It only comes once every four years, but when it does, Leap Year is an added energy cost. “A single day’s worth of energy usage might not seem like a lot, but it adds up,” said Jim Steffes, Vice President of Direct Energy. “This is the perfect opportunity to remind people that small changes in […]
Notice anything different around here? We are pumped about the start of the second season of The Walking Dead on AMC! We are counting down the days until its premiere on October 16th. Check out this awesome trailer for season two. Can you survive a zombie attack? Take this quiz to find out what kind […]
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The kids head back to school and the weather slowly begins to chill. As tempting as it might be to crank up the heater as the first cold front moves in, pay attention to the following tips to make sure your home is fall and winter ready.
Hello September! We’re so glad you’re here! September brings the promise of cooler weather being just around the corner and we think that it can’t get here soon enough. If you’re just tuning in, welcome to the Direct Energy Buzz where we give you a recap of all the things we’ve been up to during […]
The average American family washes more than 400 loads of laundry a year (more than seven a week), which adds up to a large portion of the monthly energy consumption. There are several ways to reduce the effect laundry has on your electric bill. First, if your washing machine is more than 10 years old, […]
Welcome back to another edition of the Direct Energy Buzz! Can you believe August is here already? That means fall is just around the corner, and although we love summer, we are so ready for some cooler, fall weather! Have you been keeping up with us on Facebook and Twitter? Here’s what you might have […]
One way to save on your electric bill this summer is to step out of your kitchen and cook outside. Grilling outside reduces the need to use your oven, which can be costly because your cooling system has to work harder to cool the entire house with that source of heat going. In the evenings, […]