Test your savings IQ
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. Before you purchase insulation for your home make sure to read our Insulation Buying Guide.
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?
c) All of the above
Caulking and weatherstripping are both products you use to better seal your windows. Check out more energy saving advice and tips for your home.
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?
c) Up to 40% more efficient
A new furnace is up to 40% more efficient than one that has passed its 20th birthday. When shopping around for a new furnace, read our Furnace buying guide first to help you choose which one is best for your home.
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. Read more about energy-efficient TVs in our buying guide.
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. Learn more by reading our air-source heat pump buying guide.