Tag: energy efficiency

Industry Updates: The Buzz

Industry Updates: The Buzz

As we move into June and baseball season heats up, we take a look at 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 Worldwide Developers Conference meets […]

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Though my budget may not reflect it, I’m a total freak for lighting. Indoor, outdoor, you name it: I want great lighting. But great lighting is an energy suck, or at least it used to be. The latest and greatest advances in light bulbs and how we power them have given the greenest of lighting freaks a […]

7 Steps to Getting Your Attic Ready for Summer

7 Steps to Getting Your Attic Ready for Summer

Summertime heat is around the corner. Attics can get insanely hot under the summer sun —as high as 150°F. That heat adds onto your home’s air conditioning bill. Now, before the heat hits hard, is the best time to get your home’s attic ready for summer. While not all attics are the same, most share the […]

Close Your Blinds in the Summer

Green Ideas for Apartment Living

If you are living in an apartment, let me first begin by saying that you are already on the winning side of being green.  As populations grow, as well as our appetites for large homes, those who opt for smaller dwellings are reducing their footprints in a number of ways.  All of this is a […]

Let the Sun Shine: Introducing Direct Energy Solar

Let the Sun Shine: Introducing Direct Energy Solar

Green is the new black, and it’s more than a trend, it’s a lifestyle. As energy generation has evolved, Direct Energy is proud to embrace alternative energy sources that can make a difference in people’s lives and our planet. In July 2014, Direct Energy acquired Astrum Solar, and today, we unveil a makeover: meet Direct […]

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 […]