According to research by Consumer Reports, the average lifespan for appliances is 10 years. If your appliances have given you a decade – or ideally even more than a decade – of loyal service, then it is both smart and safe to begin a search for their replacements. “Even the most well-maintained appliances typically will not last for more than 10 years,” commented a spokesperson from Ontario Green Savings, a leading Smart Home Rental Program provider that serves thousands of customers across Canada in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec.
It is no longer a matter for debate; Earth’s climate is changing in dangerous ways, and it is most likely because of the accumulated effects of human activities. According to NASA, the amount of carbon dioxide in the planet’s atmosphere had never exceeded 300 parts per million until the year 1950, roughly corresponding with a massive jump in middle-class consumption of labour-saving home appliances and an increase in global industrial output.
Parents may not recognize the importance of teaching their children about energy efficiency. As our children grow, they may have to deal with rising fuel costs and environmental damage such as global warming. Children need to be taught about saving energy and saving the planet at the same time.
The transformation of residential dwellings into smart homes — a process sometimes referred to as home automation, or ‘domotics’ — is a relatively new practice, but one that is rapidly rising in popularity amongst homeowners.
Many people have become aware of the impact that small choices can have on the planet. While industrial and commercial sources make up the bulk of the world’s carbon footprint, home utility consumers can make a measurable difference in the health of the planet.
The Government of Ontario is making funding available to support residential, small business and charitable organization customers that are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
If you’re behind on your electricity or natural gas bill and face having your service disconnected, you may qualify for emergency financial help through the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). There are also special customer service rules available for low-income households.
We offer programs to help lower-income customers with their electricity bills. One of them is the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP). It provides monthly on-bill credits for lower-income customers to reduce their electricity bills.