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4 Ways Renewable and Traditional Power Convergence Will Affect Your Business

The previous post in this series introduced three megatrends pointing to an evolving energy market. This evolution is changing how companies strategically source and manage their energy around the wo

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Modular Switches and Sockets

When planning and setting up your home, there multiple points of attention to cater to, ranging from furniture and furnishings to electronic devices and their consequent set-ups. This is where... Re

4 Musts for Filling the Hyper Gap in Hyperscale Labor

The statistics are both exciting and discouraging. Hyperscale capex jumped 43% in Q4 2018, with industry chatter around a 100 MW deal later this year. To keep up with this demand,... Read more » T

Hospital microgrids: going beyond backup generators to ensure resiliency

In the face of increasing power demand on the grid, aging electrical transmission infrastructures, and increasing numbers of violent storms worldwide, the subject of resiliency keeps many hospital ad

Infographic: 21 Power Distribution Facts

The productivity and comfort of every kind of building depends on the safety and reliability of its power distribution infrastructure, while the efficiency of how electrical energy is consumed has...

Ideal Solutions for Effective Motor Management

Motor starters are effectively used to manage the functionality of the motor to which it is linked. Motor management does not simply refer to motor maintenance – it involves so... Read more » The

The industrial Edge will bring flexibility and optimization to manufacturers

This was originally published by DCD. Similar to the previous three industrial revolutions which capitalized on steam power, assembly lines, and computers, respectively, Industry 4.0, or the fourth i

How the Automotive Industry Can Monetize Digital Transformation Investments

According to the analyst firm Research and Markets, automotive industry investments of $19.57 billion US in 2015 will increase to $82 billion by 2020 as a result of growing digitalization... Read mo

Five Safety Tips for Modernizing Your Aging Switchgear

Switchgear can have an extremely long service life, stretching into multiple decades. However, while a 30- or 40-year-old piece of equipment may still perform its original functions as well as... Re

Dallas Restaurant Week Is Here

One of the highlights of living in a large community like the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex is the availability of amazing, diverse culinary experiences. WE all have our favorite go-to places for Maxi

New Kind Of Lunch Date

We love our animals in North Texas, There are so many parks, trails and lakes to share with our dogs. Get out with our dogs lets us enjoy the day and get some exercise. Some medical studies show that

DFW’s New Outdoor Attraction

DFW is a rapidly changing all the time. We sometimes get frustrated with traffic delays as new roads are built. We sometimes get tired of the constant construction projects for new shopping centers. B

Going Green: Saving Energy and Money with Eco-Friendly Home Updates

You’ve got an older home, but you’ve got eco-friendliness on your mind, and you want to do everything possible to add improvements that will benefit the environment. Check out these great ideas fo

Spring Cleaning Time, DFW

It’s that time of year again – Spring Cleaning Time! We need to get ready for the warmer weather by opening the windows and getting busy with ridding our homes of the dusty musty winter air. Some

Safe Driving In Wet Weather

North Texas has been a bit soggy lately. It means roads are wet, flooded, or even severely damaged by all that water draining into the storm drains. To stay safe, you don’t have to remain at home. T

DFW Out And About

Before the rains begin again, it looks like DFW is going to be enjoying some nice weather. It’s time to begin getting the kids out of the house for some fun on the weekend before the rain ends and s

What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You?

In many regions of the country, air conditioning is a necessity to survive the sweltering hot summers. But while forgoing AC in your home may not be an option, you … READ MORE What Type of Air Cond

Going Solar in Your Apartment: 5 Ways to Get Started

If you own a home, going solar is a no-brainer. Upon installation of a solar system you immediately begin to reduce your energy bills. As an investment, solar can provide an amazing return every month

Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide

You can’t live without a refrigerator, and you can’t turn it off. On top of that, the refrigerator is one of the biggest energy consumers in the typical home. That’s … READ MORE Energy-Effici

Congratulations, DFW!

