Energy Efficiency

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.

Recognize World Plumbing Day with simple tips to save water

On March 11, people around the world will join together to promote World Plumbing Day, an annual event to recognize the role of plumbing in improving health and safeguarding the environment. This year, the event is especially significant as it’s the final year of the UN’s Water for Life Decade, a ten-year initiative encouraging countries […]

One Easy Tip to Save on your Energy Bill

Did you know that lowering your thermostat by two degrees could save as much as four per cent on your heating bill? Put on an extra layer and adjust that thermostat. For more tips on how to save money this winter with a learning thermostat check out this post.  

Tired of Getting Sticker Shock when you Open your Energy Bill?

Tip of the Week: Seal it Up!

Improving your home’s insulation is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to cut down on your heating costs. You should have approximately 12” of insulation in your attic, anything less and you should get it topped up. For more tips on how to be energy efficient this winter check out the Energy […]

Ontarians are Not Making the Grade on Energy Efficiency

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Fluctuating natural gas prices coupled with another cold, long winter on the horizon means homeowners should be thinking now about how to keep their energy bills down. However, a report card recently released by Direct Energy shows many homeowners aren’t as energy efficient as they should be.

Dave Walton’s “Turkey” Tip of the Week

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: http://bit.ly/1riTOBH

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