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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.

Five tips to help get you through allergy season

Struggling with seasonal sniffles? Manage your allergies and save energy with these tips.

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.

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.

What’s a heat/energy recovery ventilator and why do I need one?

Want to keep the air in your home fresh while improving your home's heating efficiency? Look no further than a heat/energy recovery ventilator (H/ERV). Learn about the many benefits of investing in an H/ERV to keep your home comfortable and help you save on utility bills.

Use your dishwasher more efficiently for big savings

Thought you were being efficient by washing your dishes by hand? Think again! Washing your dishes by hand, especially with hot water, wastes water, energy and time. Learn how to use your dishwasher more efficiently to optimize savings in your kitchen.

Choosing energy-efficient windows in four easy steps

You’ve sealed, caulked and weather-stripped your windows, but they’re still no good. You know what that means... It’s time to stop letting warm air and your hard-earned money leak out the windows! Trust me, we get it… buying new windows can be stressful. This is why we’ve created this easy-to-follow guide to help you choose the perfect windows for your home in 4 simple steps.

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