Geothermal Projects? Let Us Know.
Residents contemplating a switch to geothermal energy are required to contact our Urban Planning and Inspection Division by calling 514-734-3042.
A major water main serving northern areas of Montreal runs across Town of Mount Royal and lies underneath several private properties. Deep boring operations such as the ones required for the installation of a geothermal system can potentially damage it.
Assessing proximity to the water main before undertaking deep excavations on private property clearly serves general interests.
Helpful hints for reducing your energy consumption
As winter approaches, you can reduce energy loss and contribute to protecting resources that, as we all know, are not inexhaustible.
- Seal your windows
Install adequate weather stripping around doors. This will enable you to save on heating, while also reducing your energy consumption. The Office of Energy Efficiency of Natural Resources Canada provides good tips.
- Take advantage of home visits from energy efficiency agents
They can advise you on minor work to be done in your dwelling or house or they can also provide a complete energy analysis. By becoming eco-efficient, not only do you reduce your impact on the environment, but you will also save money while improving your home comfort. For more details, visit the Agence d’efficacité énergétique du Québec.
- Improve your home’s insulation
Proper insulation of the attic or the basement could enable you to save up to 30% of your electricity bill.
- Lower your room temperature
When you go to sleep or when you go away, lowering the thermostat by three degrees will provide optimum savings.
- Leave the curtains open
Open them during winter days and make sure that you close them at night. It’s easy to do and will enable you to save close to 5%.
- Choose Energy Star certification
If you need to buy a new electrical appliance, make sure that you choose an appliance that meets Energy Star’s high efficiency requirements. You can obtain more information on the Office of Energy Efficiency site, where you can also obtain the Énerguide document.
- Turn off your dishwasher for the drying cycle
Just open the door and let the dishes dry in the open air.
- Use low-consumption fluocompact bulbs
These bulbs operate a little bit along the lines of fluorescent tubes and are therefore particularly economical with energy. You’ll save up to $30 a year and close to one third of a ton of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
- Take part in the pick-up of recyclable materials
You’ll be contributing to reducing the presence of polluting materials in the atmosphere linked to the normal processing of simple garbage. Consult the Recyc-Québec site to find out more about recycling and its benefits and make sure that you know about the recycling pick-up that Mount Royal provides.
- Compost with your plant waste
You’ll obtain natural fertilizer for your plants or garden, as well as reduce the amount of waste that you produce. The Town of Mount Royal offers its residents the opportunity to obtain a domestic composter at a low price. To obtain one or for more information, write us or call 514-734-3037.
- Consume local products
Your food travels an average of between 2,500 and 4,000 km before it gets to your plate. Those kinds of distances translate into a lot of greenhouse gas that could easily be avoided. To find out more about ecological transportation, you can consult Equiterre.
- Should you take a bath or a shower?
When choosing, make it a shower. Filling up a 200 litre bathtub to half of its capacity requires 50% more hot water than a 7-minute shower with a flow of 9.5 litres per minute. You can go even further and shorten your shower by a few minutes, as well as installing a low-flow showerhead. To find out more, consult the Hydro-Québec site.
- Plant trees and shrubs
They absorb CO2 and contribute to stabilizing the climate.
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