Ignore this if you know it already, but this was new information for me. Only recently have we discovered that the main electricity providers have different rates that vary during the day. We use Origin and if you go to their website you can find out that on weekdays between 10 PM and 7 AM the rate is $18.94 – but in peak hours which are from 4 PM to 8 PM the rate is $32.38. That’s almost double.
We have been in the habit of having dinner, turning on the dishwasher around 7:30 PM before watching TV. Now, we simply use the delay switch on the dishwasher and it turns itself on at 10:30 PM. That’s easiest way I know to save nearly 50%.
Any other money-saving suggestions would be welcome. Just email me.