TORONTO, April 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Spring weather has made its debut. The days are longer so it's easy to conserve by turning the lights on a little later. Get outside, enjoy the weather and shift your electricity use to Off-Peak times. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") is reminding its Time-of-Use (TOU) customers that electricity prices on the upcoming holiday weekend are at OFF-PEAK rates - the lowest electricity price - all day.
The following dates are designated OFF-PEAK periods:
- Friday, April 6
- Saturday, April 7
- Sunday, April 8
- But, NOT Easter Monday
TOU rates are designed to encourage customers to shift their electricity use to off-peak periods. This helps reduce strain on the grid for periods when electricity consumption is at its peak.
Customers interested in learning more about their electricity consumption can sign up for Toronto Hydro's TOU website (www.torontohydro.com/tou) to view their personal electricity usage on an hourly, daily and weekly basis. The data is updated as recently as the previous day. We've also added new usage alerts, which are e-mailed to customers to help them track and predict their electricity use.
COUPON EVENT - now until April 29, 2012.
Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the saveONenergy COUPON EVENT where they can enjoy instant savings on a wide range of qualified energy efficient products, including ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, clotheslines and power bars. These coupons are available at participating retailers now until April 29, 2012. For more information, visit torontohydro.com/coupons.
Green your Spring Clean!
Got the itch to start tidying up around the house? Here are some electricity saving tips to help make your spring clean green:
- Clean your air conditioner filter and replace every one or two months to reduce cooling costs.
- Seal your air ducts with duct tape to minimize air leaks for heating and cooling efficiency.
- Caulk, weather strip and insulate to reduce your heating and cooling bills by as much as 25 per cent.
- Install blinds or plant shade trees around the house to minimize the need for air conditioning.
- Install a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature when you're not home.
- Turn your heating and cooling system off on warmer spring days when you don't need it and when opening the windows to air-out your home.
For more information on these and other programs, visit: torontohydro.com/conservation
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 709,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.
The information in these materials is based on information currently available to Toronto Hydro Corporation and its affiliates (together hereinafter referred to as "Toronto Hydro"), and is provided for information purposes only. Toronto Hydro does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information and undertakes no obligation to revise or update these materials. Toronto Hydro (including its directors, officers, employees, agents and subcontractors) hereby waives any and all liability for damages of whatever kind and nature which may occur or be suffered as a result of the use of these materials or reliance on the information therein.
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System