The biggest difference is the APS time-of-use plan and residential rate plan is about energy conservation, whereas the energy upgrades to make your home more efficient is about energy efficiency. Saving energy at home through conservation is about tweeking your lifestyle to save energy, putting on a sweater when it gets cold outside rather than turning the heater on, turning the thermostat up in the summer even while you are home are energy conservation examples.
What I love and do everyday is about energy efficiency, and that is designing and installing a better constructed home to work more efficiently, so your energy bills go down every month, but you don’t have to change a thing and you are more comfortable. These are things like checking and sealing the ductwork for leaks, airflow and room pressure issues and adding more insulation which can make a huge difference in how your home operates as a system. So that was your tip for the day, now let’s get back to APS rate plans.
APS has several rate plans and depending on your schedule. They are best suited for people that are regularly done for work Monday to Friday.
I thought APS had another 9 am – 6 pm rate plan, but as of this blog, I couldn’t find it on their website. There is also the equalizer plan which many people like because of its predictability… except when it’s not predictable. Under the Equalizer Plan you may the same amount on your bills each month as your usage is averaged over 9 to 12 months. More information on the APS Equalizer Plan can be found below:
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