Save Energy, Save Money
October 17th-23rd is National Energy Saving Week! Canada is fourth in the world in countries with the largest electricity consumption per capita, and Saskatchewan has one of the highest annual energy expenditures of the provinces. Here are a few tips on how to save energy, and in turn save money at home or in the office:
Test windows for drafts before this upcoming winter to make sure your furnace isn’t working overtime. Hold a candle or match close to the window frame, and if it flickers that means there’s a draft. Adding caulking or replacing old, weathered frames might help.
Clean your large appliances! When refrigerators, dryers, and furnaces get clogged up with dust or lint they start having to work a lot harder and therefore use more energy. Dusting or vacuuming behind these appliances or replacing their filters every few months can help save energy and money.
Switch out incandescent bulbs that emit mostly heat energy. LED lights are a viable option. If you can’t switch them out, use them sparingly and don’t leave them on when you don’t need them.
Use power strips, invest in low-flow showerheads, remember to turn off lights and appliances when not in use, and switch to newer, energy-efficient appliances if possible to save you money in the long run.
Get an energy audit done to save up to 30% of your regular energy bill spending.
CONTACT: JTM Business Solutions for more insight into other areas you can save on your annual business spending.