You can save money on your electric bill simply by changing the time of day you run the oven, do laundry or run the heater. That’s because power companies change electric costs based on the time of day. It can cost 30 to 60 percent more to operate your electronics during peak hours of energy usage.
Peak hours are usually between 6 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Weekends and holidays tend to be “off-peak.” Every company defines peak hours a little bit differently, so make sure to check with your provider for exact times.
Doing chores during off-peak hours is a simple way to lower your electric bill. So, save the laundry for the weekend, and turn the heater back a few notches during peak evening hours.