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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada's natural
resources and the competitiveness of Canada's natural resources products. NRCan develops policies and programs that
enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
Did you know that Appliances account for 14 percent of the energy consumed in the average Canadian Household.
-Electronics accounted for more than 20 percent of electricity in non-electrically heated homes.
-Space heating 63%
-Water Heating 17%
-Space Cooling 2%
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) promotes energy-efficient appliances with three tools:
1.Energy Efficient Regulation - which sets minimum energy performance standards.
2.The Energuide Label - which shows how much energy a specific product uses.
3.The Energy Star symbol - which identifies high efficient models
If you want to save energy, lower utility bills, and reduce the impact on the environment then energy efficient
products may be the answer. The Product Information Section at NRCan has information on over 70 products in a variety
of residential and commercial categories such as Appliances, Electronics, Lighting, Heating, Cooling, Office Equipment
and much more. There is even a Searchable Product List which you can compare products and find the most energy
efficient product for your specific needs.
Make sure you have a good look at the additional information under each Product Category some sections have
additional tools and information which you might find useful. Click on the highlighted/underlined text above to go directly
to the appropriate sections.
Residential Energy use in Canada by activity, 2010
Disclaimer: This information is provided for general information purposes only. Any reliance or action taken based on the
information, materials and techniques described are the responsibility of the user. Readers are advised to consult appropriate
professional resources to determine what is safe and suitable in their particular case. DASH Inspection Services assumes no
responsibility for any consequence arising from use of the information, materials and techniques described. Any reference to a
specific company is for general information only. I highly recommend you get a min of three quotes and do your homework.
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are found everywhere electricity is used and come from home appliances, computers,
office equipment, wiring in our homes and workplace's, and electric power facilities, such as substations, transmission lines
and distribution lines.
For more than 30 years, research studies have examined the possibility that exposure to EMFs might affect health. Both
national and international health agencies, including Health Canada and the World Health Organization, have concluded
that the scientific research does not demonstrate that EMFs cause or contribute to adverse health effects.
Some questions remain the subject of on-going research...this information was taken from Hydro One's EMF position
statement April 2008...Read more.