Smart Choices

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Smart Choices

It's easy to make smart energy choices. Changing small actions in your energy usage can make a big difference. We all have a role to play.

From March 3 to April 13, we're offering instant savings on select ENERGY STAR® lighting.

Tips to help you save energy

Make smart choices with these simple tips. They can help you save money, and maybe even win a prize.

Use the microwave, crock pot or toaster oven. A microwave takes 15 minutes to do the same job as 1 hour in an oven. Use a microwave instead of your oven four times per week and save $20/year.
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Efficiently heat the home with baseboard heaters.
Wash laundry
in cold.
By switching from hot to cold water for an average of three loads per week, you could save up to $27 per year on your energy bill.
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Be efficient with refrigeration. Keep your fridge and freezer at their ideal temperature and save up to $25/year. For your fridge, this is between 2°C to 3°C, and your freezer should be at -18°C.
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Paul expects to save $11,000 by switching to LED lightbulbs. Learn how he's doing it
Fix that leaky faucet. Fixing a hot water leak in your faucet can save up to $33 per year in energy costs. Learn how to fix that leak.
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Manage your thermostat. If you have electric heat, lower your thermostat by 2°C to save 5% on your heating bill. Lowering it 5°C could save 10%. Annually, you could save up to $72.
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Maintain your fridge and freezer.

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Enter to win fantastic prizes

We're giving away three prizes to help you make smart choices: an ENERGY STAR® washer and dryer set, a Roomba vacuum, or a Nest prize package*.

Answer this question for a chance to win one of three prizes

That second fridge could be costing you up to this much per year: