Small changes around the home can add up to big savings

Whether major upgrades are made or not, simple, do-it-yourself changes around the house can help homeowners realize savings on their energy bills this year. Here are some tips for homeowners to conserve energy this summer.

How homeowners can save more than $600 annually on their energy costs

Making energy efficient home updates this summer can make a big difference on annual energy bills.  By performing five energy efficient upgrades around the house, such as sealing leaks and topping up insulation, we calculated that Ontario homeowners could save more than $600 on their combined energy bills annually— a much-needed savings now that electricity during […]

Tips to Find your Dream Home and Save Money

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Spring is in the air, which means the busy home-buying season is in full swing. If you’re one of the many people on the hunt for the perfect home, remember to look beyond aesthetics and consider the inner workings of the house.

Keeping your Home Comfortable got a Little Easier

Don’t want to believe summer is actually over? @BuzzBishop says accepting it is a little easier when you have a Nest Learning Thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature so you don’t have to. Check out his blog for more information:

Guess what Ontario homeowners are arguing about?

Do you know what the third most common household dispute among Ontarians is? Find out in Dave’s Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Air Conditioner Maintenance

  Air conditioner systems that are not maintained can lose up to 50% of their efficiency, wasting energy and money. Keep your air conditioner in peak condition because simple maintenance can lead to major savings.   For more money saving tips check out these posts.

When is it time to replace your….?

I was doing some research and came across this really interesting article from ENERGY STAR®.

Tip of the Week: Saving Money During Your Vacation

Planning a weekend cottage getaway or heading out for an extended vacation? Installing a programmable thermostat can help you save money while you’re away. Increasing the temperature by only a few degrees can save you up to 4% on your energy bill and you can automatically lower it to the preferred temperature right before you […]

Thermostat Control a Hot Button Issue in Ontario Homes

Direct Energy put out some interesting stats last week, take a look at the press release below.  Do you have thermostat wars in your home? Direct Energy offers advice to help Ontarians keep their cool this summer Toronto, ON – June 17, 2014 – Ontarians are hot under the collar when it comes to indoor […]

Summer Heat has Ontarians Hot Under the Collar


Too hot? Too cold? With hot summer weather having finally arrived, it’s common for households to bicker over the temperature in their homes. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by Direct Energy found that 24 per cent of Ontarians have admitted that they’ve been involved in a “thermostat war” at home.  Fighting over temperature control […]

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