Adopting habits that favour judicious use of energy provides benefits to both your pocketbook and the environment, while making your home more comfortable. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to invest a lot of time and money, nor undertake major renovation work, to make quick gains in efficiency.
To illustrate how much energy we consume in our homes on an annual basis, the average household energy bill in 2020 was $1,955. This amount is calculated based on the most common type of home in Québec, which is a single-family home heated by electricity with an air conditioner and without a pool or spa. The amount of this bill may vary depending on the size and condition of the home, and the type of heating used.
By being more energy efficient, you are doing your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are a contributing factor in climate change. Our combined individual actions, as small as they might be, will have a profound effect on the environment and society at large.