Over the past year or more I have been slowly making changes to our hydro usage trying desperately to reduce the kWh use and in turn reduce the monthly cost of our bill. I have made many different changes, investing heavily into upfront costs for a long term reduction.
This weekend I decided to take on a personal project in our basement to lighten the room up a bit and to change the style. After watching many different episodes of different home improvement and remodeling shows on @HGTVCanada I noticed a neat effect that some designers were doing on old outdated brick, whitewashing it.
The far back wall of our basement was a brick fireplace with reddish brick.
Last October I replaced 38 #halogen pot lights in our new house with low wattage LED's and got quite a significant decrease in hydro usage (LED's and the power to save part one) but these 38 bulbs did not even account for 50% of the bulbs in the house. Recently Save on #Energy introduced some spring coupons to be applied to different power saving items that you can replace in your house, one of these coupons were $5 off #LED #bulbs, single or multi packs. Canadian Tire had a sale that had the $5 off coupon applied at time of sale for qualifying items.
A few months back I purchased a home #security system for our house, but, it was much more than just a security system. It was a whole smart system with the regular security features. The system was purchased from Cannon Security and was installed to a tee with help along the way to help me with all of the new features. Below is a list of the features and items that I added to our system and how they make our house safe, secure, and smart.
This may seem like a strange post, but if you know me, Hydro Ottawa and I have not had the most trusting and agreeable relationship over the years that I have lived in Ontario.
Back in good ol' 2002 when my now wife and I packed up from Newfoundland and headed West to Ontario for work, we moved into a small one bedroom apartment. We got our utilities and perks installed (hydro, phone, cable, ect...). Then we moved into a house in 2006. Here are some of the issues/problems I have with Hydro Ottawa: