Posted August 9, 2018 by Ebony Porter
The production of electricity in the U.S. falls into three major source categories: fossil fuels, including natural gas and coal nuclear energy renewable energy, including hydropower, solar power and wind … READ MORE What Types of Electricity Sources Are Generated In the US?
Posted August 7, 2018 by Josh Crank
There are a few ways you can calculate the energy efficiency of your house and appliances: Read the EnergyGuide label on appliances and electronics. Calculate your own energy use and … READ MORE How to Calculate Energy Efficiency Savings
Posted August 2, 2018 by Josh Crank
During the sweltering summer, it can be hard to put a price on comfort. But the sweet relief of air conditioning does come at a cost, and the bills get … READ MORE How Much Does Central Air Cost?
Posted July 31, 2018 by Josh Crank
Everybody knows what air conditioners and furnaces are, but their cousin in the HVAC world — the heat pump — isn’t as well understood. Don’t let the name fool you, … READ MORE How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Posted July 26, 2018 by Josh Crank
Welcome to the Take Charge of Your Home series from Direct Energy! Hiring a professional to perform household maintenance may offer convenience and peace of mind, but you can do many of … READ MORE Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist
Posted July 24, 2018 by Josh Crank
There’s one big difference between climate and weather: time. Climate Climate is like a weather profile for a particular place. It takes into account long-term trends and records in all … READ MORE What is the Difference Between Climate and Weather?