Use LED Bulbs
One light emitting diode (LED) can
save you three times its purchase
cost in electricity.
Install a Programmable
During the heating season, set
your programmable thermostat to
automatically lower the heat by a
few degrees at night or when you
3a Replace Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer
Refrigerators and freezers are two of the biggest electricity users in your home – these old, inefficient appliance can cost well over $10/month in electricity.
When purchasing a new one, be sure to check the EnerGuide label and look for the ENERGY STAR® symbol so you are certain of energy savings.
3b Get Rid of Your Second Refrigerator
It may be convenient having an extra refrigerator, but those cold beverages are costing you up to $125 per year.
Wash Your Laundry in Cold Water
You can save energy and money by washing all of your laundry in cold water. If you currently
both wash and rinse in warm water, and you switch entirely to cold, you could save over $14
a month (based on electric water heating).
Look for the ENERGY STAR® Label
ENERGY STAR® is an international symbol that identifies many energy efficient products. The ENERGY
STAR® symbol helps businesses and consumers identify products that are at the “top of their class”
in energy efficiency.
Eliminate Drafts in Your Home
Air leakage around windows, doors, vents and
electrical outlets can account for as much as 25%
of your total heating costs. That means there are
significant savings available if you caulk and weather-
strip windows, doors, dryer and other vents.
You can save energy and money by
increasing the amount of insulation in
your home, to keep it warmer in the winter
and cooler in the summer. The attic
and basement are good places to start.
Use Motion Sensor Switches
To avoid leaving your outside
lights on for long periods
of time, install a motion
sensor that turns the lights on
automatically when someone
approaches the house and
then turns the lights off after
a pre-set period of time.
Rely on Your Fans
Use fans instead of air conditioning
when possible. Fans
cost pennies to operate and
can lower the temperature in
the room by up to 2°C.
Use LED Seasonal Lighting
Using LED lights both inside
and outside your home,
during the holiday season, is a
great way to conserve energy
and save money. LED lights
use up to 95% less energy
and last at least seven times
longer than regular lights.