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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). […]

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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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Moving this Summer in Texas? Let Us Direct Your Move!

Moving is stressful, and sometimes you need a little help. That’s where Direct Energy comes in. With one simple phone call, you will speak with a personal move assistant who will take charge and direct your move. This helpful person will assist you and your family get settled into your new home by connecting you with the services […]

5 Tasty & Timely Recipes for Spring Break Snacking

5 Tasty Recipes for Spring Break Snacking

When kids are off from school for any period of time, it seems like they can empty out a pantry faster than you could even think possible. It’s important to have quick and easy snack recipes in your arsenal to keep those tummies full. Here are five tasty recipes for Spring Break snacking. 1) Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes  […]

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 […]