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Energy-saving ideas for detached homes

From replacing inefficient appliances to tackling renovations, there are plenty of tasks home owners can take on to save energy and make their space more comfortable.

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Is your water heater over 10 years old?

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If your electric water heater is more than 10 years old, our advice is to replace it. An ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heater can use 50% less energy than a standard, older model.

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ENERGY STAR® windows can cut your annual energy costs by up to...

You can cut your annual energy costs by up to 20% by making window upgrades!

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Consider a chest-style freezer

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Chest-style freezers use up to 51% less energy than upright freezers. Cold air is heavier than warm air so, because chest freezers open from the top, they lose less cold air when open.

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Upgrade your insulation and save 10% on your energy bill

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Sealing drafty windows and doors and upgrading your insulation can save you up to 10% in heating and cooling costs. That can be more than $200 a year.

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Use an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher

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A dishwasher that has earned the ENERGY STAR® gets your dishes clean while using less water and energy, and only costs about $30 a year if run once daily.

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Lead the way with LED exterior lighting systems

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Replace older outdoor incandescent or mercury vapour lamps with LED luminaries that provide similar light output while helping you save energy.