Q&A: Can you reduce hydro costs by disconnecting in winter?

Published: February 19, 2020

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There’s not much that scares cottagers: creepy crawlies, maybe; things that go bump in the night, perhaps. However, there is one thing that causes their hands to go clammy and it arrives in a fairly innocuous white envelope (unless you’re on paperless billing).

The hydro bill.

The oh, so dreaded bill that is increasing. There always seems to be a new fee: delivery fee, regulatory charges, and for the unfortunate souls residing in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and some other provinces—HST.

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It’s no wonder that with the growing expense of hydro that cottagers would look for ways to reduce their energy usage to save money on their hydro bill. As Cottage Life Editor-in-Chief Michelle Kelly explains, disconnecting your hydro over winter might not be the best idea.

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