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October 31st, 2013, 07:30 AM
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Theres lots of ways to lower a hydro bill.
- newer energy efficient appliances if affordable. Old appliances suck hydro like crazy
-keep fridges and freezers full, when full they need to run less to keep cold.
-make sure there no dust build up on the back.
-unplug anything like toasters, coffee makers, tvs etc when not in use. Even when not in use the cord still draws power
-for high traffic areas keep the lights on all night instead of turning off and on cause that uses more energy. An extra "shot" is needed to light them, it adds up
-energy efficient bulbs. Try to find mercury free ones. More expensive but worth it
-Keep everything off during the day as possible
-certain hours of the day costs more. Here the cheap time is 7pm-7am so thats when it's best to do stuff like laundry
-use dryer as little as possible.
-always do full loads with cold water
-check temp on hot water tank, turn down a couple degrees if too high.
-fix any drafts in windows and doors those small drafts can make a big heating difference
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