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Free Smart Thermostats To Save You Money

November 2, 2017 Here at Team Weir we’re always looking for ways to help the environment and your bank account. Ontario is offering free smart thermostats to eligible homeowners. Smart thermostats help you reduce your carbon pollution and save you money. “Ministry officials said households can save as much as 15 per cent on their energy bills by adjusting the temperature a couple of degrees when no one is home. “When you’re saving energy, you’re saving money,” said Green Ontario Fund chairman Parminder Sandhu. The program is open to people in detached and semi-detached homes, townhomes or row homes. Residents
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Home Energy Audits

Home Energy Audits When you mention an ‘audit’ to Canadian taxpayers, there’s a good chance the associated thought will be a negative one. However, the federal and provincial governments are now trying to put a positive spin on another type of audit; that is, a Home Energy Audit. A Home Energy Audit shows how your home uses energy and where it is being wasted. It identifies improvements you can make to your home’s heating, cooling, and hot water heating systems. It also pinpoints other inefficiencies that COULD result in hundreds of lost dollars each year. Given that everyone wants to
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5 Tips For Eco-Friendly Renovations

If you are renovating, you should consider the green strategies suggested in this post by Danielle King.  For example, add insulation to the roof and external walls and you could save 25% on energy costs.  Replace inefficient windows or add window film since up to 40% of your heating can be lost through windows in winter.   Energy efficient appliances, LED lighting and solar panels will also contribute savings, while protecting the environment. Implement water collection techniques to use rainwater for toilets and the garden.  Include water efficient faucets and showerheads. Add high-flow taps that make baths and washing
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