Electricity is indispensable – a basic cost of operating a home. And the cost of electricity is on the rise.
To help homeowners take charge, the Elora Environment Centre (EEC) has designed a program to equip them with the ‘know how’ to control their electricity bills by reducing their consumption and shifting it off peak, when rates are lower.
Take Charge involves a visit from an experienced home energy advisor who develops an energy profile of a residence using previous hydro bills, energy meter data, an inventory of electricity consuming equipment, and a room by room tour.
Based on this information the advisor creates a custom report detailing how to control and reduce hydro bills. The report provides:
- an energy profile of the home detailing where and when electricity is consumed
- prioritized actions to reduce hydro bills based on a business case that outlines costs, savings, and payback
- information on current available incentive programs
Advice covers time of use billing, energy-efficient lighting, power bars, and the cost-effectiveness of appliance upgrades.
To view a sample Take Charge report, click here.
The Take Charge Program is currently available in Wellington County and Guelph.