Save money on energy
Big and small changes can save money on your energy bill and help the environment.
Here are some ways you can reduce your energy needs today to make life more affordable tomorrow.
You could save
Up to 10%
of your home’s energy by unplugging items when they’re not in use
a year by adding proper, inexpensive weather stripping to your home
Up to 25%
of your TV’s total energy by using an ENERGY STAR certified option
Up to 25%
of your fuel costs by adopting fuel-efficient driving techniques
Ways to save money on energy
In your home
Small changes in your kitchen, home office, basement or other areas can impact how much or little energy is used each year, resulting in big savings.
On the road
People in all parts of the country are finding ways to lower their fuel consumption and the cost of getting around.
Not sure where to start?
Even small actions can have a big impact. Learn more about simple energy efficiency tips you can implement to see changes around you.
A list of simple actions you can take at home or on the road to save energy and money.
Home electronics account for a growing amount of electricity used. Thankfully, ENERGY STAR certified electronics have special power-saving features to help you reduce your energy consumption.
The office can be just about anywhere these days. Whether you’re working from the kitchen, couch or basement, ENERGY STAR is there to help get the job done – efficiently.
Saving money at home
It’s more than just turning out the lights when you leave a room. Saving energy and money can feel out of your control but there are small and big things you can do to see changes on your monthly bill and live more comfortably in your home.
As a renter
- Replace your small appliances with ENERGY STAR certified products, and ask your landlord to consider them for bigger ones as well.
- Avoid phantom power by unplugging your appliances when they’re not being used.
- Chat with your landlord about upgrading to a smart thermostat and more energy-efficient appliances.
- Upgrade to LED bulbs for longer lasting, low-energy lighting.
- Make changes to your laundry cycle to soak up the savings.
- Apply for provincial and territorial climate benefits on your taxes.
- Apply for the one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit.
As a homeowner or landlord
In addition to the small changes listed, you can:
- Choose ENERGY STAR certified options to save energy when it's time to replace your appliances
- Evaluate how efficient your home is so you know where you can save in the long run
- Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant and Loan (homeowners only)
- Find other local energy efficiency programs, rebates, and incentives for your home
- Get energy efficiency resources for your home retrofits
- Consider making the switch to a heat pump
Saving money on the road
Fuel-efficient driving can save you hundreds of dollars in fuel each year and prevent wear on your vehicle. Making the switch to an electric vehicle can save you even more in the long run.
With your existing vehicle
By switching to a more efficient vehicle
- Get incentives to buy a zero-emission vehicle.
- Find the closest electric vehicle charging station.
- Learn more tips for making the switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle.
- Compare newer and older models to find the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your everyday needs.
- Check out the most fuel-efficient vehicles.
Join the conversation
Share what steps you've taken to save at home and on the road and learn what others are doing, by using the hashtag #WaysWeSave
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