According to the CBC, the average Canadian household spends $100 on electricity a month. Contractors like Gavin Electric are dedicated to providing lighting solutions that help increase energy efficiency for this very reason. It’s expensive to provide electricity to a home, but the issue goes much deeper than that. There are many reasons why energy efficiency matters.

Doing more with less energy doesn’t just benefit you, it helps the whole world. That’s why we hope to be part of a larger movement toward being mindful of the energy that we use. Here are some of the major reasons that energy efficiency matters:

  • It saves money

This one is the most important one for many home and property owners. When we begin work on a residential or commercial property, it’s our goal to make it as energy-efficient as possible. Using LEDs or other light-efficient models could save you up to 80% on your bills every year. The more the costs rise, the better savings will be for those who are efficient.

  • It improves the economy

What many Canadians don’t realize is just how much the drive toward being energy efficient is helping our economy. Think about just how much this new industry is propelling different aspects of industry. Some of the major benefits are:

  • Businesses are saving money and not transferring costs to customers
  • The energy sector is creating jobs, spurring on new renovations and products.
  • Energy efficiency is driving innovation

Trying to save as much previous energy as possible is doing far more than just padding our wallets and keeping our utility costs down, it is improving the economy and providing valuable jobs.

  •  It’s great for the environment

We all know just how important it is to protect the environment, and energy efficiency’s end goal is to make the world more sustainable and safe for future generations. Think of all of the great things that cutting down waste has done for the planet. The policies and technology behind this industry have drastically reduced waste and preserved valuable resources, all while lessening the strain on our infrastructure. Using less light also reduces the demand for plants, the wires to bring the energy, and all of the rest of the infrastructure that goes with it.

We approach every job with the end goal of giving your home or business the best lighting possible, and this includes energy efficiency. Savings, an improved economy, and a healthy environment are things that all Canadians can get behind.