Friday’s Top 5 Tips and Trends

Friday’s Top 5 Tips and Trends

To celebrate alive’s commitment to green energy, this edition of Tips & Trends is brought to us by Bullfrog Power.

We’re thrilled to announce that alive is now bullfrogpowered® with 100% green electricity! To help share our love for renewable energy, this edition of Friday’s Top 5 Tips and Trends is all about green living tips for you, brought to us by Bullfrog Power.

1. In the kitchen: stock up the fridge

Did you know that full fridges and freezers use less energy? Fill up your fridge so it can recover its internal temperature more quickly after being opened. But remember to leave enough space around food items to allow circulation of cold air.

2. Around the home: take advantage of your blinds and drapes

In the winter, open your blinds during the day to allow sunlight to heat your home, then close them at night to minimize heat loss. In the summer, keep them closed during the day to block out the heat.

3. Home appliances: schedule your appliance usage

Electricity demand is greatest during the day. Running major appliances at night or in the early morning will put less strain on the electricity grid.

4. Insulation and heating: cover your existing hot water heater

Prevent costly heat loss by adding an insulating cover to your hot water heater (if it doesn’t already have one). You can buy a hot water heater jacket at your hardware store—it will be worth the trip, saving you on your water heating costs. While you’re at it, add insulating covers to any exposed pipes for even more savings.

5. Out and about: get vocal

Whenever you’re shopping for electronics of any kind, make sure you tell sales staff you’re looking for energy efficiency. When consumers start demanding it, companies will start supplying it.

Want more?

Check out more conservation tips in this e-booklet from Bullfrog Power!  

Who is Bullfrog Power?

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, makes it easy for homes and businesses to switch to 100% renewable energy. By choosing Bullfrog Power’s green energy, we at alive are reducing our environmental impact, supporting new renewable energy project development in our region and across Canada, and helping create a cleaner, healthier world. Bullfrog Power’s generators put clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of power our office uses.  

We challenge you to bullfrogpower your home. Use the promo code “ALIVE” and you can receive up to $50 toward your green electricity and green natural gas account. Click here for more information. 

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