Running the A/C 24/7 and new HST rates may create a billing “shock”. But there are ways to save money. Over half a million Smart Meters have now been installed in Toronto – this means you can choose a lower electricity rate simply by choosing to run your appliances at a different time during the day or week.
Plan to run your appliances such as dishwashers and dryers before or after
on-peak times (or on weekends) and
you’ll actually pay less on hydro.
Summer Rates (May 1-Oct. 31)
Rates as of July 2010
On-Peak 11am-5pm $0.099/kWh
Tips: Avoid doing laundry and running the dishwasher. Program your central air thermostat to a warmer temperature.
Mid-Peak 7am-11am & 5pm-9pm $0.08/kWh
Tips: Make sure you turn off your television, radio and lights when you leave a room. Keep your air conditioning cool by closing doors and windows.
Off-Peak 9pm-7am $0.053/kWh
Tips: A great time to do laundry, run the dishwasher and cut the lawn (with electric mower). All Day Weekends & Holidays!
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