Nobody wants to flush their money down the drain.
But when you pay for city water, that’s exactly what happens — every time you pull the plug, flush a toilet, bathe, or shower.
It’s clear that water conservation is an important part of a home energy saving strategy. By controlling how much water you use, you can save on water bills — and help conserve a vital resource in your community.
For Toronto homeowner John Waller, who has lived with his family in his 1918 brick home for the past 20 years, taking care of the home’s energy needs meant going beyond the energy-efficient gas furnace and gas hot water heater he’d already installed.
That’s why he paid close attention to his Toronto Home Energy Advisor, who conducted an audit of his home to reveal more ways to reduce the flow of energy out of his home — by reducing the flow of water down the drains.
Waller was pleased to learn that low-water-use dual-flush toilets are eligible for federal, provincial and city grants.
For each of the three toilets Waller replaced in his home, he earned combined federal and provincial grants and rebates from the City of Toronto’s Residential Toilet Replacement Program. Waller says the replacement toilets made a lot of sense, since he’s saving several gallons of water on every flush. “It’s an absolute must.”
In addition to reducing the flow of water from his home, Waller followed his Toronto Home Energy Advisor’s advice to reduce the flow of heating and cooling energy, too. He added attic insulation, insulated the floors in the home’s front porch extension, and did extensive draft-proofing by caulking, sealing and weatherstripping cracks and gaps around windows and doors.
Overall, the whole energy audit and renovation process was “very straightforward,” says Waller. He adds that more Canadians should make energy-saving improvements to their homes — both for the cost savings, and because “it is right for the environment and helps keep our cities clean.”
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Each Toronto home has its own specific energy-savings needs, and yours is no different. The right renovations add up to big savings. By following the expert advice of a certified Ontario energy advisor, you’ll make the energy renovations or "retrofits" that are right for your Toronto home — and help improve your energy costs and the Greater Toronto environment.
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