Living Green environmentally sustainable present and future

Reduce CO2 emissionpreserve the environment for future generations

Lessen your impact on the environment by monitoring and reducing CO2 emissions by making small changes at home and at work. Here's how you can make a difference:

Help preserve our environment

  • Turn down the heat at night before you go to bed.
  • Use a microwave for most of your cooking needs: cooking and reheating with a microwave is faster and more efficient than using the stove top or oven, reducing your energy use by up to 70 percent.
  • Use a toaster oven for small jobs; it will use a third to half as much energy as a full-size oven.
  • Clean refrigerator gaskets and vacuum the condenser coils twice a year. Your refrigerator will operate more efficiently and use less electricity.
  • Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket if it is located in an unheated space such as a basement or garage.
  • Switch to fluorescent bulbs in areas where extended lighting is required. Though the initial price is higher than for incandescent bulbs, fluorescent lights produce four times as much light per watt, last up to ten times as long and therefore cost one-third as much to operate.
  • Arrange furniture to take advantage of natural light from windows. Place desks and reading chairs next to windows to cut down on the need and use of supplemental, artificial light during the day.
  • Use a clothes line rather than a dryer.
  • Use public transit or walk, if you drive, carpool and go smoothly with the flow of traffic.
  • Use GREEN POWER for your electricity: Ask your electricity supplier to source the energy you use from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro-power.

Preserving the environment

If you would like to learn more about how preserve the environment and save money on energy costs
contact The Electrical Works