The 7 Best Energy Efficiency Apps for your Home [Infographic]

We all know that true sustainability comes from switching up our daily habits, yet for many this is a challenge. We all lead busy lives, so it’s not uncommon to feel like we simply don’t have the time or the energy to be green. As the saying goes, “it’s not easy being green.”

Sometimes all we need to stay on the green path is a helping hand – something to remind us why we need to change our behaviour and that offers guidance on how to continue being eco-friendly. This is where technology comes in. Whether you want to make big or small changes in your lifestyle, there is a mobile application to help you. However, with literally millions and millions of apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.

A good starting point is to identify one area of your life you want to “green.” Real change begins at home, so there is no better place to start than with energy efficiency. With just a few changes around the house, you can dramatically reduce your energy usage and your overall carbon footprint.

By providing information, education and motivation, mobile apps can be a tremendous help when undertaking energy efficiency projects around the home. The team at Calgary Window & Door Guys have put together a highly informative infographic guide laying out the most useful energy efficiency apps for your home. Ranging from the practical to the playful, each of these apps offer unique ways of aiding you in your journey to become a better citizen of the earth. With handy information about features, benefits and user reviews; this guide has everything you need to make the right choice.

Check out the infographic below to learn how you can use apps to start saving energy today!

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Benefits of LED [Infographic]

LED lighting has become an incredibly popular lighting source over the years due to the huge number of benefits they offer. LED light bulbs are semiconductor devices which efficiently convert electricity into light without the use of fluorescent tubes or filaments. LED light bulbs are incredibly energy efficient, able to convert over 80% of their energy to make light. When compared to incandescent bulbs, which give off over 80% of their energy as heat, LED bulbs are truly energy efficient.

Some of the main benefits of LED light bulbs include:

  • A lifespan of up to 40 years
  • Cost effective
  • Energy efficient

This infographic from Efficient Light explores all of the key benefits of LED light bulbs when compared to incandescent and halogen bulbs.

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Tax tips for energy savers

Go green and get money back!

When you’re looking from the outside in, going green can seem quite complicated, but in the long run its definitely worth it! It’s now possible to receive money from going green and making the correct energy saving/eco-friendly changes. In this we’ll be looking at the methods which save you money and get you money back!

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Ecofriendly home tips

Have you been feeling more conscious about what you can do to help the environment as of late? Are you looking for ways that you can create a more eco-friendly home and leave less of a footprint? Making the decision to go green is a big one, and one you should feel great about.

Check out the following tips and start making your home more eco-friendly today:

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Energy Saving [Checklist]

No business wants to be in the habit of wasting money, which means most businesses look for every opportunity to become more efficient. Whether that means improving processes or streamlining the workforce. Yet when businesses look internally for opportunities to become more efficient, they might lose sight of some big opportunities all around them.

Commercial buildings account for nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States, and a significant portion of that energy goes to waste. Through carelessness and a lack of proper planning, many businesses waste energy in the workplace. This not only adds up against the bottom line, but also creates consequences for the environment and our natural resources. However, operating a more energy-efficient commercial building doesn’t have to involve tearing out the infrastructure to replace it with solar panels or windmills. Often, a few tweaks can make a world of difference. Even something as relatively minor as turning off lights when no one’s in the room can reduce a building’s energy use substantially.

The following checklist provides some simple ideas businesses and commercial property owners can follow to ensure that their buildings are more energy efficient. See if there are any ideas you can use in your workplace, and watch the savings accumulate.

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