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There are a number of ways to reduce energy consumption and save money.
The least expensive, most immediate response is to use energy smarter and to conserve.
Another way is to ensure energy using equipment is in good working order.
The final way is replace older, less efficient energy-using equipment with the most energy efficient equipment that meets your needs.
1. Use Energy Smarter - Conserve!
The easiest and most cost-effective way to reduce your energy costs is to monitor your current energy use and make small changes to reduce use, where possible. It can be as easy as turning off the lights when you leave a room!
2. Maintain Equipment!
Making certain that your energy using equipment is in good working order can help to ensure fuel efficiency.
3. Choose Energy Efficiency!
The first step to purchasing a new piece of equipment (e.g., appliance, heating and cooling equipment, vehicles) is to determine the characteristics and size of the equipment that would best fit your needs.
The next step is to choose the most fuel efficient product from among those that meet your needs. Fuel efficiency can vary widely from one piece of equipment to the next. By choosing an energy efficient product over a conventional model you can save a significant amount of money in fuel costs over the lifetime of the product.
Check for the ENERGY STAR® symbol on appliances (e.g., refrigerators); residential heating and cooling equipment (e.g., gas furnaces); office equipment (e.g., computers); consumer electronics (e.g., TVs); and, windows and sliding doors to help identify equipment that is among the most energy efficient in the market place.
Alternatively, check the EnerGuide label which allows you to compare the energy efficiency of the many different models of household appliances, heating and cooling products sold in Canada.
There are a number of ways to reduce energy consumption and save money