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Spotlight on energy efficiency

The latest news and tips on energy efficiency for your home, your business, your community, and everything in between. Helping you save energy one story at a time - powered by the Office of Energy Efficiency.

Electric vehicle chargers: the basics

With public interest and demand for electric vehicles (EVs) rapidly growing, it’s important to understand how to “fuel up” these vehicles: EV chargers. Here’s what you need to know now about charging at home and the benefits for your business.

Spring-cleaning checklist for energy efficiency

Spring has sprung and it’s time to hit refresh on your household energy use. Here are four easy spring-cleaning hacks to help you enjoy effortless energy savings well into the summer.

Five tips to help get you through allergy season

For millions of Canadians, allergy season is in full swing. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and… your allergies are out of control!

Five Energy Efficiency Myths Debunked

There are many ways to save energy but beware, if you’re searching the internet for new tips to save, you might see some common energy myths pop up in your results. From freezers to fans, there are many misconceptions about how to save energy.

Manage your home office energy like a boss

Many Canadians have settled into a new routine of working from home. This comes with many challenges such as using new technologies, managing embarrassing ‘un-muted’ moments and an increase in home energy use.

5 ways to stay cozy this winter without turning up the heat

Space heating costs the average Canadian homeowner more than $1,113 a year – more than half of the home’s total energy bill (54%)!

Buyer’s guide when shopping for windows and doors

Low-e coatings, gas fills, and U-factors, oh my! Shopping for windows and doors can be… complicated. Before you sign off on your purchase, go through this checklist.

Integrate energy efficiency into your living space

The living room is a busy hub for your family – from game nights to Saturday morning cartoons – a lot of time and energy are spent here.

Hammer down on energy use through these home improvements

Brrrr… It’s cold outside and now is the perfect time to learn how your home’s energy efficiency stacks up… or if it needs improvement. Our proposed home improvements will lead to significant savings.

Recipes for energy savings in your kitchen

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but that does not mean we have to spend a lot of energy to keep it running. These recipes make it simple to cook up some savings.

Top 5 reasons to apply for the ENERGY STAR Canada Awards

The annual ENERGY STAR® Canada Awards recognize businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. Here are 5 good reasons you should apply for the ENERGY STAR Canada Awards:

Broke the bank during the holidays? Save money with these tips!

The holidays are not cheap, we know! Is your bank account still recovering from all of your expenses? Don’t panic, we have low cost tips to help you save energy and recover financially this New Year.

Guide to an Energy Efficient Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the most expensive! Make this season holly, jolly and energy efficient without breaking the bank.

Winter is Coming: Top Tips to Heat Your Home for Less

Don’t let the winter blues get you down this year. Keep your spirits high, your bills low and your home warm this season with these toasty tips.

Green gift guide to Black Friday deals

Are you stuck debating between getting someone socks or another gift card? Figuring out the perfect holiday gifts can be a struggle. This Black Friday, why not look for great deals on gifts your loved ones will actually enjoy and benefit from all year round – energy efficient products.

Is your thermostat smart enough?

3 reasons why smart thermostats are better for you and your home.

Scare the phantom power out of your home

Has your utility bill been giving you a fright? Phantom power, or standby power, can increase your home energy costs without you even knowing. And it’s more common than you think! Luckily, we have some tips to help you better control your energy use.

Win-win-winter this year: stay warm AND save money

Home heating bills can take a big bite out of your monthly budget! Luckily there is a way to reduce them! Stay warm and save energy this winter with ENERGY STAR® certified heating equipment.

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