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Spring Energy Saving Tips
There are many ways to use your appliances less and save more money during the spring using simple energy saving tips.
As the weather warms up your home will as well while your appliances work hard to keep you cool. There are many small adjustments you can make to your home and to your daily habits to save on energy and money. An energy audit is a great way to find where the most improvement can be made, but it isn`t always necessary. Some common sense and simple energy saving tips you can find online will often do the trick. Here are some of the easiest ways for you to save money on energy this spring season.
Signs and Symptoms of Natural Gas Leak
A gas leak is one of the most dangerous problems to occur in any home.
Do not try to troubleshoot or fix a gas leak yourself – not only is dangerous, you could also make the problem worse. If you suspect you have a gas leak and no stove burners were left on immediately call your l gas utility.
What is my Monthly Energy Usage?
Calculating your home’s monthly energy usage is easy, all you need is some information about your electronic devices and a bit of basic mathematics.
All of the electronic devices in your home, no matter how big or small, add up and amount to the dollar value you find on your monthly utility bill. You might be interested in knowing how you get to that number. Being aware of what the main contributors to your utility bill are is a great step in cutting down on your energy usage. Luckily, calculating this is quite simple. Using the steps listed below you’ll know your monthly energy usage for each device.
Safety Tips During Power Outages
Power outages can make you prone to the risk of a fire in your home.
Home fires are a devastating event that’s often related to power outages. No homeowner would want to be in a position where they are likely to put their family and themselves in danger. Luckily there are precautions that you can take which will highly decrease your chances of experiencing a house fire in the event of a power outage.
Historical Electricity Rates Ontario
Historical electricity rates Ontario for residential and small businesses customers under time-of-use (TOU) rates.
Most residential and small business customers are billed their monthly electricity usage using time-of-use rates. Time-of-use rates mean that the price of electricity depends on the time of day that it is being used. There are three different price points for electricity under TOU rates. Off-peak time is when electricity rates are the cheapest, then mid-peak time, and the most expensive rates are during on-peak time.
Ontario electricity prices to rise 52 per cent from 2017 to 2035
The cost of electricity in Ontario for homes and businesses will keep on rising over the next 20 years — albeit not quite as high as once predicted — as the effects of the provincial Liberal government’s plan to lower power bills kick in and then wear off.
The government released an update to its long-term energy plan Thursday, projecting the average monthly residential bill for electricity in Ontario will dip to $127 in 2017 from $158 in 2016, helped by savings from the Liberals’ so-called “Fair Hydro Plan.”
The projections also show, however, that the average power bill will ultimately rise from $127 this year to $193 by 2035, a 52 per cent increase.
Enbridge Gas and Union Gas to Amalgamate
Effective January 1, 2019, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and Union Gas Limited amalgamated to form one single utility, Enbridge Gas Inc.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) (Enbridge) announced it will move forward with the amalgamation of its Ontario based utilities, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (Enbridge Gas Distribution) and Union Gas Limited (Union Gas), with an expected effective date of January 1, 2019.
This decision follows a detailed review of the parameters of the regulatory approval received from the Ontario Energy Board on August 30, 2018, and the approvals of the board of directors of each of Enbridge, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.
Making Your Home Energy Efficient
Making your home energy efficient can be done at a low cost with some simple DIY methods.
You would think that it’s an expensive process to improve your home’s energy efficiency, but it doesn’t have to be. A full home renovation isn’t necessary to save some money in the long run. There are other simpler ways to become energy efficient. If you’re willing to change some of your habits and use some DIY methods you can create a more comfortable environment in your home and save yourself some money.
Here are some things you can do to make your home energy efficient:
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