Turn off lights when not needed

Why? An average home's lighting bill accounts for more than 10 per cent of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for you to lower your utility bill.
How it works:
  • You save energy whenever you turn off a light, unless you plan to turn it on again immediately. Light bulbs use a little bit of extra energy to "start up."
  • Turn off incandescent bulbs every time they are not needed.

Things to think about:

  • Make it a habit to turn lights off each time you leave a room.
  • Before you go to sleep, walk through your home and shut off any forgotten lights.
  • To help get into the habit, try leaving eye-catching reminders near your lights and doorways.
  • Encourage other family members to turn off their lights, as well. This is a great way for young children to do their part in saving energy.

* Tip savings estimates represent the amount an average ENMAX Energy customer can save by implementing each tip, calculated by using our averages for (i) residential rate, (ii) annual energy consumption, and (iii) proportion of energy allocated towards the described end-use. Estimates do not take into account transmission and distribution costs. Actual savings vary household to household. No warranties or representations are made in terms of any information herein.

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