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New winter Time-of-Use rates start November 1st

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Take advantage of Time-of-Use rates - time shift to off-peak hours to manage your costs

November means a change to the winter Time-of-Use hours, so be sure you know when you can best take advantage of off-peak hours.

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Make the move to savings. Shift the use of larger appliances such as your laundry and dishwasher to off-peak evenings and weekends - the more you can shift, the more you can save. If your appliances have timers, use them to make time-shifting even easier.

The first step - understand how and when you're using electricity

Register at Toronto Hydro's Time-of-Use site for your own dashboard where you can see your electricity usage by hour, day, week and month. This is really cool, check out the Time-of-Use site and understand how much you pay for your electricity use.

You'll see how much electricity you're using at the lowest rate off-peak hours versus the mid- and on-peak hours.

Get more time-shifting ideas at 10 Smart Meter Lane

Visit the interactive house at 10 Smart Meter Lane to dramatically see the effect of Time-of-Use rates as you're using appliances and lighting at different times of day. For example, you can insert the time you usually run your clothes dryer and learn not only how much it costs you to run it then, but how much you'd save if you shifted to a different time. You'll get many new ideas on how to take advantage of off-peak times. Go to 10 Smart Meter Lane today.

Direct link: http://www.ieso.ca/house/torontohydro/

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Alex Melconian
Sales Representative
RE/MAX Hallmark Realty LTD.
O: 416.494.7653 C: (647) 887-7995
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Published Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:54 AM by Alex Melconian

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