Unplug While You’re Away To Save Energy & Protect Your Home
Many Canadians pack up and head south with the birds when the weather starts to change. If you are planning on being away for an extended period of time this winter, Hydro One has some helpful tips to consider.
• Electronic devices left plugged in, even when turned off, still draw power. That’s called phantom power, and it’s costing you money. Unplug the following electronics or use a power bar with an integrated time or auto shut off while you are away: television, home theatre system, computer, monitor, printer, electronic chargers.
• For increased security, use timers on light fixtures inside and outside your home. Using timers is less costly than leaving your lights on all day. Fluorescent lighting requires special dimmers or timers, so make sure you use the correct ones.
• Turn down the temperature in your home to 16 degrees Celsius.
More energy saving tips are available at www.HydroOne.com/saveenergy.