Tag: home improvement

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Direct Energy by signing up for a plan that gives you the Nest Learning Thermostat & more!

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 […]

DIY Dad

Five Father’s Day Gifts for Your DIY Dad

One of my favorite holidays is coming up: Father’s Day! Dads can be tricky to buy for, especially the “man who has it all.” But one particular kind of dad is particularly daunting for some: the DIY Dad! Trying to ascertain the wants and needs of the home handyman in a stealthy manner can be […]

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). […]

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 […]