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How To Keep Energy Bills Low This Fall

September marks the beginning of fall and every Canadian knows that this season is the start of dropping temperatures. While the temperature outside of the home plummets, it is typical for the average homeowner’s hydro bills to rise in costs. The easy solution to fight the cold is to keep the furnace running all day and night to stay comfortable and deal with higher bills, but running the furnace on overtime is a bandage solution to a bigger problem: your house needs new windows. There is no point in cranking up the furnace in the colder seasons if the windows…

Why Industry Experts Pay Attention to Oil Prices – And So Should You

Industry experts like Jonathan Schrag understand that we need to find ways to reduce our dependence on non-renewable sources of energy.  If you need convincing, here are some of the ways that we are held hostage by the price of the premier non-renewable energy source – oil and gas. How Oil Prices Directly Affect Us The most obvious ways that we are held hostage by the price of oil and gas is experienced at the pump.  Whether we are filling our car, or are paying for goods that have been transported across the country, we feel the pinch of high oil…

Keeping Your Power Bills under Control

Source Over the past few years, the cost of many things has gone up, while wages have either dropped or remained more or less the same. Unfortunately, this has led to many more families struggling to make ends meet. The rising cost of power Take the cost of power as an example. In some parts of the world, prices have risen steeply. For example, in Spain, in just 6 years, the cost of electricity rose by 60%. The fact that power prices have risen so fast has left some homeowners feeling that they are fighting a losing battle. As a…