KENORA, ON, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 –Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd. is giving an early holiday gift for those looking to save on energy and their electricity bill over the winter months. Today, the utility announced its Block Heater Timer program. The new initiative offers a free block heater timer to Kenora Hydro customers, to help them save energy while plugging in their vehicles.
“Winter can be hard on your vehicle and your electricity bill. Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation encourages families and home owners to be energy conscious and through this program we aim to provide a new solution to help you save energy and dollars on your electricity bill and avoid that chilly trip out to your vehicle to go plug it in, first thing in the morning or late at night,” says, Dave Sinclair, President & CEO, Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd.
A block heater timer can reduce energy consumption and save program participants up to $25 a year on winter bills. There are also several benefits for your vehicle. Jason Ramage, Service Manager at Done-Rite Tire & Auto explains that a block heater keeps your engine warm. “It helps protect several parts and components of your vehicle and makes it easier to get it started, so a timer is very useful. You don’t need to have your vehicle plugged in all day long; that is one of the biggest misconceptions for vehicle owners during the winter months. A service technician would recommend plugging in your vehicle four hours before you need to go somewhere, and you only need to use your block heater when the temperature drops to -15°C.”
The new Save on Energy Block Heater Timer program is a pilot project originating in Northwestern Ontario. It is also being offered by local electricity utilities in Atikokan, Fort Frances and Sioux Lookout.
To receive a free block heater timer, simply make an appointment by calling 1-888-855-3106 or by email at BHTPilot@greensaver.org. An Energy Advisor will come to your home to install the block heater timer all free of charge.
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