Energy Saving Articles

Energy Savings: For Your Business

Ways to Save in the Workplace

Ways to Save in the Workplace

As Business Week kicks off, takeCHARGE wants to help employers promote energy efficiency and highlight some easy ways to save on electricity costs in the workplace. We’ve put together a list of five low costs ways to help you save: Embrace natural light: Keeping blinds open on sunny days can reduce the need for artificial… Read more

Energy Efficiency In Action

Energy Efficiency In Action

Business Energy Efficiency In Action Being able to say your business is energy efficient sounds good, but business owners know that any investment without a strong return and a reasonable payback period is not overly enticing. Fortunately, energy efficiency in this province has proven time and time again to be a financially prudent concept with… Read more

Measuring ROI

Measuring ROI

Measuring the Return on Energy Efficiency Investments In a period of slower economic growth, businesses are continually looking for sound investments. In these times, the old adage, a penny saved is a penny earned has even more meaning. With that in mind, here’s a look at the return on investment of energy efficient equipment. First,… Read more

Energy Savings: For Your Residence

A Day in the Life – Saving Energy At Home

A Day in the Life – Saving Energy At Home

1. Let the sunshine in! Natural light can save you money – Drawback the curtains and pull up the blinds to let natural light in and let the warmth from the sun help heat your home. Be sure to close them at night to keep the heat in. 2. Cook with small appliances – Use… Read more

Heat Pump Winter 101

Heat Pump Winter 101

Keep Outdoor Unit Clear of Snow After any significant snowfall you should check the outdoor unit to make sure it is clear of snow. Gently clear away any snow that has accumulated on your heat pump to ensure it is functioning as efficiently as possible. If your heat pump does becomes blocked with snow it… Read more

7 Pitfalls of House Hunting

7 Pitfalls of House Hunting

Unless you’re a real estate expert, there are plenty of issues that can sneak up on new homebuyers. This can range from unexpected and out-of-sight defects within the home, to maintenance costs that could surprise you a few months after the purchase. Being aware of common pitfalls that exist when buying a home can better… Read more