Energy Efficiency Tools for Homeowners
In keeping with our ongoing commitment to delivering energy management services and solutions to Albertans, ATCO EnergySense has developed a number of unique tools and resources for your benefit.
ATCO EnergySense House - CalculatorConduct a room-by-room review of the major appliances and equipment in your home to determine roughly how much each of them is costing you to operate.
Calculate your energy costs.
Managing Electricity at HomeThis guide will help you understand electricity consumption and the most effective actions to reduce your energy use. This includes knowing what to look for when buying electric appliances and devices, and understanding how to use them efficiently.Download the Managing Electricity at Home guide. [1.2 MB PDF]
Home Energy Consumption List
Did you know that your electric lawn mower costs about 13 cents per hour to operate? Or that it costs you roughly 5 cents each time you blow-dry your hair? For more interesting breakdowns of common appliances and devices in your home and their typical usages and costs, view the Home Energy Consumption List. [1.3 MB PDF]
Fuel Comparison Fact CardOur Fuel Comparison Fact Card is a great tool to help you evaluate and compare annual operating costs for each fuel type.
Download the Fuel Comparison Fact Card. [262 KB PDF]
Energy Conversion Table
This useful table will assist you in making various energy conversions and understanding common energy abbreviations...great for calculating your energy consumption!
View the Energy Conversion Table.
Light Output Equivalency Table
The light output equivalency table is a useful tool when replacing your old energy guzzling light bulbs with energy efficient CFL light bulbs. Because CFL's use 75% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb, they will require a lower wattage bulb - and this table shows you what to look for!
View the Light Output Equivalency Table.
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Savings Calculator
Use the CFL Savings Calculator to determine the potential cost, savings, and payback period of replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient CFL light bulbs. They use roughly 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer! The editable fields in this calculator allow you to customize your answers to fit your home.
Use the CFL Savings Calculator.
If you have an older style continuous pilot furnace rated at approximately 65% efficiency and are looking to replace it with a newer model, this calculator can be used as a guideline to give you estimated energy savings and a simple payback. The editable fields in this calculator allow you to customize your answers to fit the furnace models you are considering for purchase.
Use the Furnace Calculator.