Energy Saving Tips & Tricks

Mar 11, 2016

If you aren’t already striving to be as eco-friendly as possible, you are way behind the times. In 2016, we have a duty to make sure we at least try to live sustainable, green lives- not only for our own health, but for the health of our planet.

Working towards reducing the amount of energy we use in our homes is one way we can decrease our carbon footprint and lead more eco-friendly lives. And, as a bonus, the less energy you use, the more money you save! When you make minor changes to your energy usage, your hydro and gas bills will feel the results!

So check out our list of the easiest ways to save energy at home and start saving your money, and your planet!

1- Get an energy audit  



LiveSmartBC provides residents with energy audits. This will allow you to first understand where you are using the most energy. Once you know, you can better asses what needs adjusting.

2- Change your light bulbs

saving energy at home switching light bulbs


This is a super easy change that every household can make. Simply make the switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact florescent lights (CFLs). They might be a little more expensive, but they use less energy and will therefore save you money in the long run.

3- Invest in power strips

power bar or strip


When you’re able to plug your appliances in to one power strip or bar, you can also turn them all off at once. So, at the end of the day, when you’re ready for bed, just flick one switch off. It’s astonishing how much energy you’ll save! It’s important to always turn appliances off when you’re not using them- a simple task that will go a long way.

4- Insulate your water heater

water heater


Locate your water heater and see if it’s insulated. If it isn’t, it’s probably working harder than it needs to to warm up your home. It’s worth wrapping it up in some insulation if it’s bare.

5- Cook extra

meal prep, cooking extra


When you’re making a meal, always make extras. Not only will you have delicious leftovers, you will also reduce the amount of time you spend using appliances that waste a lot of energy, such as your oven. Sure, you’ll need the microwave to warm up the food, but it won’t use nearly as much energy as your stovetop or oven.

6- Keep your doors closed

a closed door in a large room


When we keep our doors open, we let the warm air escape, and it takes much more energy to heat up the house again. Try to have your doors closed as much as possible.

7- When in doubt, Energy Star Brand



When you’re buying new appliances, always look for ones that have the Energy Star Brand logo on them. If you’re unsure what appliances are Energy Star Brand, ask! These appliances are one of the best things you can own to refuse your energy-use. For example, one fridge can use less energy than a 75-watt light bulbs! Just crazy!

8-  Clean out your filters

changing your furance filter


Both your heating and cooling system have filters. If your filters aren’t cleaned at least somewhat regularly, the system has to work hard to heat or cool your home. A simple cleaning out every now and then could end up saying you up to 5% of energy you may have used.

9- Plant a tree 



This one seems a little drastic, but if you can do it, you’ll really be helping yourself and the environment out. Not only are you planting a tree, but that tree which is great for the environment, but that tree will also provide you with shade in the summer, so you don’t have to have the AC on all day long.

10- Air dry, air dry, air dry

air drying clothes


If you’re not in a hurry, let your clothing and dishes air dry.


Life Maid Easy is a fast growing company that offers eco-friendly house cleaning services, maid services and carpet cleaning with franchises across VancouverBurnaby, Langley, North Shore, Whiterock and recently Toronto.

If you wish to re-schedule or cancel any appointment, please notify us within a minimum of 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.
Cancellation within 48 hours will be charged a $75 fee.

To secure your booking you’ll be asked for your credit card number. We will charge your credit card and email an invoice the day after the appointment. All payments are processed through secure SSL-encrypted system for maximum security.

The reason we have a minimum time for Move-in/Move-out cleaning is because this is a more detailed service than a maid service. Above the regular cleaning checklist there are extra tasks which we focus on. Please check it here: Move-in / Move-out. On top of that, we do want to mention that we offer time based services and if the cleaning service takes less, then we charge accordingly. We charge in 15 minutes increments.

We found out from our experience that this is the fastest and the most efficient way of cleaning your home.

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