There are a variety of ways to reduce our energy bills and one method is to install a smart thermostat. Many of these devices have the capability to be controlled by an app and make changes remotely, or even install sensors that can determine when you’re at home or away as well as monitor different … Continue reading Do Smart Thermostats Really Save Money?
How efficient is your furnace? Find out when you participate in Earth Hour this year. What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as an effort to raise awareness for energy conservation. Since then, it has grown to become an internationally recognized grassroots movement. Earth Hour takes place on March 30th … Continue reading How Efficient is My Furnace? Tips to Celebrate Earth Hour and Help the Planet
If you need more reasons to make your home energy efficient, here are just a few of the key benefits: Save significantly more money on your utility bills Protect the environment Add value to your home Additional health benefits Are High Efficiency Furnaces Worth It? The simple truth is…they absolutely are! New furnaces are legally … Continue reading Four Main Benefits of an Energy Efficient Home
What should you avoid while installing a thermostat? When installing your thermostat, the main thing you want to avoid is placing it in an area with extreme temperatures. For example, don’t place it above air vents, near windows and doors, or in any spot that receives direct sunlight. Placement in these areas can cause false … Continue reading Did You Know Your Thermostat Can Increase Your Home Energy Costs If It’s Not Positioned Properly?
Even though the home energy savings program has been discontinued, there are still ways to reduce your expenses by lowering your energy consumption throughout the year. As the winter cold air sets in you’ll be tempted to turn up the thermostat to keep your home warm. Unfortunately, this often results in higher energy bills. To … Continue reading Savings Beyond the Discontinued Home Energy Saving Program
For over a year it seems, the rising cost of hydro bills has been a hot topic amongst homeowners in Ajax, Pickering, and Oshawa. What’s really difficult to pin down is why that’s the case. It could be due to things like: Aging infrastructure. Debt and/or regulatory service charges. Political policies. Supply and demand. Those … Continue reading Why Are Energy Bills in Ontario So High?
You can find the practical tips anywhere online: Close your blinds or drapes during the day. Don’t use the oven during the day. Run the dishwasher at night. Plant trees on the most sun-exposed exterior walls of your home. Run the ceiling fans counterclockwise. Stay perfectly still all the time. But what most businesses don’t … Continue reading How to Save on Air Conditioning in Ajax and Oshawa
Our customers in Ajax are always asking how to save money on heating, and we have a handful of tips for both short and long term savings. Incremental savings add up. If you can save $50 a year by making small lifestyle changes, and you can make 5 or 10 changes, that’s a decent chunk … Continue reading How to Save Money on Heating | 4 Easy Ways to Spend Less on Heating in Ajax
There are two fundamental ways to make your Newcastle house warmer. One is to generate heat, which is the job of your furnace or boiler. The second is to keep the warm air in — and thereby keep cold air out…
If you want to lower the energy costs for your Durham Region home, the water heater might not be the first place you’d think to save energy. However, when you add up the savings from a few easy steps that can…