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How can I reduce my energy bill?

How can I reduce my energy bill?

The best way to reduce your energy bill at home is to ensure all of your household appliances are in top working condition. This includes your furnace, hot water heater and air conditioning system. These types of appliances use a lot of energy. Therefore, if they aren’t running as efficiently as possible it can result in a high energy bill. 

The best way to guarantee that these appliances are running efficiently is to conduct regular maintenance. If you live in Edmonton or the surrounding area, your plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems should be professionally serviced once per year. Regular maintenance and servicing will ensure these appliances are working effectively and efficiently and can help to reduce your energy bill by up to 30%.

If you have old appliances, you might also consider upgrading them to more energy-efficient models. Installing a new furnace, hot water heater or AC unit can help to drastically reduce your energy bill.

What uses the most electricity in a house?

What uses the most electricity in a house?

What uses the most electricity (and other forms of energy) in a house is heating and cooling systems, water heating units and other appliances like refrigerators. To reduce the amount of electricity, or energy, being used, ensure that you have energy-efficient appliances installed in your home. The cost of upgrading to a more energy-efficient hot water heater, furnace, AC unit, etc. can be offset with the help of Edmonton’s Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator program. As well, some professional heating and cooling companies in Edmonton, like ProSolutions PHAC, offer extended discounts for installing new, energy-efficient furnaces, water heaters, and more.

As well, regular maintenance can help to keep these home comfort systems running smoothly and efficiently.

What are 5 ways to save energy at home?

What are 5 ways to save energy at home?

5 of the best ways to save energy in your home include:

  1. Taking shorter showers - If you can reduce the amount of hot water that your water heater needs to produce then you can save energy. Reducing your shower by just a minute can help you reduce your energy consumption throughout the year.
  2. Turn off the tap when water is not being used - By reducing your hot water usage you can reduce your energy consumption and save money on your utility bills.
  3. Repair leaky faucets - When hot water is constantly dripping from a leaky faucet, energy is being wasted. Repairing your faucet will save energy and money.
  4. Adjust your thermostat - Reducing the temperature in your home when you can, even by just a couple of degrees, can help you reduce your energy consumption.  
  5. Use cold water in your washing machine - if you’re washing something that doesn’t require hot water, use cold water instead. This will reduce the energy required by your hot water heating system.

What is the most energy-efficient furnace?

What is the most energy-efficient furnace?

The most energy-efficient furnace is one that is ENERGY STAR certified and has an efficiency rating of 97% or higher. When you see an ENERGY STAR symbol on your appliance, you can be certain that it has been certified as energy efficient. 

When it comes to the type of furnace, gas furnaces are typically the most energy-efficient. Although preferred in some situations, electric and oil furnaces are less efficient. Therefore, gas-powered furnaces are recommended.

The heating professionals at ProSolutions PHAC recommend the following high-efficiency furnaces:

  • TRANE S9V2-VS Gas Furnace
  • AirEase A97MV High-Efficiency Modulating Gas Furnace
  • Goodman GMVM97 Modulating, Variable-Speed Gas Furnace

What is the most energy-efficient hot water system?

What is the most energy-efficient hot water system?

Tankless water heaters are the most energy-efficient hot water systems on the market. In fact, tankless water heaters can be approximately 35% - 80% more efficient than traditional hot water tanks. 

Tankless hot water heaters can be powered by electricity or gas. However, gas-powered tankless heaters are more efficient. In addition to being more energy-efficient, tankless water heaters cost less to operate (up to 50% less than traditional hot water tanks) and last longer (up to double the lifetime).

The plumbing professionals at ProSolutions PHAC recommend the following high-efficiency tankless water heater:

  • Noritz EZ111 (Gas Powered)

Please note: Although tankless water heaters are the most efficient, they are not for everyone. Our guide to tankless water heaters can help you decide if a tankless heater is the best option for your home.

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