5 Ideas to “Green” Your Home and Save

Making environmentally-friendly upgrades to your home can save you money, reduce your ecological footprint and even help lower your insurance costs. Get started with these tips:

 

  1. Get connected!

Smart home owners can connect their devices to an app to control various systems remotely. Smart home technology can reduce waste in heat, cooling, lighting, and water usage, which can reduce utility bills.

Similarly, you can save on CDSPI Home Insurance1 if you install a centrally monitored burglar and fire alarm system and automatic sprinklers.

 

  1. Update your plumbing

Water damage is the number one cause of home insurance losses. Energy-efficient pipes and plumbing systems help use water more efficiently, and reduce the risk of cracks, leaks or poor water quality. Alert2 water and freeze detector sends a notification to your smartphone if a leak is detected or there is a risk of freezing. Save even more with a shut-off valve that automatically closes the main water supply in your home when a leak is detected.

 

  1. Insulate your walls and roof

Good insulation helps to hold in the heat in cold weather and keeps the cool air in during summer. Plus, insulating your pipes will protect them from freezing and bursting in cold winter temperatures.

 

  1. Upgrade heating and cooling systems

Energy-efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems help maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature year-round, and reduce the incidence of fire or frozen pipes.  Save up to 10% on your CDSPI Home Insurance if your residence is LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

 

  1. Use energy-efficient appliances and lighting

ENERGY STAR® appliances are rated by the Canadian government for maximum energy efficiency, and rebates and tax credits may be available upon purchase. LED bulbs use less energy and last longer than regular lightbulbs.

 

Find out if you are eligible for government rebates and tax credits for environmentally friendly products and upgrades.

 

CDSPI offers exceptional Home Insurance rates to the dental community. To get your quote call 1.877.277.7230.

 

  1. CDSPI Home Insurance is underwritten by The Personal Insurance Company and distributed by CDSPI Advisory Services Inc. Home Insurance is not currently available to residents of Quebec.
  2. Alert is available with The Personal mobile app. To find out more about The Personal App visit thepersonal.com/mobileapp-cdspi

 

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