We live in interesting and energy-conscious times. From swapping out incandescent bulbs for LEDs to making ENERGY STAR®-certified upgrades, we’re doing lots to up our energy efficiency and save on our bills.
1. You may not like winter, but you shouldn’t be paying to heat the outside. If your walls and ceiling aren’t properly insulated, you’ll lose on heating and cooling costs and feel less comfortable. A small change like topping up insulation can potentially save you:
A small change like topping up insulation can potentially save you 5-8 per cent on your energy bill. Find out more simple tricks to save you power and money in our 12 more ways to make your home more energy efficient article.
2. By using sealing products to help block cold air flow from around windows, doors and cracks you can save on your annual bill. What types of products should you use to better seal your windows?
3. We get it – the furnace room isn’t the most inviting room in your house. But paying it a visit now and then can make a big difference to your energy bill. How much more efficient do you think a new furnace is compared to one that’s passed its 20th birthday?
4. Everyone dreams of being a star, so it’s a good thing there’s more than one way to do it. Installing ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances helps the environment and saves you money. Which products can have the ENERGY STAR® label?
d) All of the above
Even TVs can be ENERGY STAR®-certified. An ENERGY STAR®-certified TV are on average 27 per cent more energy-efficient than other models.
5. Smart thermostats are the newest technology that can help you save energy at home. But what exactly can they do?
d) All of the above
Did you know where you place your thermostat matters? Learn more about how thermostat placement is important and the best location for savings. You may also be interested in learning how to configure your smart thermostat for best performance.
6. Have an electric furnace? Heat pumps are a new technology that can increase home comfort. How much can they reduce your heating and cooling costs by?
Did you know? Air-source heat pumps use the refrigeration cycle to move heat into and out of your home instead of burning fuel to create heat. If you live in an electrically heated home you might be eligible to receive up to $4,000 off an air-source heat pump for your home through the Heating and Cooling program, learn more.