• Energy resources for your home or business

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More information on energy use and savings…

DID YOU KNOW? (page 1 of 2)

  • Three quarters of the planet’s energy is generated by the burning of fossil fuels
  • Enough sunlight reaches the earth every minute to satisfy the planet’s energy demands for an entire year
  • Every Google search releases approximately 0.2g of carbon into the atmosphere
  • 30% of the Energy used in office buildings is wasted energy
  • Lighting accounts for 20% of Canada’s energy consumption
  • America accounts for nearly half of the world’s gasoline consumption
  • Nearly 800 million gallons of gasoline are burned every day

DID YOU KNOW? (page 2 of 2)

  • Canada has the second greatest volume of oil reserves in the world
  • Canada uses 2.5% of the world’s total oil and fuel
  • Gas and utility prices in Nunavut haven’t changed since 2009
  • Canada is the fifth largest energy producer in the world
  • More than 40% of all energy produced in Canada is used for heating
  • If every Canadian changed their five most used light fixtures to ENERGY STAR products we would collectively save around $3 billion per year in energy costs

Household Energy Tips (page 1 of 2)

  • Use your microwave, toaster oven, or crock pot instead of your oven. Ovens use large amounts of energy and this could save you money
  • Fix your leaking faucet. If your faucet drips continuously get it fixed and save on energy bills
  • Air dry dishes instead of using the heat dry selection
  • Only 10% of energy used by an incandescent lightbulb creates light. The rest goes to generating heat, that’s why switching to LED’s is more efficient
  • When your desktop computer is turned off but plugged in it uses 80 watts per day
  • Your microwave uses 1/3 of the energy that your oven uses
  • Properly placing trees around your house you can save up to $250 a year in energy costs
  • Carpets and rugs cut down on heating costs by retaining heat better than hardwood or tile
  • The right type of bulb for your fixture you can increase the lifespan of your light ten times

Household Energy Tips (page 2 of 2)

  • All of the dust collecting on the coils on the back of your fridge is actually increasing your energy usage by making it more difficult for your fridge to operate
  • The fuller your fridge and freezer, the less energy it uses
  • You can increase energy efficiency by using copper bottomed pots and pans
  • 80-90% of the energy used by your washing machine goes to heating the water
  • A front loading washing machine uses only 60% of the water a top loading machine uses, as well as only half the energy
  • Cleaning your filters and drains in your dishwasher can greatly improve its energy efficiency
  • Your car is most fuel efficient when driven at speeds between 80 and 100 km/h
  • Driving with an open window can decrease your fuel efficiency by 20%
  • Aggressive driving lowers your fuel efficiency by up to 31%

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