Energy Efficiency

Fall is Here. Is your Home Ready for the Colder Weather?

Welcome first day of fall! The changing of seasons is the perfect time to stop and think about how you can make simple changes to conserve energy, help the environment and save money.

Buying New Appliances? You Need to Read This.

If you’re looking for new appliances and concerned about energy efficiency and lower energy bills, keep you eye out for this logo.

Is your Furnace Ready for the Winter?

September is a great time to have a licensed professional check out your heating system to make sure it’s ready for the cold winter ahead.

Don’t Forget to do this before heading out for the long weekend!

Here’s one thing you might want to do if you’re going away for the long weekend.  

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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