YOUR METER WORKS WITH TIME-OF-USE (TOU) RATES
With TOU rates, the charge for electricity varies during the day. Typically the lowest rates apply early in the morning, again in the evening and on weekends and holidays.
You can take advantage of this by shifting some of your electricity use to the lowest-cost times. For example, you could do your laundry or run your dishwasher during these off-peak hours.
Every little bit counts and this is an easy way to better manage your bill and do your part to also help our environment. Learn more about TOU rates here.
WHAT ABOUT ELECTRICITY IN THE BUILDING'S COMMON AREAS?
Your monthly condominium fees will include your share of the electricity used for lighting in the hallways, operating elevators, lighting and running fans in underground garages and outdoor lighting.
SIGN UP FOR ELECTRONIC BILLING
Electronic billing is a convenient way to take care of paying your electricity bill. It takes just minutes to sign up at Toronto Hydro eBills. You can also choose our pre-authorized payment plan which deducts the same amount from your account every month to help you budget.
CONSERVATION IDEAS FROM TORONTO HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM
- Typically you use nearly 50% of your electricity for heating and cooling. So in the summer try to keep your thermostat at 26 degrees Celsius. In the winter, aim for 22 degrees Celsius.*
- Energy-efficient appliances help you save, too. Consider how you use them to save electricity.
- Use compact fluorescent bulbs wherever possible. They’re much more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs.
- Turn off lights and equipment such as computers, TVs and stereos when they’re not being used. If you go away for more than a day, consider unplugging your TV, computer and any other equipment. They all use electricity to remain in stand-by mode, even when they’re not on.
*Source: "Heating and Cooling your Home: A Conservation Guide," Government of Ontario, 2004.
OUR BILL IS CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE
The Toronto Hydro bill is a good example of the quality of communications we deliver to our customers. It has a clear layout and has been researched for customer acceptance.
It outlines the various components that go into the charges for electricity and breaks out taxes and any other service charges. It also shows historical use, which allows customers to make comparisons over similar time periods. This encourages efficient use of electricity.
Questions or Comments
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