By Toronto Real Estate Board
Coordinating all the details of a move can be daunting. However, Toronto Hydro in collaboration with the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), is simplifying some of those details for you with the Hydro Homeowners kit. This convenient and cost saving resource can offer discounts and services most homeowners need. Take a look at this sample of great resources you might not be aware of.
This tool gives you fast and secure access to your bills, payment history and account details online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can even complete your move in just minutes. No forms to mail and no phone calls to make. Are you a landlord? Track your electricity consumption for individual units across the city. Now that’s efficiency.
Heating and Cooling Incentive:
With as much as 60% of your electricity costs going towards heating and cooling your home, investing in efficiency makes sense. When you replace your central air conditioner with a high efficiency model, you could get back either $250 or $400, depending on its level of efficiency. Replace your old furnace at the same time to qualify for a total incentive of up to $650.
If you have a central air conditioner, swimming pool pump and/or electric water heater, sign up for peaksaver PLUS. On hot summer days when demand is at its highest, a signal will be sent to cycle your equipment down or off for short periods, but never on weekends or statutory holidays. This incentive comes with a free energy display that allows you to see how much electricity you are using in real time, display your electricity in dollars per hour or kWh and see how you use electricity appliance by appliance.
Get detailed calculations and personalized recommendations for potential electricity savings. Use the free energy calculator for a big picture overview of how your household uses electricity and how you compare to others.
To continue the energy and cost savings, Toronto Hydro is providing downloadable coupons to save on energy efficient products for your home. Save instantly on a wide range of popular products to help you manage and conserve electricity. Redeem coupons at participating retailers to save on items including: power bars with timers and auto-shutoff, ENERGY STAR® qualified light bulbs and fixtures, programmable thermostats, weather-stripping and much more. Visit torontohydro.com/coupons
Whether you’re planning a move in the near future or if you’re just interested in making your household more energy efficient, take a look at TorontoHydro’s Homeowners Kit. It’s not only a convenient, cost-saving resource, but can help us all be a little more environmentally conscious as well. To take advantage of these programs visit or www.torontohydro.com/moving.