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Because it's your energy that drives Alberta's future​​​​

What you can do to save energy

It could be as simple as remembering to turn off the lights when you leave the room, but making changes to how you use energy can go a long way to helping you control your consumption, not to mention your costs.

With the long dark nights and cooler temperatures of winter, our energy use tends to go up – but below are some tips to help you start controlling your energy use.

How to save electricity
this winter

  • Switch to compact florescent and LED lighting - even though we use our lights more in winter, these can help lessen consumption.
  • Spotlight your work spaces - using a kitchen counter light, or a small lamp to read, brings better light to the task and saves energy.
  • Use motion detectors outdoors - motion sensors can significantly reduce energy used by outdoor lights without compromising security or style.
  • Turn off lights when not in use - more than 10 per cent of an average home's electricity costs are from lighting.
  • Use sensors or timers — if you or a family member can’t remember to turn off lights, sensors and timers can help you save.

View full electricity checklist

How to save natural gas
this winter

  • Remove window air conditioners - they can be a large source of heat loss in winter.
  • Improve your home’s insulation - over 45 per cent of a typical home’s heating and cooling can be lost through walls, roof and floor.
  • Seal leaky ducts - when ducts have leaks, they can lose up to 20 per cent of heated air before it reaches living spaces.
  • Open your shades - take advantage of winter sunlight, enjoy natural light and capture free heat.
  • Reverse your ceiling fan - run a fan in reverse to create an updraft and send warmer air down to the living space.

View full gas checklist

If you’re looking for id​eas on saving water, visit the City of Calgary’s website.

Introducing the 
My Energy IQ™ program

Take greater control over your energy.

  • Understand more about how and when you use energy
  • Find ways to save and lower your energy use

  • Create an energy savings plan

My Energy IQ™ is complimentary with residential and most small business ENMAX Energy plans.

Or to get started, sign in to your online account.​​​​​​​

All customers are free to purchase natural gas services from the default supply provider or from a retailer of their choice and to purchase electricity services from the regulated rate provider or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of natural gas and electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase natural gas services or electricity services from, you will continue receiving natural gas and electricity from the distribution company in your service area. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).


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