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Why? Poorly sealed ducts can lose up to 20% of heated or cooled air before it reaches living spaces, making them a major cause for high heating and cooling bills....
Save up to $135 per year
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Why? Showering accounts for about 40% of the average home's hot water use. Installing energy-efficient showerheads can cut that use in half. Energy-efficient...
Save up to $85 per year
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Why? Furniture, carpets, and other objects can block vents and prevent heated or cooled air from traveling. This blockage makes your heating or cooling system work...
Save up to $10 per year
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Why? Air leaks can be a large source of air loss in your home. This raises your heating and cooling costs and can make your home less...
Save up to $170 per year
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Why? In a typical home, about 10% of the energy used for water heating is lost moving water to and from the tank and your faucets — even more in large houses....
Save up to $15 per year
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Why? You can save 2% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 1°C for eight...
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Why? The average Canadian spends about 8 minutes taking a shower roughly once a day. Reducing average shower time by 1 minute can result in a 13% decrease in...
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Why? The edges of doors and windows are often not sealed well, allowing cold air to seep into your home or air conditioning to escape. Windows and doors can be...
Save up to $125 per year
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Why? We know ceiling fans help keep us cool and reduce AC costs in the summer. These same fans can actually be just as useful in the winter months, reducing your...
1,201 people do this
Why? Taking advantage of winter sunlight can help lower your heating costs. Open blinds during the day to provide natural lighting and capture free...
2,633 people do this
Why? Heating can account for a large portion of energy use. If your heating system needs to be replaced, choose an energy-efficient...
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Why? A solar water heater can be a great investment for homes that use a lot of hot water. They can be costly upfront, but can save you money over time through...
Save up to $155 per year
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Why? Water heating accounts for up to 20% of a typical home's total energy use. Lowering the temperature by 5°C can result in a 5% savings in water heating...
Save up to $25 per year
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Why? Outlets and light switches in the walls that separate your home from the outdoors are often overlooked sources of heating loss. Draft-proofing these areas can...
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Why? If you have an older water heater, additional insulation can cut water heating losses by 25-45%, saving energy and money. Specially designed water heater...
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Why? Your dishwasher uses considerable energy, especially in terms of hot water. If your dishwasher was manufactured before 1994, replacing it with an ENERGY...
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