5 tips for an energy efficient living room

JANUARY 23, 2018

The living room is one of the most popular rooms in your home. Read these tips to make it even better!

1. Make your lighting energy efficient

Replace traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting and use ENERGY STAR® light fixtures. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

2. Install a power strip

Save energy by attaching your electronic equipment to a single power strip and turning it off when you're finished.

3. Install energy efficient electronics

Choose ENERGY STAR® options when buying your new TV, DVD player or home theatre system to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

4. Adjust your thermostat

Save money on your monthly cooling and heating bill by setting your thermostat to 20°C (68°F) in the winter and 25.6°C (78°F) in the summer.

5. Protect air from escaping

Close your fireplace flue damper to prevent warm or cool air from escaping up the chimney. Use insulated drapes to block out the sun in the summer and keep warm air inside in the winter.