Energy saving Tips

Lighting can account for up to 10 per cent of your electricity costs, and it’s easy to overlook, especially during the longer nights of winter. So, taking that extra step to turn off lights when not in use can make a real difference.

Energy savings can add up in more significant ways with three simple changes to your laundry routine: running the washer on cold, hanging your laundry on a drying rack or throwing a dry towel in the dryer to help your clothes dry faster.

EnergyStar® certified LED bulbs use 90 per cent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. As old bulbs burn out, replace them with LEDs, which, in addition to using less power, also last 15x longer than incandescent bulbs.

Standby power can add up to 5 to 10 per cent of an average home’s electricity use. Unplug electronics when not in use and you can translate that 10 per cent to savings you can use for something else.

Turn off the heat dry function on your dishwasher and let your dishes air dry. At the end of the wash cycle, open the dishwasher door and you’ll be surprised by how fast the moisture evaporates. Doing this can cut dishwasher energy use 15 to 50 per cent.