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Quick Tips to Save on Your Water Heating Tag: insulation

Rinnai RUC 98 Tankless Water Heater. Photo David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca.

Most people know their water heater is an essential household appliance, but do you know that it typically accounts for 15-20% of your energy bill expenses?

When you use hot water in your home, some goes unused and then has to be reheated due to a process called "standby heat loss". This can account for up to 20% of your water heating costs in colder weather.

Going without a water heater entirely isn't practical, but there are definitely ways you can ration your use to conserve energy and keep some extra money in your pocket. Give these tips a try.

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Quick Tips For Sealing Air Leaks in your Home Tag: insulation

An infrared camera reveals air leakage around the windows in this older home. Photo credit Green Energy Futures / @greenenergyfutures on Flickr.

A family generally spends one-third of their annual cooling and heating budget on air that enters the house through leaks, cracks, and gaps. This is often ignored by homeowners. Do you know how much money your home is wasting in a year?

Sealing air leaks is a very cost-effective way to conserve energy. Drafts and leaks are most common in attics and basements, but there are a few extra details to take note of when draftproofing. Here are some you can follow along with at home.

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Should You Keep Your Central Heating On All The Time? Tag: insulation

There's been an age-long debate about whether to keep central heating systems on all the time, or only when you need them. In this post, we aim to guide you towards making sure your Vancouver Island home consumes less energy.

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