Around the country households use the most energy before and after work. On hot summer days and cool winter nights, we all want to use our power at the same time, this is known as a period of peak demand.
Energy providers are keen to reduce the pressure of peak demand on their systems; it's like traffic congestion on power lines. So, electricity providers will reward you for using energy outside of peak times by providing reduced energy rates.
However, if you want maximum efficiency in your home, one of the best things you can do is invest in solar and program items like your washing machine and dishwasher to run during the day off of your solar panels.
By contacting a licensed electrician such as one of CSA Services' team, you can switch your electric hot water system to a solar hot water system. If solar isn't available you can also switch items like your dishwasher; washing machine and pool pump to off-peak to save money and the environment.