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WEEKLY TIP: Programmable thermostat can help dial up savings

Heating our homes or keeping them cool is one of Canada’s main sources of greenhouse gases, notes Sustainable Orillia
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Are you air-conditioning your home on hot summer days — even when no one is home?

During the winter, is your furnace keeping the temperature up all day and all night — even, again, when no one is home, or when you’re in bed beneath the covers?

It’s time to invest in a programmable thermostat, folks. Your local hardware or big box store will have several models, some for less than $100. And
rebates are sometimes available, too.

But when you purchase one, be sure to use it.

Apparently, a lot of us have one, but don’t use it properly. That doesn’t make any sense, does it?

Heating our homes or keeping them cool is one of Canada’s main sources of greenhouse gases.

You can reduce your carbon footprint. And guess what else you’ll save? You guessed it. Your money.




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