The Weather Network is calling for a mild winter for most of Canada this year. That’s a bummer for the skiers and snowboarders among us, but it’s fantastic news for cash-strapped homeowners!
Before we get too excited and start spending all the money, this mild winter is going to save, know that it’s expected to change in the latter part of the season. To help you stretch those savings a little further, know that there are energy rebate programs that can help.
Check out Savings and Rebate Programs
Sometimes people wonder why government rebate programs to improve energy efficiency exist. The simple answer is that in addition to costing extra money for homeowners, unnecessary energy demands are not great for the environment.
Thankfully, there are rebates available for a few different products and projects that can help Kelowna homeowners save on electricity bills, such as:
- Eligible ENERGY STAR® appliances purchased within the last 60 days;
- A selection of programmable timers for outdoor lights;
- Rebates for home renovations, like insulation upgrades, that improve energy efficiency.
Even in a warmer than average winter, home heating costs can really take a toll on the household budget. Energy rebate programs can provide a little relief for us all.
Service or Replace the Furnace
Whether or not it’s covered by a rebate program, you need to take good care of your furnace to keep it running safely and efficiently. A service call for the furnace is something every homeowner should work into their annual home maintenance schedule. Well-maintained HVAC systems work better and, therefore, cost less to run than those that have fallen into disrepair. They’re also less likely to breakdown on the coldest day of the year.
Sometimes, an annual service call just won’t cut it for your furnace. There are times when you have to give total replacement some serious consideration. While replacing the HVAC system is an expensive proposition, know that modern heating and cooling units are more energy efficient than ever before. You may be pleasantly surprised by the comfortable temperatures in your home – and your lower utility bills!
Our HVAC specialists in Kelowna want to work with you to keep your home’s temperature comfortable at every time of year. Give us a call to discuss the best option to make your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.