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

Baby its Cold Outside! -Is your attic insulating you against high heating 
Scotiabank 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 
"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

EcoLiving Magazine is now available in a new interactive digital format at 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 (, 
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.

Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Media Communications,

SOURCE: Scotiabank

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