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Energy Savings Tips

There are a number of things that residents can do in order to reduce the amount of electricity and natural gas they use in their home.

  • Reduce your thermostat by a few degrees at night without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.
  • Keep blinds closed during the hottest part of the day and open blinds on sun-facing windows in the winter time.
  • Clean or replace the air filter in your furnace regularly to improve efficiency.
  • Fix leaky faucets – that little drip can add up to 95 litres of water per faucet in energy usage per month, and cost you seven kWh per month.
  • Use compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent ones; they use less energy and can last about 10 times longer!

The Durham Region Climate Change website also has some great tips on saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint

The following links provide plenty of information on energy and cost saving tips at home: