“How can we help our clients save more energy at home?” is a question we at Smallworks continue to ask ourselves with every home we build. Affordable Vancouver housing means taking into account all related costs, including electricity and heating bills.

We’ve already shared with you some tips on saving energy and ideas for energy saving products to consider installing. Now we want to give you some easy habits for saving electricity that will take you just seconds to do.

Here are 5 easy ways to save energy at home:

1. Switch off the things you aren’t using and turn them back on only when you need them.

It used to be the case that turning an appliance or light off and on all the time shortened its potential lifespan, but technology has advanced so much that lights, appliances, and gadgets can be turned off whenever they are not needed and turned back on when they are, without any risk of damaging them. Leaving something on for more than a brief period of time uses more energy than shutting it off and turning it back on when you need it, so shutting things off is a great strategy for saving electricity. If […]