There are a few simple things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient and use electricity wisely this winter.

Find the air leaks

Warm air leaks and cold air infiltrations can account for up to 25% of a home’s heat loss.

  • Caulk and weatherstrip your drafty windows and doors
  • Check you weatherstripping regularly to stop drafts and keep the warm air in
  • Install outlet covers or insulating foam sealers behind the cover plates of outlets and light switches to cut down on heat loss through the exterior walls
  • Seal any gaps around pipe penetration points and duct vents

Heat efficiently

Replace mechanical thermostats with programmable electronic ones and save up to 10% on your heating costs.

Primary tips

  • Lower the heat by just one degree Celsius and reduce your heating costs by 5 to 7%
  • Don’t heat unoccupied rooms
  • Lower the temperature in unoccupied rooms and close the doors

Secondary tips

  • Keep your baseboard heaters and hot air registers free of dust
  • Keep furniture away from heat sources
  • If you have central heating, install smart thermostats that will learn about your daily routine and adjust the temperature automatically for you

Derniers conseils

  • Make sure you don’t overheat your garage
  • Open the blinds or curtains of sun-exposed windows and keep the others closed
  • Close all your blinds and curtains at night

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