Simple actions taken every day can reduce your energy costs and help preserve the environment. Learn about them!
Are you thinking about switching to clean, renewable geothermal energy for your home? As a number of major water mains run under the Town, you must first check that your home’s location does not pose a problem. Contact our Urban Planning and Inspection Division at 514 734-3042 before undertaking any deep excavation work on your property.
A few simple actions will enable you to reduce energy losses and better protect our valuable resources:
Install adequate weather stripping around doors. This will help you save on heating and lower your energy consumption.
Proper insulation of the attic and basement can cut your heating bill by up to 30%. Look into the Rénoclimat program, which provides personalized advice on improving the energy efficiency of your home.
When you go to bed or leave, lowering the thermostat by three degrees will provide optimum savings.
Open them during winter days and be sure to close them at night. It’s easy to do and will let you save nearly 5%.
Shopping for a new electrical appliance? Be sure to choose one that meets the Energy Star “Most Efficient” requirements.
Just open the door and let the dishes air-dry.
LEDs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and halogen bulbs: several options are available for replacing your energy-hungry incandescent bulbs. You’ll save up to $30 a year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a ton.
Filling a 200 litre bathtub to half capacity requires 50% more hot water than a seven-minute shower at a flow of 9.5 litres a minute, so showers are clearly the better option. To save even more, install a low-flow showerhead.
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