Check out these common misconceptions about energy that could help you save a bundle this winter.
1. Heat pumps only heat.
Not only can heat pumps cut heating costs by up to 50 per cent, they provide energy-efficient home cooling and dehumidifying in summer months.
2. LEDs are expensive.
LED prices have come down so much in recent years, their value is clearer than ever. They pay for themselves quickly by using up to 75 per cent less energy and lasting 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
3.Crank the thermostat for faster heating.
This only wastes energy. Enjoy better temperature control with a programmable or adaptive thermostat that you can adjust from any location for comfort.
4. When electronics are off, they're off.
If they're plugged in, many devices continue to use small amounts of power even after they've been turned off. This is known as “phantom power,” and it can contribute to higher energy bills.
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Source : newscanada .com