Lighting and bulbs
Lighting accounts for between 5% and 10% of a household’s total power consumption. Getting into good habits and using efficient products can make a big difference to your electricity bill.
Water heating is the second biggest use of electricity, if you have an electric water heater. But there are lots of products to help optimize your energy use. Just think about it a little!
There are many high-quality appliances on the market that use less energy, so you can save money and reduce your impact on the environment. ENERGY STAR® certified products are energy-efficient and top performers. Look for the symbol!Household appliances
Home electronics may use a lot of power, especially if they’re left plugged in all the time. The electricity they use even when they’re turned off is called standby load or phantom power. Just a few small changes to your habits can make a big difference.
Hydro-Québec encourages you to dispose of your old appliances or recycle your residual material properly. In Québec, municipalities and regional county municipalities (RCMs) are responsible for waste management within their jurisdictions.
For more information on services offered or to find out if there is a recycling depot near you, call your municipality or RCM.
Directory of municipalities (in French only)
Recyc-Québec is another excellent source of information. Visit their site at www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca (in French only) or call 514 351-7835 in the Montréal area or 1 800 807-0678 elsewhere in Québec.
For more information on recycling CFLs or to locate the collection points nearest you, visit www.recycfluo.ca.
The following retailers also offer a CFL recycling drop-off service:
The energy efficiency certification granted by recognized organizations guarantees superior energy efficiency and often higher quality manufacturing. Certified products use less energy and save you money.See types of certification
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