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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:

  1. 1-2% on your energy bill
  2. 3-4% on your energy bill
  3. 5-8% on your energy bill

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?

  1. Caulking
  2. Weatherstripping
  3. All of the above

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?

  1. Up to 10% more efficient
  2. Up to 25% more efficient
  3. Up to 40% more efficient

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?

  1. Refrigerators
  2. Light bulbs
  3. Ceiling fans
  4. All of the above

5. Smart thermostats are the newest technology that can help you save energy at home. But what exactly can they do?

  1. Adjust heating and cooling to your habits
  2. Send you updates and reminders for maintenance
  3. Adapt to changing weather conditions
  4. All of the above

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?

  1. 50%
  2. 25%
  3. 10%