The leaves are changing, the temperature is slowly dropping and frost warnings are starting to pop up in weather forecasts. There’s no denying fall is here, and that means starting to prep our homes for the winter months. Don’t get caught in the cold this winter, we have four amazing energy-efficient products to keep you cozy through till spring:
Mysa Smart Thermostats
Switching to a smart thermostat is one of the most important smart devices you can add to your home. While smart lights you can control with your phone are super cool, and we do love creeping who’s at the door with our smart doorbells, a smart thermostat will actually save you money, energy, and time by learning from your habits and automatically adjusting to your schedule during any season.
In Atlantic Canada, heating and cooling our homes can account for roughly half of the energy use in an average home, making it your largest energy expense. Smart thermostats are designed to lower your home’s energy consumption and can save you on average 12% on your annual energy bill.
Using geofencing and your phone, the Mysa thermostat knows when you’ve left the house and will adjust the temperature accordingly – no more remembering to turn down the temp or reprogramming your thermostat seasonally. You can schedule it based on your needs, and it will learn your habits over time, making efficient adjustments based on your schedule. Mysa was designed right here in Canada (by a Dalhousie University grad hailing from St. John’s, N.L. nonetheless) and stands up to our harsh Canadian winters.
It’s also super convenient to adjust via Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit in addition to the Mysa app.
For multiple property owners, this smart thermostat can give you peace of mind by being able to monitor and control temperatures and energy efficiency from wherever you are.
The added bonus? Whether you have baseboard heaters, a heat pump or in-floor heating, there’s a Mysa thermostat for you!
Innova Outdoor Infrared Heaters
During the pandemic we all spent a lot of time and money sprucing up our personal space, including our outdoor areas. Enjoy your outdoor living area well into the cold months with the warm radiant heat from an Innova infrared heater.
Infrared heaters produce a clean, safe ray of light that only affects the objects, warming them, and not the air around them. This creates an instant sensation of feeling warmth, similar to the heat you feel on your face from the sun. The heat produced by infrared is evenly distributed and won’t blow away in a breeze – and because they’re electric, they don’t emit harmful greenhouse gases.
Global Commander CPG Series Kickspace Heaters
Say goodbye to cold toes without costly renovations to install in-floor heating. Kickspace heaters deliver warmth to your coldest rooms by installing space-smart heaters that you can feel, but not necessarily see, like below kitchen cabinets or bath vanities. They can also be installed in the wall, floor or stairwell.
Unlike bulky baseboard heaters or space heaters that result in higher utility bills, kickspace heaters are compact, discreet and cost-effective! They work by drawing cool air from the surrounding area, heating up the captured air through heating coils and gradually returning the warm air to the room.
If chilly rooms are impeding on your home’s coziness, reclaim your comfort with a cost-effective, inconspicuous kickspace heater.
Capella 26 Heat Pump from Convectair Pro
The value and benefits of switching to a heat pump aren’t new, it’s widely known that they’re more efficient than traditional electric heating systems.
Providing great heating performance in temperatures as low as -30 °C, the Capella 26 heat pump is an ideal choice to cope with our harsh winters and with a high air conditioning efficiency ratio, it is also your best bet for the hot months of summer.
You can enjoy comfort and well-being throughout the year as well as a quick return on investment.
If you already have a heat pump installed, fall is the ideal time for its annual maintenance and cleaning. During the summer months when your heat pump is on cooling mode, it gathers moisture through condensation which can lead to dirt, grime, and potentially mold build-up. When you switch to the dry heating mode for colder months this build-up is less likely. This means if you clean your heat pump in the fall, it’s most likely to stay clean until the following fall!
Before you get started, your home heating upgrades could be eligible for rebates. Check out these additional resources for more information: