LOWER ENERGY BILLS AND IMPRESS BUYER'S!

        Lower energy bills are great for your wallet this winter and impress buyers, who are increasingly concerned with past utility costs, when it’s time to sell.

 

         1. DON'T LET HEAT ESCAPE THROUGH THE WINDOWS AND DOORS!

             Put new seal around old windows frames and panes. Also slide draft stoppers under doors to keep heat  where you want it -inside

  

      2.CLOSE THE BIG GAPS 

         Once you've sealed the small leaks,walk around your home with a candle and see where it flickers to find the       drafts. Some walls may need their internal air/moisture barriers replaced or more insulation added if they are cold to the touch

 

      3. WRAP YOUR HOME IN A INSULATION DUVET 

          Some provinces offer grants for energy efficiency upgrades, such as adding insulation. Pay special attention to the roof and attic. Ice on your roof is a sure sign of heat escaping.

 

      4.GIVE YOUR HEATING SYSTEM A BREAK

         If there are any rooms , like the garage or the sitting room, that you won't be using often this winter, set the     thermostat a bit lower and close them of to keep heat in the rooms you use. You can always turn the heat up in the room when needed. 

 

     5. USE A SMART THERMOSTAT 

         Not to be confused with a smart meter, smart thermostats let you program different temperatures throughout           the day and night. Set your thermostat to

         be cooler at night when everyone is cozy in bed, and warmer only during times that you are at home.

 

      If you would like to make major changes to your heating bills, you can contact a professional in the energy efficiency industry who can do a thorough assessment. 

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Martin Darknell

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