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Buying Guide: Energy-efficient TVs

Buying Guide: Find out what’s important when buying a new TV Before settling on the perfect TV for your entertainment centre, consider energy efficiency as a must-have feature, here’s why. First things first, here’s how to spot an energy-efficient TV When browsing for a new TV, keep an eye out for the little blue ENERGY-STAR® label. …

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The best thermostat placement for energy efficiency

Did you know your thermostat can increase your home energy costs if it’s not positioned properly? Find out why the right placement matters. What should you avoid while installing a thermostat? When installing your thermostat, the main thing you want to avoid is placing it in an area with extreme temperatures. For example, don’t place …

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What’s my home’s humidity level – and why does it matter?

Just like temperature, having the right humidity level at home matters. Here’s how to know yours, and spot possible signs that it may need a fix. When it comes to feeling more comfortable and saving energy, most of us turn to our thermostats. But there’s another essential factor to consider: humidity. The best thermostat placement …

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What’s phantom power and how can you track it?

Did you know that when your appliances or electronic devices are plugged in, they’re draining energy – even if they’re not in use? Phantom power, also called standby power, refers to the energy that’s wasted around your home when devices are plugged in and using power, but you’re not actively using them. Think about all …

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