Feel all warm and fuzzy this season by saving energy — and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

4 home heating tips to help you save energy and money

Adulting is hard: sorting your recyclables, packing a healthy lunch and composting your food scraps … not to mention, keeping your reusable coffee mug moderately clean! All so you can rest assured that your very responsible, grown-up behaviour helps the planet AND saves you money at the same time. Now that’s #AdultingDoneRight.

One of the best ways to contribute to a lower-carbon future while saving some coin? Conserve energy at home with these energy-saving tips:

1. Upgrade to efficient natural gas appliances

If you want to keep your place cozy this season without having to crank the heat and wasting energy, consider switching to a high-efficiency natural gas heating system.

New ENERGY STAR® natural gas furnaces are between 95 and 99 per cent efficient. That means when installed correctly, for every dollar you spend on natural gas, between $0.95 and $0.99 is used as heat.

Right now, FortisBC has rebates up to $1,000 on high-efficiency natural gas furnaces when you upgrade your furnace.*

2. Weatherproof your home

The cooler weather means zipping your coat up to keep the chill out, and the same goes for your abode!

Zip up your home by caulking windows, weatherstripping doors, sealing gaps and cracks and upgrading your insulation so you can keep heat from escaping and conserve energy. Unsure about your DIY skills? FortisBC has energy saving tips and how-to videos.

3. Install a connected thermostat

To save even more energy, consider installing a smart-learning or connected thermostat. The energy-efficiency features such as scheduling and remote access from your smartphone can help you save money on home heating costs!

4. Service your heating system regularly

A big part of adulting is maintenance. Your health, your car, your home—they all need a little TLC to stay in tip-top shape.

To ensure your natural gas heating system is working as efficiently and safely as possible, have it inspected and serviced regularly by a licensed contractor. FortisBC’s Trade Ally Network directory makes finding a qualified contractor easy. That’s #AdultingDoneRight.

*Terms and conditions apply. Review individual rebate pages for full details.

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