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.
Use weather stripping on windows and doors in your home to help seal cracks that let cold drafts in; because an airtight home benefits not only your energy costs but your comfort as well.
Some indoor plants like Peace lilies, Boston ferns and English ivy can help add humidity to the air and reduce your need for a humidifier in drier winter months. Desert-thriving succulents, such as aloe, may also help.
Learn more about how you can balance humidity at home
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.
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.
If you're looking to upgrade your home's lighting, think outside of only smart bulbs. Consider smart options like plugs and switches as well. Smart lighting provides a convenient way to not only manage your home's lighting but help you save energy.
Learn more by reading our buying guide.