Energy Saving Articles

Energy Savings: For Your Business

Understanding Your Electrical Demand

Understanding Your Electrical Demand

What are demand charges? If you are a commercial customer, you may notice that your bill contains both usage (kilowatt hours, “kWh”) and demand charges (kilowatts, “kW”, or kilo-volt-ampere, “kVA” for very large services). Why do utilities track and charge for both of these items? Usage charges reflect the amount of total energy used at… Read more

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

Energy Savings: For Your Residence

6 Ways to Save Energy At Home When You’re Away From Home!

6 Ways to Save Energy At Home When You’re Away From Home!

6 Ways to Save Energy At Home When You’re Away From Home! When you go on vacation or away for the winter, you might think the electricity being used in your home drops to next to nothing. But that’s not quite right. Your empty home continues to use energy in several ways. So, before you… Read more

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