|By PR Newswire||
|December 6, 2013 01:35 PM EST||
Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will bring joy and savings to all
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The first of December officially launches the season for giving. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) is giving customers ideas on how to save money and time. As people gather to celebrate they'll be looking for ways to save a penny or two. Each day, beginning December 9, Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will showcase a no/low cook recipe (perfect for entertaining) or a green holiday decorating idea. Recipe cards, instruction sheets and even some how-to videos will be posted on torontohydro.com/holidays, @torontohydro and Facebook.com/torontohydro.
One of the ways to stay on Santa's good list is to do what's best for the environment - using LED lights is one of the easiest ways to conserve electricity. Here are some more holiday conservation tips:
- Use timers on holiday lights to avoid leaving them on around the clock. They also make the home look occupied when no one is home. Download coupons at torontohydro.com/coupons
- Take advantage of Off-Peak hours December 25, 26 and January 1. Time meal preparation and holiday lighting around Off-Peak hours to save.
- When entertaining friends and family, lower your thermostat a degree or two. With the additional body heat, you'll save energy while keeping your home comfortable.
More conservation tips are available at torontohydro.com/savethiswinter
And, because safety is Toronto Hydro's first priority, it's reminding customers to stay safe this winter season.
- Using LED lights are not only more efficient, they remain cool to the touch so they're safer for pets and kids, and reduce the chance of a fire.
- When buying new electrical holiday decorations ensure products are approved for use in Ontario.
- Replace damaged electrical products including cords, lights and decorations.
- Never remove the third prong from the plug of any electrical product — this is a "grounding pin" that works to prevent electric shock in the event of electrical equipment failure.
For more safety tips go to torontohydro.com/safety
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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation
Image with caption: "Toronto Hydro's Ideas for Greening the Holidays - Mike Carnegie, a Toronto Hydro overhead line supervisor, sings the first verse of Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas. Each day, beginning December 9, Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will showcase a no/low cook recipe (perfect for entertaining) or a green holiday decorating idea. Recipe cards, instruction sheets and even some how-to videos will be posted online at www.torontohydro.com/holidays (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131206_C8554_PHOTO_EN_34646.jpg