The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from CNW Group

Baby its Cold Outside! -Is your attic insulating you against high heating costs?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby its Cold Outside! -Is your attic insulating you against high heating costs?07:00 EST Wednesday, January 23, 2013Scotiabank EcoLiving Magazine out this week with energy saving tips TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Temperatures have dropped to true Canadian winter levels and for most homeowners across the country that means turning up thermostats and seeing heating bills climb. Just in time to help Canadians insulate their homes and their wallets with energy savings ideas, the winter issue of Scotiabank EcoLiving Magazine is out this week and available free of charge at all Scotiabank branches across Canada and in digital format at ecoliving.scotiabank.com/issue5"Our EcoLiving program is designed to help Canadians find energy savings right at home so they can save money that can be reinvested in their residence or put to good use in other ways," said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Scotiabank. "The winter issue is full of practical and affordable solutions that will help turn down the heat on energy bills."Particularly timely to dropping temperatures, the article entitled "What insulation should you install?" explains how one Canadian family easily increased the energy efficiency of their home by adding attic insulation. With virtually no disruption to their home life, the insulation effectiveness factor of R-12 was raised immediately to R-50 and resulted in a 30% reduction in gas charges. R-levels indicate insulation effectiveness; the higher the number, the more resistant it is to the movement of heat.There are plenty of other useful articles that homeowners will find helpful for saving energy and money:"We slashed our water bill by 70%!" inspires with a story of how one family of four made smart bathroom changes that created significant water savings;"Shrink your next hydro bill"  provides specific steps to save on hydro immediately; and,Rebates & Savings reveals sources of hidden power loss known as 'vampire power' that, once unplugged, can bring instant paypack.EcoLiving Magazine is now available in a new interactive digital format at ecoliving.scotiabank.com/issue5 enabling readers to access current and back issues and read EcoLiving on their computers, tablets, iPhone or iPad.EcoLiving Magazine is part of Scotiabank's larger EcoLiving program introduced in 2010 to provide Canadian homeowners with resources that help save money, reduce energy usage and contribute to a healthier home and planet. In addition to the information-packed EcoLiving website (www.ecoliving.scotiabank.com), the Bank offers Scotiabank EcoEnergy Financing Options for renewable energy projects, and recently introduced the EcoLiving Auto Loan to help consumers purchase clean fuel vehicles.SOURCE: ScotiabankFor further information: Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416.933.0646 d.clark@scotiabank.com