Eco-Renovation Tips To Help You Save Money!

From quick and easy things you can do today to projects that require the help of a professional, there are many ways to make your home more eco-friendly. The list below will give you some ideas on how to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money.
Estimated Annual Savings
= $20-50
  • Install low-flow faucets and showerheads to reduce water usage and reduce the cost of heating water by up to 50%
  • Choose energy efficient appliances
  • Install outdoor motion detector switches
  • Replace air conditioner and furnace filters regularly
Estimated Annual Savings
= $50-100
  • Use power bars to switch off your electronics
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Install a programmable thermostat
Estimated Annual Savings
= $100-250
  • Caulk all windows and make sure your home is properly insulated
  • Use ceiling fans year round to help circulate warm and cool air evenly around a room*
  • Replacing an old refrigerator with an energy efficient one can save enough electricity to light the average home for more than four and a half months
Estimated Annual Savings
= $250+
  • Replace your existing windows and doors with energy efficient designs that will reduce your home’s energy use (both heating and cooling).
  • Replace your existing furnace with a high efficiency furnace. They have increased safety (for newer airtight homes), longevity and there is no need for a chimney.

(Courtesy of RBC)


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