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Direct Energy Buzz – November 2 edition

We’ve never met a Friday we didn’t like, nor have we ever not welcomed a weekend with open arms. Give yourself a pat on the back because we made it! This past week has been a roller coaster of emotions. Between Hurricane Sandy and Zombie takeovers, we’re ready to share this week’s Direct Energy Buzz. […]

Thermostat Wars!

The Good, The Bad and The Thermostat War

We have all been there; you turn the thermostat up in order to melt the icicles hanging from your fingers. Thirty minutes go by and you’re still freezing. You check the thermostat to find someone has turned it down. This is a basic case of thermostat wars! Chunk and Rita Shambles often have the same […]

Don’t Let Snack Time Affect Your Bill!

Now that you have met Chunk and Rita Shambles, you know they are not the best guests to have at your dinner party. If you are still feeling hospitable and want to have them over of for a snack, perhaps a cup of tea and cucumber sandwiches, you may want to think twice. Being the […]

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Take Action

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Take Action

We could not be more excited about our partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. One of the GSNETX’s three keys to leadership is TAKE ACTION. With this in mind, the Girl Scouts are promoting exercise, community service and energy efficiency through the 10.11.12 initiative. The 10.11.12 initiative is a commitment to the community […]

The Deadly Truth About Zombie Electronics

The Deadly Truth About Zombie Electronics

We have warned you about the dangers that zombie electronics pose to your wallet. However, these vicious energy eaters present a greater danger to you and your home. Did you know electrical fires claim the lives of 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more? Electrical extension cords must be used wisely and never be […]

Introducing Chunk and Rita Shambles

Introducing Chunk and Rita Shambles

Have you met the new neighbors yet? Chunk and Rita Shambles are not your average married couple. They are Energy Zombies and they are looking to infect you! How you ask? Every time you leave electronics plugged in that are not in use, you are inviting the Shambles into your home for a big serving […]

Zombie Breeding Ground

Your alarm goes off, you listen to some tunes while you shower to wake you up, you check the weather for the day, you grab your coffee and you head out the door for work. Sounds like a typical Wednesday morning. But while you are at work, your home is becoming a breeding ground for […]