When you live in DFW, you realize it’s a huge place, made up of individual cities. Sometimes that idea can be overwhelming. And sometimes, having our own little city is comforting with so much going

How to Choose a Water Softener

If your home has a water softener, chances are good that it’s performing reliably and dependably. After all, water softeners don’t see a whole lot of rough and tumble action. … READ MORE How to

5 Ways to Replace Disposable Products to Save Money & Reduce Waste

With the increasing amount of waste in landfills, many people have started opting for a little- or no-waste lifestyle. Having just a mason jar’s worth of trash for an entire … READ MORE 5 Ways to

What’s New? Find Out At Dallas Startup Week!

Every one, both old and young, are constantly dreaming of new ideas or new ways to do things. People create fascinating new products and great new concepts just sitting around a coffee table. However,

How Do I Know if My AC Unit is Dying?

When your air conditioning unit starts acting up, you face a critical and potentially expensive decision: Do you call in a repair person, attempt to fix the appliance yourself or … READ MORE How Do

How to Replace Your Thermostat, Part Two: Installing a New Thermostat

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. You can do many of these … READ

How to Replace Your Thermostat, Part One: Choosing the Right Thermostat

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. You can do many of these … READ

Should You Repair or Replace Your Home’s Appliances?

When a major home appliance breaks down, you need to act quickly to either repair or replace it, especially when it’s an absolutely essential piece of equipment like a furnace … READ MORE Should

Saving Energy by Turning Off Lights

One of the simplest measures you can take to save energy around your home is turning the lights off when you aren’t using them. If you are wondering why you … READ MORE Saving Energy by Turning O

Fuse Box & Circuit Breaker Safety Tips

Most homeowners don’t think too much about their fuse boxes until they want to install an outlet, ceiling fan, or light fixture, or one of the fuses blows. While it’s … READ MORE Fuse Box &

ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Review

Today is the official launch of the ecobee4 smart thermostat: the latest in what’s now a long(ish) line of WiFi thermostats from the eponymous Toronto-based ecobee Inc. Whenever ecobee releases an

EdgeRouter X vs. EdgeRouter Lite Google Fiber Speed Tests

Many moons ago, I replaced my Google Fiber Network Box with a UBNT EdgeRouter Lite router at our house in Provo, Utah… and never looked back! With a street price of under $90, the ER-Lite was a to

How to Turn Off “UPS: Passed a Self-Test” Emails on APC Smart-UPS

By default, if you configure a notification email address on an APC Smart-UPS, it will send you an email every time your UPS passes a self test. Depending on how often you have your UPS’s self tes

Review: ecobee3 Lite

Are you wanting to get on the smart thermostat bandwagon, but aren’t sure if it’s worth the $249 price tag of the full-featured models like the ecobee3 and Nest? Then has ecobee got a deal for

DD-WRT K2.6 vs K3.x vs Tomato Router Firmware Head to Head on Linksys E4200

In March of last year, I published this article claiming that the latest (at the time) DD-WRT builds based on the Linux 2.6 kernel (K2.6) ran faster on a Linksys/Cisco E4200 router than their K3.x co

How to Fix a Broken Ferrari 328 Hazard Switch

Imagine you’re driving a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS through Utah’s Wasatch Mountain canyons near Park City with a group of other European exotics. As the group pulls off to the side of the highway to

Review: AC Infinity Airplate Cabinet Fan

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably keep your receiver, amplifier, router, network switch, or any other electronic equipment inside a cabinet… which means you have a heat problem. Heat

You Should Test and Replace your GFCI Outlets More Often Than You Think

Even if you don’t understand the function of a GFCI outlet, or know what “GFCI” stands for, there’s a really good chance you’ve seen at least one (and probably a few) in your home. This i

Dead Power Wheels Battery? Maybe You Can Trick it Back to Life!

It’s a story that repeats itself in garages across America every summer. Your kid wants to drive his Power Wheels Jeep, or her Power Wheels Escalade (is it really selling for $800-$900 on Amazo

Use an Existing SSL Certificate on a Linux UniFi Controller

UPDATE: Due to the positive responses I’ve received about this script, and repeated requests for Let’s Encrypt support, it now supports standard and Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates. Read on for


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