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Our commitment to New Brunswickers

We’re committed to serving our communities. As the COVID-19 situation in New Brunswick evolves, we’ll continue to adjust and expand our services accordingly, while respecting physical distancing and safety protocols.  
 
Find out how we’re supporting our customers, and see which services remain suspended.

 

Our commitment to New Brunswickers

New Brunswickers can once again benefit from our residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs. Our community outreach program remains on hold. We’ll continue to do our part to contain the spread of COVID-19 by respecting physical distancing and safety protocols.  

Heating and Cooling

Heating Tips
No-cost
  • Lower your thermostat to 17°C while sleeping or when you are away.
  • When you're at home, try to keep the inside temperature below 20°C.
  • Check your room temperature with a thermometer or gauge and adjust heating devices accordingly.
  • Wear slippers or socks and a warm sweater instead of setting thermostats higher.
  • Open window coverings to let in free solar heat on sunny winter days.
  • Close window coverings to help keep heat in on cold winter evenings.
  • Make sure any unnecessary baseboard heaters are shut off at the circuit breaker in your electrical panel.
  • At the end of the heating season, make sure all baseboard heaters are "off" at the circuit breaker in your electrical panel.
  • Check the status of heating devices in garages and other small buildings on your property and make sure only required heaters are active.
  • Vacuum baseboard heater fins at least once a year.
  • Keep baseboard heaters free from obstructions like furniture.
  • Check cooler, unused rooms for signs of moisture and mould regularly
Easy, Low Cost
  • Install a programmable thermostat to make setting back your heat while sleeping or away easier for consistent energy savings. For every 3°C lower, you could save 6% on your electric heating costs (an average of $68/yr).
  • Use plastic window kits to increase the energy performance of your windows.
  • Make sure to shut the damper and glass doors of your open-hearth fireplace once the fire is out.
  • Use a portable space heater to heat the room(s) you spend your time in while setting your central furnace to a lower setting. Never leave a portable heater plugged in while not required or unattended.
  • Keep your central heating system in tip top shape by having it checked by a certified service professional at least once per year.
  • Change your central furnace filters regularly, especially if you burn wood.
Mid-Range
  • Caulk and weather strip around drafty doors and windows.
  • Seal and insulate your attic hatch.
  • Seal and insulate your unused open-hearth fireplace.
Investment
  • Damp-proof and insulate your basement, an uninsulated basement can account for 25% of the heat loss in a house.
  • Buy ENERGY STAR® qualified windows and doors.
Cooling Tips

Humidity – finding the right balance