Our Best Answer: How can I calculate my Home Energy Costs?

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The amount of energy used per household depends on many factors such as climate, household size, dwelling size, heating/cooling source, hot water source, lighting and use of household appliances and other devices such as televisions and computers.   While heating and cooling account for much of the energy used by a household, appliances and other devices also contribute to household energy use.  

Ever wonder how much energy you’re consuming at home? You can calculate your energy consumption by using NS Power’s Energy Calculator. It’s simple and easy, not to mention a quick way to find out your energy consumption.

Want to stay ahead and help the environment too? You can find tons of ways to save energy by going to our Use Less Energy at Home and Use Less Energy at Work sections.

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Battery Storage
.js-equal-billing-q { color: #2154a0; } .js-equal-billing-q:hover { text-decoration: underline; } Frequently Asked Questions Q: How does home battery storage work? A: A home battery storage system stores energyin two ways. If your home has an alternative energy source like solar panels,...
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Equal Billing Calculator
Square Footage Total square footage including basement (numbers only) Type of Home Select one... Bungalow Split Entry Mini-Home Storey and a half Two Storey Age of Home Greater Than 5 Years Less Than 5 Years R2000 R-2000 certified homes are best-in-class energy-efficient homes that include high le...
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Home Heating
Basic tips Better insulation and draft proofing will make your home more comfortable and energy efficient by helping to keep your valuable heat inside. A regular tune-up of your furnace and boiler will ensure they operate at peak efficiency. Keep your furnace filter clean. A dirty one delivers les...
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Nova Scotia Power and Emera to fund energy savings retrofits at no cost to customers
Nova Scotia Power and Emera today announce a community investment to help permanently reduce energycosts through energy saving retrofits for Nova Scotian homes. ... HALIFAX, NS – Nova Scotia Power and Emera today announced a community investment to help permanently reduce energycosts through ene...
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Using Less Energy at Home
{"Home Lighting"} Home Lighting There are lots of easy things you can do to reduce the amount of energy you use for lighting - here are a few to get you started. Home Heating Heating makes up half the energy bill in most Nova Scotian homes, making it the single largest use of en...
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Beyond heat pumps: find the home energy solution right for you
Winter is coming; we can’t stop it, but we can help prevent Old Man Winter from running up your heating bill. As we adjust to the changes that come with the colder weather, we want to ensure that you know all the homeenergy solutions that are available to you. Heat pumps are an excellent choice,...
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Energy Calculator
This feature is only available on your desktop computer or tablet. To use this tool, please visit the page from your desktop or tablet. Lighting # of items Hours per day kWh /month 2 month cost Annual Total...
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For My Home
In this section RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS We can help you with a wide range of home heating solutions including heat pumps, water heaters, and electric thermal storage products. You can also learn about innovative technologies for your home such as electric vehicles, ba...
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Electric Heat
Thermostats Thermostats located in uninsulated basements and garages should have an "off" position. Otherwise, the heater will stay on during the coldest days. Keep the rooms in your house at close to the same temperature setting (within 2°C). This will avoid drafts and long waiting periods for th...
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Home Lighting
Simple Tips Turn off lights when you don’t need them. Replace incandescent bulbs with efficient ENERGY STAR™ compact fluorescent lights – now available in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Make the most of natural daylight. Use a single more powerful light where you now have two or more. Lower W...
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