Exterior doors and windows that are in poor condition can add needlessly to your home’s heating bills. If you replace or purchase your windows or doors, look for ENERGY STAR® certification. You can decrease your energy costs by about six percent, saving you about $75 a year. Take advantage of the Yukon government's rebate program for windows and doors.
Increase the appearance and resale value of your home, keep out cold winter drafts, reduce the potential for a condensation problem, reduce outside noise, and reduce fading of furniture and carpets due to UV rays.
Look for energy efficient lighting as you choose fixtures and bulbs
LEDs last up to 25 years and use approximately 80 percent less electricity than regular bulbs. Get money back on these products and more with inCharge rebates.
There are many ways LEDs make your life better, and many options for your home. Efficient lighting comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, including dimmers that can set the right mood while saving energy.
Hot Tip #1 — Dreaming of a hot tub? It may cost you as much as $100 each month to heat. If you choose to install one, be sure to invest in an energy efficient cover. Fifty percent of heat loss comes from the top of the tub.
Hot Tip #2 — Hot water accounts for about 13 percent of a home’s electricity usage. Reduce your water consumption by installing efficient appliances and fixtures such as faucet aerators in kitchen and bathrooms. Don’t underestimate the value of installing high efficient showerheads.