How to save
There are many simple ways you can spend less on energy. As a leader in energy efficiency, we’re committed to helping our customers reduce their energy consumption and save money.
Saving around your home
The age, condition and efficiency of your appliances play a big role in how much energy you use, so it’s important to keep them in good working order. You may also want to consider upgrading to the most energy-efficient models.
Washer and dryer: Use the warm or cold settings on your washer instead of hot for significant energy savings. Let clothes air-dry when possible. It will help your clothes last longer and will save you money.
Water tank: Consider choosing a tankless natural gas water heater when you upgrade your water heater. It only heats water as needed.
Furnace: Replace or clean your filter every three months to keep your furnace efficient. The less it has to work, the more money you save.
Showerhead: Installing energy-efficient showerheads and taking shorter showers can make a big difference. The average shower is eight minutes - try limiting yours to six minutes.
Window: Seal cracks and drafts with caulking or weather stripping to help reduce heat loss.
Fireplace: Keep the damper of wood-burning fireplaces closed to prevent cold air from coming into your house. Consider a natural gas fireplace which is clean and more efficient.
Thermostat: Turn down the heat! Try setting your thermostat at 20°C (68°F) during the day and 17°C (62.6°F) at night.
Small appliances: Use small appliances like your toaster or microwave, which use less energy than your stove.
Dishwasher: Only use the dishwasher for full loads and use the energy saving cycle if your unit has one.
Oven: Turn off the oven a few minutes before cooking time is over; the remaining heat will finish the job.
Faucet: Fix leaky taps, especially hot water. One drop/second for a month is equal to sixteen hot baths.
Exterior of house: Seal all cracks, holes, or gaps in the exterior of your house to prevent heat loss.
Trees: Planting trees on the south and west sides of house can draw shade and help lower the temperature of your home.