting electricity isn’t just about stringing wires to handle the demand load – it’s really about balancing two different kinds of power. We’ll also discuss the balancing act between power regulation and […]

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Industry Updates: The Buzz

As we move into June and baseball season heats up, we take a look at various industry updates, including the smart home things Apple will pitch at this year’s World Wide Developer’s conference, along with whether or not Tesla Motors’ “Powerwall” and Spanish start-up Vortex Bladeless, are pop-ups or home runs. Apple’s HomeKit Pitch Apple’s 2015 […]

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 […]

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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 […]