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Understanding how to save energy at home just got easier for customers of Algoma Utilities.

For Algoma residents who have ever wondered just how much energy could be saved through measures such as adjusting the thermostat or adding storm windows, answers are now just a few mouse clicks away on the Home Energy Suite. This online resource provides customers with 24/7 access to the energy answers they seek and provides one-stop-shopping for the residential customer’s energy information needs.

Customers are encouraged to try this online tool. It’s easy to use and available to customers anytime, from the comfort of home.”

The HomeEnergySuite gives customers the opportunity to conduct a self analysis on their home and review scenarios that will help them save energy and money. The online calculator features a quick, one-screen form that asks users about a dozen questions about their home and provides an estimate of the home’s monthly and annual energy use.

The calculator can be used to consider making a change, like reducing your home’s water heater temperature. Other changes include adjusting heating settings down or cooling settings up; reducing air leaks in the home; adding insulation; installing storm windows; or changing out a heating system. Just click “Calculate” after each change to see the difference in their monthly energy bill.

HomeEnergySuite also provides a big-picture look at overall home energy usage. Clicking the suite’s “Chart” button provides a pie chart with the percentage break-down of total annual energy use by appliance or system type. Other features of this online tool include a library of energy information, energy savings tips, and the option to receive an e-mail report that includes steps for taking action to save energy in the home.

Check out the HomeEnergySuite today!