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Energy-saving ideas for condos

Small spaces still have room for big savings. Check out these ideas to improve the energy efficiency of your lighting, heating and more.

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Save over $200 on drying your laundry

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A new ENERGY STAR® rated dryer can save you up to $260 in electricity costs over the lifetime of the machine.

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Use natural light instead of artificial light when you can

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When the sun's out, a single south-facing window can illuminate an area 20 to 100 times its size. And for each 60-watt bulb you turn off for four hours a day, you can save $9 over the course of a year.

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Go easy on hot water

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Reducing your hot water usage by just 5% (like when shaving or brushing your teeth) could save you $21 a year.

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Allow us to break the ice, meet the ENERGY STAR® freezer

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If you choose to purchase a freezer, an ENERGY STAR® certified model can save you 10% on operating costs, saving you up to $30 per year.

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Streaming retro games uses less energy than retro consoles

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It’s fun to fire up old gaming consoles. But did you know that you can now stream your favourite retro games on devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick? Streaming games for 9 hours a week could save you between $6 and $10 a year compared to playing on your old console.

Quick Q

How much money could you save by replacing an incandescent light bulb with a LED bulb?

By replacing an incandescent light bulb with an LED bulb you could save up to $100 over its lifetime.