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3 Ways to Reduce your Home’s Carbon Footprint Did you know that Canada is the largest consumer of energy per capita in the world? Wasting energy is hard on both the environment and your wallet. Here are some steps you can take to lower your energy bill and make your home more suitable to our cold Canadian climate. 1. ENERGY STAR®  Does your home have ENERGY STAR-certified windows and doors? How about appliances? Aging windows and doors are susceptible to air leaks and drafts. This means your air conditioner or heater—depending on the season—has to work twice as hard to do its job. New energy-efficient windows and doors keep your home insulated. By trapping heat in during the winter and blocking out UV rays during the summer, your cooling and heating units won’t have to work as hard. This will make for a lower energy bill and a more comfortable…