Reducing the energy consumption of your home is something everyone can do to limit the impacts of energy price increases. Many small changes are free or pay for themselves in months. For bigger changes, there are potentially thousands of dollars in grants and incentives available.
Individual actions matter a lot! Nearly half of Vancouver's greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to individuals' energy use on the road or in the home. Reducing the amount of energy you use to heat your home or water not only reduces climate change, but also improves local air quality.
Home energy improvements contribute to cleaner air overall and can improve the air quality within your home.
Install energy efficient windows to get rid of chilly drafts and improve the sound proofing of your home.
Save time and hassle by switching to long-life energy efficient light bulbs and programmable thermostats.
Eliminate potential fire hazards by switching to energy efficient light bulbs and prevent common household burns by turning down the hot water heater.
Five easy moves costing less than $100 in total could reduce home energy use for homeowners and renters by 5% to 10% and pay for themselves in months!
Looking to replace some or all of your windows? Well installed energy efficient windows can reduce drafts, chills, window frame rot, mould and your energy bills.
Installing a programmable thermostat in your home is a simple low-cost task that can make a big difference. Replacing your furnace with a high efficiency one is often the single biggest improvement most homeowners can make to reduce their energy bills.Hot Water
Heating water accounts for about 25% of your home's energy consumption. Find out simple ways to reduce hot water use, create a safer environment for your family and save money.Lighting, Appliances and Computers
There are many small changes you can make to your home's lighting that could save you money and make your home safer. There are also simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of energy your appliances and computers consume.Planning a Renovation?
Have you recently bought a house or are you planning a renovation? Would you like to improve the health, comfort and energy performance of your home but don't know where to start? Renovations provide the best opportunity to significantly and cost-effectively improve the energy performance of your home.
It's not just homeowners that can save energy. If you live in an apartment or condo, check out the five easy tips above and more from Terasen.
You can also find out how your building's energy use compares to similar buildings.
Did you know that there are thousands of dollars in grants and incentives currently available to Vancouver residents for home energy improvements? Check out the programs that offer financial benefits for home energy efficiency changes.
Find out about this Natural Resources Canada program that can make your home more energy efficient, reduce your energy bills, and put money in your pocket as a reward for the home improvements you make.