Use these tips to save energy every day:

  • Keep your refrigerator full. Try using jugs of water. Unplug and recycle your second refrigerator.
  • Switch to ENERGY STAR LEDs that use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer.
  • Microwave small amounts of food instead of using the oven to reduce your cooking energy use by up to 80 percent.
  • Cut your shower time by in half to reduce water heating costs by 33 percent. Showers can account for up to two-thirds of your water heating costs. Install low-flow showerheads and save up to 16 percent on your water heating costs.
  • Wrap your water heater with a water heater blanket, especially if it's in an unheated area of your home.

Try these tips for a summer and save:

  • Allow cooler air from the morning or night before to flow into your home. As the temperature rises, close the windows and draw the shades to keep pre-cooled air inside.
  • Check the filter on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. A dirty filter can cause your system to work harder to keep you cool, wasting energy.
  • Install a door sweep on your garage door to seal the gap between the bottom of the door and the threshold, preventing warm air from entering and cool air from escaping.
  • Check your household’s energy use, compare rate options and find more savings tips
  • Save energy and money by using pool covers.

Try these ideas to help you stay warm and safe this winter:

  • Microwave small amounts of food instead of using the oven and reduce your cooking energy use by up to 80 percent.
  • Wash clothes in cold water and save up to $30 a year on hot water heating when using a gas water heater..
  • Wrap older water heaters with an insulating jacket to minimize excess heat loss. Leave the air intake vent uncovered when insulating a gas water heater. Save up to 10 percent on water heating costs.
  • Hire a licensed heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) contractor to check your system for leaks. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve your HVAC system efficiency by 20 percent or more.
  • Conserve energy and save money by installing a solar water heating system in your home. Learn about solar water heating and rebates.

LP Gas Safety Guidelines


  • Ensure work on fixed LPG installations whether new or being modified is carried out by a licensed or authorised gasfitter
  • Keep LPG appliances and fittings in first class condition via regular servicing, checking regularly for deterioration in performance, signs of corrosion and minor leaks
  • Use equipment and parts specifically manufactured and approved for LPG. Look for the gas appliance certification label on every appliance
  • With any LPG appliance or burner that fails to ignite immediately, turn off the gas supply and ventilate for at least three minutes to allow any gas to disperse before attempting to reignite
  • Ensure there is adequate ventilation when using LPG appliances (especially unflued appliances) to allow fresh air for consumption and removal of burnt gases
  • NEVER: Tamper with the safety valve or other cylinder fittings Use undue force to open or close the main cylinder valve. If in doubt, consult a licensed gasfitter