How to Conserve Electricity And Save On your Household Energy Bills!

Are you wondering how to conserve electricity?

Below are important tips to help you lower you bills on really cold days!

CONSUMPTION IN INTENSE COLD WEATHER

Frigid winter weather increases the demand on your town's Hydro electrical grid, potentially leading to overloaded circuits and power interruptions. That is why it is important to reduce electricity use each time the temperature dips below -18 degrees C, especially during these peak periods:


Morning: from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Evening: from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

During intense cold weather, delay using major appliances until after these periods, particularly those requiring hot water like dishwashers and laundry machines.

Tips to follow when the temperature drops

  • reduce your usage of large appliances.
  • take a quick shower instead of a long hot bath
  • wash dishes by hand
  • Try not to use the washing machine
  • Air dry clothing instead of using the dryer. (dryers use a lot of electricity and are expensive to run)
  • Lower the electric thermostat and put on a sweater
  • Go to bed early and snuggle under the covers with a good book

Every kW counts. Reduce your consumption in extreme weather.