It’s true that heating & air-conditioning are the biggest elements in racking up pricier hydro bills. While comfort is important to us, there are ways to save. When you’re not home, dial down (or up) the target temperature on your thermostat – ideally with a programmable or smart thermostat. You can also do this for nighttime while you’re sleeping. Ceiling fans can help circulate air and make us feel cooler; they can also be reversed in direction to bring warm air up to higher floors. Shutting blinds to keep out direct sunlight (especially in the warmest daytime hours) helps in the summertime.
There are a number of ways to go about saving on water consumption. Low-flow toilets are a good start, as they use about 50% water per flush compared to an older toilet. Another investment would be a tankless water heater, which delivers hot water on demand, resulting in significant water & gas savings. Low-flow shower heads and faucets are also good (and less up-front investment) ways to save.
Many of us like a warm fireplace on a winter’s day. Aesthetics and feeling aside, while both gas & wood fireplaces produce heat, their use is not necessarily the best way to heat your home. If you’re going to be spending time in just one room for an extended period, then shut doors to other rooms and contain the room you’ll be in as much as possible. Having a blower fan on a gas fireplace helps send air out into the room.
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