Energy savings calculators

As you’ve likely seen in some of our previous posts, there are plenty of things you can do around your house to help conserve energy, reduce impacts to the environment and, also important, save your hard earned cash.

But how much money does changing a lightbulb or switching to energy smart appliances save?

We found some great calculators to help you calculate your energy savings costs:

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has many calculators to help you better understand energy and costs savings associated with dozens of household appliances, heating and cooling, lighting and electronics.

Natural Resources Canada has a worksheet to help you calculate the cost of running your air conditioner.

And if you’re curious about what your greenhouse gas emissions footprint is, check out this Live Smart BC calculator.

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