Conservation Tips


Using energy efficient products throughout your home saves you money.

Did you know…

Compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy efficient lighting products last 10 times longer than regular bulbs and use 75 per cent less energy?

15 per cent of your home energy is used by your refrigerator and freezer and 9 per cent on your other appliances?

Chest freezers are more energy efficient than upright freezers as they retain the cold more when the door is open?

Locating your refrigerator away from heat sources, such as a stove or dishwasher, helps with your refrigerator’s efficiency?

Using light or economy wash cycles for your dishwasher uses a lot less hot water?

Installing energy-saving shower heads and low-flow aerators on faucets can reduce hot water consumption by 30 per cent?

Washing your clothes in cold water drastically reduces hot water costs, as electric water heaters account for 90 per cent of the energy used to wash a load of clothes?

Running your clothes through a second spin cycle in your washer and shaking them out before putting them in the dryer will save more electricity?

Cleaning your dryer’s lint filter after each use and checking your dryer exhaust duct for leaks or plugging can help reduce energy costs?

Using an electric kettle instead of the stove to heat water uses half as much energy?

“Instant on” appliances like televisions and stereos use electricity even when they are turned off? To save energy unplug them or connect them to a power bar which can be turned off when they are not in use.

Energy Saving Tips

  • Delay using major appliances like clothes dryers, washing machines and dishwashers until after 8:00 p.m.
  •  Turn up your air conditioning thermostat higher than 24 degrees Celsius.
  • Try using fans instead of air conditioners. Ceiling fans work very well.
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights and use compact fluorescent light bulbs if you can. They use 75 per cent less electricity than regular bulbs.
  • Have Oshawa PUC pick up that old refrigerator for you with their Refrigerator Roundup offer.

For more energy savings tips check these websites.