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Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been talking about why energy efficiency matters- to Save the Internet!

Now… what can you do about becoming more energy efficient? In the next few weeks, Smartcool will be publishing a number of helpful handouts on energy efficiency measures for specific types of buildings.

Before we get into those details, here are some areas you can start attacking your energy bill:

Heating & Air Conditioning = 56% of residential electricity, 44% of commercial electricity

Seal and insulate your building envelope. Why would you want to pay to heat or cool the outdoors? Use weather stripping or caulking to seal up windows, doors and any other cracks in your building envelope. Check that your building is properly insulated to maintain your indoor temperature with less energy.

Adjust your temperature. In many cases, you can save a lot of energy simply by turning the thermostat down a couple degrees in the winter- or up a couple degrees in the summer.

ECO3-product-angle--compressedChoose energy efficient systems. One of the best ways you can heat and cool your building is with a heat pump. These tend to be the most energy efficient option on the market and work incredibly well for the majority of buildings that use a moderate amount of climate control (homes, small to mid-sized retail or office buildings, etc.).

Get smart. There are many smart thermostats on the market today, and you can make them even smarter by adding in one of Smartcool’s products. We work with the thermostat and the compressor in the air conditioning or heat pump system to cut energy consumption by about 15% kWh. Learn more about how our ECO3 and ESM work here.

unpluggedAppliances= 20% of residential and commercial electricity

Purchase energy efficient models. When you are making the decision to buy a new stove, a new toaster, or a new TV, choose the most energy efficient models.

Unplug unused equipment. If you are going on holiday, unplug everything! Your TV does not need to eat up your spare cash by staying plugged in with no one there to watch it. The rest of the time, unplug things when they are not in use, including phone and laptop chargers. Need help remembering to unplug?

Lighting = 10% of residential electricity, 20% of commercial electricity

Switch to CFL bulbs. These use 1/3 to 1/5 the amount of energy of a normal incandescent bulb and they last 8 to 15 times longer. So you use less energy and create less waste!cfl bulb

Install occupancy sensors. Instead of lighting up a space with no people, make sure you are only using energy when there is someone there to see it!

Switch lights off. There are plenty of timers available that can be easily added to lamps and other lighting to make sure you only leave them on for a certain period of time. Or you can put up reminders so that lights get turned off when people leave a room.

It's time we all got a lot smarter with our energy- now let's get going!

Latest Press Releases

Smartcool Announces New CEO

Vancouver, BC. December 22, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce the addition of Theodore (Ted) Konyi to the executive team of the company, effective January 1, 2015. Mr Konyi, the founder of Smartcool, has now agreed to return as CEO to lead the company as it launch...

Refrigerated Trailer Testing yields average Daily Savings of 4.7 gallons of Diesel

Vancouver, BC. December 17, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce that the testing has been completed on a Refrigerated trailer, with savings achieved between four to six gallons per day depending on setpoint and outside air. This equates to 17% to 25% of the fuel co...

Smartcool Distributor Succeeds in Turning Car Dealerships Green

Vancouver, BC. December 15, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to report that Total Energy Concepts (TEC) has successfully installed Smartcool's ECO3 technology in 20 auto dealerships across the United States. With a growing concern about GHG (Green House Gas) emissions due to ...

Ener-Tech Cashing in on Smartcool ECO3 in Las Vegas

Vancouver, BC. October 20, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is excited to announce that it has recently signed a distribution agreement with Ener-Tech of Las Vegas, Nevada. Ener-Tech is utilizing the Smartcool's ECO3 product to optimize the performance of the air conditioning and heat pu...

Smartcool Signs Tri-Caribbean Energy as a Key Distribution Partner

Vancouver, BC. October 9, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with a new Distribution Partner in the strategically significant Caribbean market. Tri-Caribbean Energy has begun to sell Smartcool's ECO3 product in order to opti...

Smartcool Confirms Test Refrigerated Trailer Uses Up to 28 Gallons of Diesel per Day in the Refriger…

Vancouver, BC. October 1, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the refrigerated truck testing initiative previously updated on September 17, 2014. As the compressor of a refrigerated trailer is driven by an independent diesel engine with its own fuel supp...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Fuel Savings in The Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. September 17, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014 and updated on August 13, 2014 with a Florida-based food distribution firm. The goal of this testing is to determine the impact of the Smar...

Smartcool Signs Agreement with New Distributor Targeting Residential Markets

Vancouver, BC. August 19, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Smartcooling LLC (Smartcooling) and received an initial order of ECO3 units. Smartcooling is a new independent distributor, formed for the specific purpose of broad...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. August 15, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is please to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014, with a Florida-based food distribution firm.  The goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor ...

Smartcool Enters Next Phase of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announced today that it has received approval for beta testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a Florida-based food distribution firm. This test is the next phase in introducing Smartcool's technology to the refrigerated transportation secto...

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