| February 7, 2024

Show Your Home Some Love with Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Sharing energy-efficient tips for your home.

This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing the love with some of our favourite energy-efficient tips for your home. Whether you’re looking for a grand gesture or DIY is your love language, we have something for everyone in our box of chocolates. 

When you’ve finished sealing your love notes, consider sealing drafts around your windows and doors. Up to 20% of heat loss in your home is caused by leaks, and draft-proofing is an easy and inexpensive DIY solution to help seal these gaps and prevent warm air from escaping. You can purchase most of the materials you need, like caulking and weather-stripping, at your local home improvement store. If you don’t feel comfortable completing the upgrades yourself, reach out to one of our Efficiency Preferred Partners.

Efficient Showerheads and faucet aerators
Switching to an efficient showerhead doesn’t mean sacrificing that spa experience. Water-saving showerheads maintain water pressure while reducing the flow of hot water to save you energy – and money. Similarly, faucet aerators significantly reduce the volume of water going down your sink, minimize splashing, and result in noticeable savings. What we love most is that you can have energy-efficient products like these installed for free!

Smart Thermostats
Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat. These little helpers learn your temperature preferences and ensure that your home is always at the perfect setting. By managing your heating and cooling systems efficiently, smart thermostats are an effortless way to save money. To sweeten the deal even more, you can save on these products at the checkout with instant rebates

LED Lighting
Swapping out your incandescent bulbs for long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs is like a love letter to your energy bill. To get that warm and cozy glow, look for LEDs with a dimmable setting and warmer colour temperature. You can save on LEDs with instant rebates in store  or take advantage of our free installation service for energy-efficient products

Wrap your home in a warm hug with upgraded insulation. Adding insulation to walls, attics, and floors keeps the temperature just right by preventing uncomfortable drafts and reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling. It’s also one of the best investments you can make to lower your heating costs! Before getting started, consider booking a home energy assessment for expert advice.

Energy-Efficient Appliances
If you’re really looking to show your home some love, consider upgrading your old appliances for energy-efficient models. ENERGY STAR-rated appliances are highly efficient and packed with helpful features that will make your heart skip a beat. What’s not to love about lower energy bills and a smaller environmental footprint? Plus (you guessed it) many major appliances are also available for instant rebates in-store!

We hope these energy-efficient tips help you fall in love with your home all over again. With projects big or small, you can create a more sustainable and comfortable living space while also saving money. Happy Valentine’s Day!