It’s the winter season and it always seems as though the hydro bills just keep on rising. Help keep them in check with these 3 tips.

1. Use your oven less
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Did you know that an electric range in full operation uses more power than any other piece of equipment in your home? The smaller burners use less power than the oven element, so instead of roasting, look for ways to braise and stew.

2. Use your clothes dryer less
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Clothes drying accounts for nearly 6% of total home electricity expense. This can add up to an energy cost of more than $1500 over the life of the dryer. Hang clothes to air dry to save significant energy and reduce bills.

3. Use cold water in your washer
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Nearly 90% of energy used to wash clothes is for heating the water. Reduce energy use and electric bills by hundreds of dollars a year using lower wash temperatures or cold water.

Check out My Home Tour to discover more energy and money saving ideas in your home.


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© The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada. All rights reserved. This article is for informational purposes only. All recommendations are general guidelines and are not intended to be exhaustive or complete, nor are they designed to replace information or instructions from the manufacturer of your equipment. Contact your equipment service representative or manufacturer with specific questions. Under no circumstances shall BI&I or any party involved in creating or delivering this article be liable for any loss or damage that results from the use of the information or images contained in or linked to in this article.

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