Make your home energy efficient
As the temperature drops, follow Team Paranych’s energy saving tips to keep your utility bills from rising. The holiday season is right around the corner and The City of Edmonton will soon see a beautiful display of outdoor decorations on Edmonton homes. It can be easy to get caught up in the holiday cheer and forget about keeping your home energy efficient.
When the sun goes down, close the blinds and turn the heat down a little. Lowering your home’s temperature by three degrees when you’re sleeping or away, will reduce your household greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne. If you get cold, refrain from turning up the heat. Slip on a sweater or grab an extra blanket for your bed. Closing the drapes will help cut down on your home’s heat loss. Another way to cut back on heat loss is by installing pipe insulation on you home’s hot water pipes.
Unless they live on Candy Cane Lane, most Edmonton home owners sprinkle decorations on their homes. Before you do, check if your holiday lights are LED. Using 90% less energy than other holiday lights, LED bulbs are energy efficient and less of a fire hazard. To save even more, try motion sensor lighting to illuminate your home’s entrance. Did you know you can also make your vehicle energy efficient? Simply install timers and power saving cords on your car’s block heaters. After all, your vehicle only needs to be plugged in for three hours prior to starting it.
What are your energy saving tricks? Comment below and share your own tips!