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How to save energy with water

The hotter the shower, the higher the bill. Remember, the energy it takes to heat up your water is charged on your electric bill, so it pays to cool off.

Quick tip

Go easy on hot water

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Reducing your hot water usage by just 5% (like when shaving or brushing your teeth) could save you $21 a year.

Quick Q

What is the recommended length of a shower?

The recommended length of a shower is 5 minutes.

Quick tip

Fix those leaks

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Fixing a leaky hot water faucet can save you up to $33 per year in water heating costs.

True or False

It takes less electricity to wash clothes in hot water than it does in cold water.

False! It takes a fair bit of energy to heat water, so washing in cold water saves energy.

Wash away inefficiencies

Bring some energy-saving hot water habits into your daily routine. Stick to them consistently and keep an eye on your progress in MyHydro.


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Wash away inefficiencies

True or False

Baths use less electricity than showers.

False! Baths do not use less electricity than showers.

Quick tip

Increase savings with shorter showers

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Heating your hot water can be expensive. If two people in your home cut their shower time by a minute each, you could save $30 over a year.

Quick tip

Wash your laundry in cold water

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Did you know 30% of people occasionally or never wash their laundry in cold water? Whenever possible, wash your laundry in cold water and save on your energy bill.

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Predict the future of your next bill

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Log in to MyHydro to review your current billing period and forecast your electricity costs. You can see your consumption (as of the previous day) by month, week, day or even hour, and see the forecasted electricity costs based on your usage to date.