Winter energy savings tips

With a few easy changes you can keep your home warm during the colder months while saving on your energy bills.

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Tips to save during winter:

  • Plug those leaks – If you live in an older home, chances are there are leaks around the windows and doors. Use door snakes and weather-strips to block any gaps where heat can escape.
  • Use energy efficient appliances – Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up indoors and catch up on that movie backlog, but make sure you're doing it on an energy efficient TV.
  • Focus your heating – Instead of heating your whole home, you can save by focussing your heating in commonly used rooms and trapping in warm air by closing windows and doors.
  • Consider installing thick curtains – Thick curtains or blinds can be a valuable home asset, helping keep your home warm during winter and cool during summer.
  • Run your fan in the opposite direction – Many ceiling fans have an option to run the blades in the opposite direction, pushing hot air down to the room below. This is a great way to ensure you're not wasting any heat.
  • Maintain your heater – Cleaning the filters on your heater will ensure it runs efficiently – follow the manufacturer’s instructions to keep it in top shape.

More information

For more information on understanding and managing your home energy use, see our other home energy tips.

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