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We share information about the Energy Smart Show and advice about how to save money on energy.

WHAT IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

Briefly, energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining growth in energy consumption.

Energy efficiency means using less energy (input) to provide the same level of performance for products and services (output).

FOR EXAMPLE:

A compact fluorescent bulb uses 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light. An LED bulb is equally energy efficient.
When you replace a single windowpane in your house with an energy-efficient one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your furnace or electric heater less. In the summer, efficient windows keep the heat out, so the air conditioner does not run as often and you save electricity.
When you replace an appliance with a more energy-efficient model (such as a refrigerator or washing machine, or office equipment such as computers and printers), the new equipment provides the same service, but uses less energy. This saves you money on your energy bill, and reduces the amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere.
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4 Energy-Saving Gadgets to Cut Your Energy Bills

Category : General, Kitchen, Lighting

Sometimes a small investment can make a huge difference when it comes to your energy bill. Discover some of the gadgets that can really help you save energy at home everyday.   1. Power STRIPS     Vampire energy really exists! When devices remain connected, they continue to consume energy even if they are switched off. A …

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Reducing the energy consumption of your refrigerator

Category : Kitchen

Energy savings start with simple changes in our daily lives: turning off the light, not leaving the water faucet run, taking a shower instead of a bath… But it also involves the optimization of our appliances! We will look at a vital member of each household: the refrigerator. How can you reduce the energy consumption of your refrigerator? …

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Decreasing the daily energy consumption of your appliances

Category : General, Kitchen

In terms of energy consumption, appliances rank in second place with 34%, before hot water (18%) and after heating (42%). Today, the Energy Smart Show provides you with tips and tricks to reduce the daily energy consumption of your every day life domestic appliances. But to limit their consumption, each device must be dealt with in a particular …

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quizz : test your energy habits

Quizz : Test your energy habits

Category : General

The arrival of winter coincides with an increase of our electricity usage and higher utility bills. That’s why winter is a good time to test your energy habits. Find out, with our quick quiz, how much money you could save this year with some energy smart habits. Powered by Typeform

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Saving energy in the bathroom

Category : Bathroom

It’s one of the smaller rooms in a house, and yet, its importance is crucial to your comfort and the value of your home. However, its various elements can be energy-intensive: Using the right materials is a key factor in saving big on your electricity bill and optimizing your bathroom.     Optimizing bathroom heat   Creating …

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10 energy-saving gestures that your children can adopt

Category : General, Lighting, Water

Becoming energy-efficient is an ongoing process – no gesture is too small. So if you want to engage yourself in this path, why not involve the whole family in the process? As a matter of fact, your kids can adopt simple gestures that may prove to be very energy-efficient in the long run! Here are some examples:   …

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All about vampire energy

Category : General

If your monthly electricity bill is giving you goosebumps, it may be time to learn more about vampire appliances. This term refers to the energy consumed by electronic devices on standby. Computers, televisions, satellite or cable boxes… These devices consume electricity when they are connected, even when they are switched off. Here are some tips to minimize your consumption …

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How can small and medium-sized enterprises save energy?

How can small and medium-sized enterprises save energy?

Category : General

SMEs often run on a tight operational budget. Cost savings can be achieved in various areas of the business, especially on the energy bill. For business ethics reasons, it may also be interesting to adopt good practises and encourage your employees to do the same. Energy savings at the office can be achieved in four key areas: …

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8 tips to save on hot water at home

Category : Bathroom, Water

Lighting or heating usually comes to mind when looking to save energy at home. However, the water heater represents approximately 18% of the energy used at home. With the following tips, you will see how simple it is to save on hot water at home and directly affect your energy consumption.   1. Install aerators on your faucets …

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energy use at home

Understanding your energy use at home

Category : General

It’s not always easy to understand your monthly electrical bill. Which home appliance consumes the most electricity? We will help you see more clearly and better understand your specific energy use. The first step in energy saving measures is to determine which of your appliances consume the most.   Heating, an energy-intensive activity   Heating devices are often …

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Making the switch to LED bulbs

Category : Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important energy expenditure at home. LED bulbs are an interesting alternative to “conventional” light bulbs. It’s an easy-to-do change that will make you save a few dollars on your next electricity bill. But what exactly are LED bulbs, and how do they make you save energy? Here are some answers.   From …

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saving energy in the fall

Saving energy in the fall

Category : General

Fall is upon us! With moderate temperatures and the sun still present, it’s the perfect season for maximum energy savings in the house. The following tips will help you save a few dollars on your energy bill and prepare your home for winter.   Summer is over – it’s time to adjust your energy use   Despite …

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Improving window insulation

Category : Insulation

Why heat more when windows constantly leak heat out? Here are some tips that will help you improve your window’s insulation and save on your heating bill, all while adopting greener behaviours. There are many economic solutions to choose from, depending on your budget and the current quality of your insulation.   The radical solution: …

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Ways to save energy in your back yard

Category : Back Yard

Summer is drawing to a close, but you can still enjoy your back yard for a few weeks. Here are some simple tricks to help you save energy in your back yard and enjoy some time outside without breaking the bank!   It’s possible to have a beautiful yard without using lots of water.    You can …

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saving energy when cooking

Saving energy when cooking

Category : Kitchen

In order to save energy in your house, you should of course equip yourself with suitable appliances, but also adopt sustainable consumption habits. The kitchen is one of those places where you consume the most energy, due to its various energy-intensive appliances. But we are also to blame – when cooking, we contribute to many small energy losses …

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