Energy Conservation Tips
Below are some conservation tips that will help you cut your energy consumption, in turn, reducing your impact on the environment.
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In Canada, heating and cooling accounts for much of the energy used by a household.
In 2007, households spent an average of $1,147 on electricity and $610 on natural gas***.
Energy Use at Home
***Source: Statistics Canada. (2007). Households and the Environment: Energy Use: Analysis. Retrieved from www.statcan.gc.ca.
****Source: Natural Resources Canada. (2009). Residential Sector British Columbia, Table 2: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use. Retrieved from http://nrcan.gc.ca.
There are several ways for you to reduce your energy consumption:
- Turn off unnecessary lights or install lighting controls such as dimmers, timers and motion sensors.
- Install energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that use less energy.
- Keep heat inside your home by sealing gaps and cracks with caulking and weather stripping.
- Turn down the thermostat when you are away.
- Install drapes or window blinds to provide insulation during summer and winter.
For home energy improvement tips, visit Natural Resources Canada’s website.