We’re always looking for new and improved ways to do our bit to preserve the planet, no matter how big or small. Using energy efficiently helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing cost and comfort benefits for energy-wise customers.
Read on for tips that will help improve your energy efficiency at home, on the farm, in school, and at work.
Choose appliances and equipment with high energy star ratings. They’ll use less energy to perform the same tasks, which can save you money and, at the same time, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Insulate to keep the heat in and the cold out. In the winter, insulation traps heat inside, warming the home. This can reduce the need for heating, which can help you save money on energy bills. In the summer, insulation helps to keep homes cool by preventing heat from entering the house – reducing the need for air conditioning.
Choose a price plan that rewards smart energy use, avoiding consumption at peaks. View a current list of electricity retailers operating in our area here.
Switch appliances off at the wall when they’re not in use. Some appliances have a standby power mode which consumer electricity when not in use. Examples include gaming consoles and printers. Turning off the power at the wall for these types of appliances when not in use can save you some money.
Visit EnergyMate’s website for further tips that could help you save hundreds of dollars a year.