This past year, Ontarians have heard a lot of about hydro bills and the high cost of energy, much of it due to some costly mistakes made in the past, time of use prices, an expensive oversupply of power, and paying more than market rates for green energy because of overly generous contracts offered several years ago. With an election around the corner, politicians with their eye on Queen’s Park are going to be eager to tell you more about how they will reduce your hydro bills, but take their words with a grain of salt. Energy is going to cost more in the future and if you really want to see savings, you need to start conserving.
Your old, drafty windows are the perfect place to start; not only will they help cut down on your energy use, they also make a big visual impact on your home. You can improve your curb appeal, bring more light into your home, and make your home more comfortable by cutting out drafts and heat loss, as well as reducing overheating on those days when the sun comes beaming down into your kitchen.