The ENERGY STAR® symbol indicates that the product is more energy efficient than other products in its category. A product must meet strict energy efficiency criteria in order to be labelled with this internationally recognized symbol. Using this product helps consumers reduce their energy bills.
Consult the following Web sites for practical tips and to find out about energy efficiency subsidies:
Subsidies for the purchase of several energy saving appliances and for the purchase of Novoclimat houses by Gazifère clients: www.gazifere.com.
Subsidies for the purchase of programmable thermostats, compact fluorescent light bulbs and ENERGY STAR® household appliances, pool timers, the installation of geothermal heaters and air conditioners, etc.: www.hydroquebec.com/mieuxconsommer/index.html. You can also have your energy inefficient refrigerator picked up and get $30 back: www.recyc-frigo.com.
Rénoclimat is a residential renovation program that provides an energy assessment before and after the renovation, an energy rating for the house (ÉnerGuide) and access to financial assistance. For additional information, go to www.aee.gouv.qc.ca/mon-habitation/renoclimat or call 1-866-266-0008.
Several contractors are certified in the Outaouais to build more energy efficient homes. Check the list: www.aee.gouv.qc.ca.
Did you know that some insurance companies offer lower insurance premiums for consumers who choose a LEED (ecological construction standard) certified home. Homes that receive this certification meet high environmental standards. Find out more from your insurance company.
Éconologis is an energy efficiency program for low-income households. For additional information, go to www.efficaciteenergetique.mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/mon-habitation/econologis.