Energy saving green retrofits

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Simple DIY Tips

Upgraded windows can make a significant difference to both the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Replacing single-pane windows with thermal-pane can eliminate cold drafts and lower your energy use substantially.

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Air Sealing

Air sealing is one of the most affordable and easy ways to improve the energy efficiency of a home. It's the single most important thing you can do to improve the energy efficiency and should be the first step of any retrofit project. You can save up to 30% of your energy costs by air sealing areas where energy loss occurs.

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Insulation

Insulation helps keep outdoor air from getting inside your home. It also prevents indoor air from escaping. It works by trapping pockets of air and slowing down the in/out process. For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be properly insulated from the roof down to its foundation.

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Windows and Doors

Upgraded windows can make a significant difference to both the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Replacing single-pane windows with thermal-pane can eliminate cold drafts and lower your energy use substantially.

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Furnaces

Home heating accounts for up to 60% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. A furnace uses ductwork and vents to distribute warm air throughout your house. High-efficiency gas furnaces are quiet, reliable, and effective at maintaining a comfortable home, and they can reduce your energy bill by up to 45%.

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Air Conditioners

An ENERGY STAR® certified high-efficiency central air conditioner uses 8% less energy, on average, than a standard model.

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Heat Pumps

Heating and cooling, most likely, accounts for the majority of the energy used in your home. Heat pumps will both heat and cool your home and can reduce your home energy costs by up to 50%.

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Water Heaters

Heating water in your home can account for about 20% of your home's energy bill. An ENERGY STAR® certified hot water heater uses an average of 14% less energy. An ENERGY STAR® certified tankless water heater will use up to 30% less energy as you only heat the water as you use it.

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Heat recovery systems

Heat recovery systems capture the heat from discarded heated air and water and use it to pre-heat air and water before sending it through a furnace, heat pump or hot water heater.

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Smart Thermostats

A simple and inexpensive switch to a smart thermostat can provide both a more comfortable home and reduce your energy use by 8% or more.

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EV chargers

Electric Vehicle Chargers, more commonly known as EV Chargers or Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations, deliver energy to both all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Renewable Energy

Harness the sun's energy for state of the art energy savings... with solar panels, solar hot water heaters, and battery energy storage systems.

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