Watts, kelvins and lumens, oh my!

We’re used to looking at watts to determine a bulb’s brightness, but LEDs have changed the game. Since they use less energy they use fewer watts, so it’s better to look at lumens and kelvins to determine your LED bulb purchase.

Lumens are a measure of a bulb’s brightness, the higher the lumen the brighter the bulb. Kelvins measure colour temperature which can range from warmer, yellow-toned to cooler, soft white.

Learn more in our lighting guide.

Energy savings are hiding in your fridge 

 

Watch this video to discover how to keep your food fresher and not waste energy.

Furnace, meet ceiling fan

Believe it or not running your ceiling fan at the same time as your furnace can help circulate warm air and reduce how hard your furnace needs works, reducing the energy it uses and your costs.

Learn how to set your ceiling fan direction for each season.

Time-of-use rates and why they matter

Most homes are billed based on when electricity is used, this is known as time-of-use rates. So when you do certain activities could impact your bill. When is the best time to put a load of laundry to dry?

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Time of use rates change with electricity demand. When demand is at its lowest this is known as off-peak. Off-peak rates take place in the evening, overnight and on weekends, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get activities done while saving on your electricity costs.

Learn more about Time-of-Use rates here.

Add some smarts to your heating and cooling system

 

A smart thermostat acts as your home’s temperature moderator. Watch Bryan Baeumler explain what else makes them so smart and how they can help you save on your energy use.

Learn how you can get the best savings out of your smart thermostat.

Here's how to game efficiently!

Did you know that gaming consoles still use energy while in sleep mode? Phantom power is the power that’s drawn when electronics are not in use.

To help cut down on unnecessary energy use, enable your console's energy saving mode, learn how to here.

Make your home comfortable, safe and energy efficient with smart technology

Using tech to control all aspects of your home isn’t just for science fiction movies anymore. Read our article  on how smart appliances, home assistants and more can help make your home energy efficient and the envy of your neighbours.