Enhancing your energy performance by consuming less is easier than you might think! More often than not, we associate energy performance with major energy equipment upgrades or renovations. In fact, you can start saving energy and lower your bill by following a few basic tips.
Here are some tips to minimize energy losses caused by the heating of the water.
Imagine that your home is a boat or hot air balloon. Any leak you find must be plugged. It’s really the same with houses. As warm air migrates to the coldest areas, (ex. outside air) it seeps through walls, roofs, cracks, doors and windows, so it is important to know how to prevent heat loss.
Replace your doors
Replace your hollow outside doors with insulated doors. Touch the inside of your door. If the surface is colder than that of your inside walls, replace it with a better insulated door.
Clean your sliding doors
Clean the tracks of your sliding doors. Dust and debris of all kinds can force your doors out of alignment and let outside air in.Replace your doors
Have your appliances spent many years "in service"? To save even more, perhaps it's time to rreplace them by new high energy-efficient ones.
If you’re thinking of changing your space heating equipment, ask your contractor about the energy efficiency of your appliances. Efficiency is usually expressed in terms of annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) for furnaces, and in terms of combustion efficiency for boilers. The higher the energy output rating, the more efficient the equipment as the less energy it consumes.
Switch to clean energy without swapping out your appliances by choosing renewable natural gas —a type of energy that’s produced entirely from organic waste and plays a direct role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.