April 22, 2022

5 Easy Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades for Earth Day

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With today being Earth Day, sustainability is a top priority and there’s no better time than today to feature some energy-efficient products! Take a look below at just a few of the products we represent that are easy home updates to make your space more sustainable and help our environment and the future generation of homeowners.

Mysa Smart Thermostats

Mysa Smart Home Thermostat for AC/Mini-Split

While smart lights and smart doorbells are super cool, Mysa Smart Thermostats will save you money, energy, and time by learning from your habits and automatically adjusting to your schedule. The Mysa Smart Thermostat allows you to stay comfortable while saving energy and the environment. It really is the full package!

Can you guess what your largest energy expense is in your home? It’s Heating and cooling! Our Homes in Atlantic Canada can account for roughly half of the energy used in an average home. Using geofencing and your phone, the Mysa thermostat knows when you’ve left the house and will adjust the temperature accordingly saving you on average 12% on your annual energy bill. This means no more remembering to turn down the temperature when you go on vacation or reprogramming your thermostat seasonally.

Let’s look at some of the big advantages of the Mysa thermostat. Besides it being a sustainable product, you can schedule it based on your needs, and it will learn your habits over time. It is super convenient to adjust via Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit in addition to the Mysa app. Mysa was designed right here in Canada (by a Dalhousie University grad hailing from St. Jon’s, N.L. nonetheless) making it durable for our harsh Canadian winters. A bonus is whether you have baseboard heaters, a heat pump, or in-floor heating, there’s a Mysa thermostat for you!


Legrand adorne® Motion Sensor Switch

adorne® Motion Sensor Switch from Legrand

Are you forgetting something? An estimated 21% of 14 million of us regularly leave the lights on when leaving the house. This is a big deal because that means with the average home having around 40 light bulbs, the cost to light your home accounts for 20 percent of your electric bill. (unknown, n.d.)

Legrand’s adorne® motion sensor switches can help solve that problem! This dimmer allows for both manual and automatic motion-activated control. Using its motion-sensing technology, it automatically turns the lights on when entering a room and off when leaving. This means no more forgetting to turn those lights off and it saves you money in the long run!


SolarEdge Energy Bank Home Battery

SolarEdge Energy Bank Home Battery

SolarEdge’s Energy Bank Home Battery is the market’s most efficient solar storage platform. This battery maximizes solar use year-round, and during an outage, with unique, DC-coupled technology – requiring only one power conversion, vs. three conversions. Who doesn’t like saving money! This battery delivers more power at less cost, thanks to an industry-leading 94.5% round-trip efficiency, meaning system owners can maximize solar use and have a lower utility bill. The adaptive power boost feature allows your home to keep running in an outage on just one battery. When severe weather is detected on the mySolarEdge app with Weather Guard it will automatically charge your battery making sure it is all powered up before the grid goes down!

The amazing thing about these batteries is that they have a flexible design. It will connect up to three SolarEdge Energy Banks per inverter for increased power, savings, and independence. These batteries are also built for indoor/outdoor and floor/wall mount options.


SolarEdge Single-Phase Energy Hub Inverters

SolarEdge Single-Phase Energy Hub Inverter

SolarEdge’s Single-Phase Energy Hub Inverter with HD-Wave technology breaks the mold of traditional solar inverters. The maximum power point tracking and voltage management are handled separately for each solar module by the SolarEdge power optimizer, the single-phase inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion, making it simpler, more cost-effective and a more reliable solar inverter. The record-breaking 99% efficiency allows more energy production for an improved ROI.

Some of the key takeaways from the Single-Phase Energy Hub Inverters include being specifically designed to work with SolarEdge power optimizers, featuring 99% weighted efficiency which is 33%-50% less losses than the market standard, they are small lightweight and easy to install and they have high reliability due to lower heat dissipation.


Innova Heating Co. Infrared Heaters

Innova Heating Co. Infrared Heaters

Not being able to travel in the winter months because of the pandemic may have made you think about sprucing up your house and outdoor space to make it your oasis! The Innova infrared heaters are the perfect touch for the colder months! Customize your heater with a selection of colours and a variety of decor plate designs to suit your style!

Innova’s infrared heaters produce a clean, safe ray of light that only affects the objects they are warming and not the air around them. This creates an instant sensation of feeling warmth, like the heat you feel on your face from the sun. The heat is evenly distributed and won’t be blown away by a breeze. A bonus is they’re electric, so they don’t emit harmful greenhouse gases!


If you’re interested in learning more about any of these products, or where you can purchase them locally, reach out to us!

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