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Why? Heating and cooling account for up to 60% of the average home's energy use. Dirty air filters make your furnace, heat pump, heat recovery ventilator (HRV), or...
Save up to $195 per year
1,752 people do this
Why? Washing your clothes uses a significant amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. New, efficient washing machines use less water and energy...
Save up to $20 per year
980 people do this
Why? You can minimize heat loss by improving the efficiency of your windows. For many homes, the best solution is to make your existing windows more efficient....
Save up to $290 per year
708 people do this
Why? In the summer, air conditioning can account for a significant portion of your home's energy bill. When you replace your old air conditioner or buy a new one,...
Save up to $10 per year
283 people do this
Why? Heating can account for the largest portion of energy use. If your heating system needs to be replaced, choose an energy-efficient...
Save up to $275 per year
593 people do this
Why? A standard masonry fireplace can add charm to a home, but is also an inefficient way to produce heat. You can make a few easy changes to your fireplace to...
Save up to $60 per year
231 people do this
Why? You can save 2% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 1°C for eight...
Save up to $300 per year
2,293 people do this
Why? If you notice a summer increase in your utility bill, your air conditioning costs may be high. With the help of a ceiling fan, you can raise the thermostat...
580 people do this
Why? There may be furniture directly in front of the baseboard heaters along your wall. Blocking the heater can reduce the heat that reaches the room, so you pay...
Save up to $285 per year
2,058 people do this
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...
Save up to $25 per year
2,426 people do this
Why? Overhead bulbs can brighten a space, but often use more light than you really need. Using a kitchen counter light while preparing dinner, or a small lamp to...
2,099 people do this
Why? Your dishwasher uses most of its energy, for heating water. There are several steps you can take starting today — with no up-front investment — to reduce your...
4,963 people do this
Why? Drafty windows and doors contribute to a home's heating and cooling losses. If you have single-pane windows and are not ready to invest in storm windows or...
Save up to $115 per year
514 people do this
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...
2,741 people do this
Why? Talking with your household members about how they approach saving energy can help you identify additional things you can do in your home to save. You may...
1,381 people do this
Why? When your home is empty, your heating and cooling systems are still using energy to maintain the temperature set on your thermostat. You can program your...
3,265 people do this