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Saving Energy – Heating Your Victoria BC Home, The Green Way

Save on Heating Cost iin Victoria Saving Energy – Heating Your Victoria BC Home, The Green Way

The practical approach and the classic way to do it are to apply the adage, “Use less, save more”. While everyone could agree on that, the devil will always hound the details, so how?

Save some Green by going Green, now is the time to look in to it (before it gets cold)....


Consumers across Greater Victoria have been finding ways to save money, trying always to have more with less. This is truer now.

The Alliance to Save Energy predicts that the average  household will have to spend $1,700 more on utility and gas pump this year compared to just two years ago. Using less and saving more is still a good idea, but alone, it may not suffice.

This year, Greater Victoria winter heating cost is projected to increase an average of 15%. This is not only caused by higher energy costs but by the potentially cooler and more extreme winters that are expected.

Save on Heating Cost in Victoria The 15% projected higher heating costs in and around Greater Victoria, will of course vary and is dependent to some variables like the characteristics of the space heated, the kind of fuel used for heating and where the consumer is located. Just the same, homes using natural gas as its fuel for heating, which comprise 30% of households can expect an increase in heating cost by as much as 18%; households that are using oil could expect an increase in heating costs by as much as 23%; while those using electricity and propane will have to shell out about 12% to 14% more.

The advancement in technology gives rise to energy saving devices. Before, the main contention was that most of these devices cost more; and sometimes, the amount of energy saved did not really justify the price.

But in today’s setup, the effort in cutting the energy cost has made some improvements on the efficiency of energy saving devices. There are various and very practical devices that could be used in saving energy and they come in different brands, labels, methods of operation and products. Some saving energy suggestions are:Save on Heating Cost iin Victoria

Solar heaters are showing up in Victoria hardware stores now– this energy-saving device provides heating for both space and water. Depending on the type of solar heater that is used (be it a part of the structure of the home or one that engage the use of a mechanical device), solar heaters are definite money saver. It is easy on the environment too. Greenpeace should love this one.

Electrical saving devices. These are devices that you plug into your socket that promise to reduce the volume of energy that you consume by stabilizing the flow of your electric current. The only limitation to these devices is that it could only control a specific volume of wattage, say 3000 watts, at any given time. If the household will use more than the wattage capacity that the device could handle, another device should be plugged in.

Save on Heating Cost in Victoria We personally use a good number of solar powered exterior lights on our property, the light the walkways, and sheds, as well as function as security decives.

Finally, there are the by now very common energy saving light bulbs, lamps, heaters, appliances and other gizmos and gadgets.

With BC hydro, and many energy suppliers already having announce rate increases, the fact remains that saving energy is fast becoming the order of the day taking into account the current realities. So if all the energy saving devices out there will still not suffice, the “use less and save more” principle will still add a good deal to your savings.
As always your thought, tips and suggestions are encouraged.

Saving Energy – Heating Your Victoria BC Home, The Green Way

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

peterpfann@gmail.com  www.pfanntastic.com

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

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