Saving energy in your Edmonton home is really easy, but most Edmontontians are still clueless on how to do it. Today, Team Leading Edge will help educate you on how to use less energy and ultimately, save on costs.
These simple exercises will surely help lower down your utility bills while at the same time help prevent climate change (even in a small way).
- UNPLUG + SWITCH OFF
Surprised? That’s right. Saving on energy is that easy! Switching off the power strip when devices are not in use is the number 1 way to conserve energy. This simple way stops electricity from the cord. You may not believe this but idle electronic devices still consume electricity.
- LED BULB
As Wikipedia explains, “LED lamps have a lifespan and electrical efficiency which are several times longer than incandescent lamps, and significantly more efficient than most fluorescent lamps…”
Energy.gov reported that LED bulbs, ”use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.”
Whether you own a small condo unit or a big mansion, using LED bulbs will definitely be advantageous to you.
- HEATING & COOLING
Proper heating and cooling is vital to succeed in the energy saving goal. In 2016, the best and most effective way to manage the heating and cooling system of the home is to automate it by utilising a “smart thermostat”.
Nest Thermostat is the market leader so you should try to check on it.
Based from their website, “The Nest Learning Thermostat automatically adapts as your life and the seasons change. Just use it for a week and it programs itself.”
What a time to be alive!
The combination of the use of common sense and the technology available to us is your best bet to effectively lower down energy expenses and save more money for other use.
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