The short answer is “Yes, it does!” If you are concerned about protecting the environment and keeping electricity rates in check, the best time to use appliances and other equipment in your home, is when overall electricity use is low. Avoiding energy use during times of peak demand can have a beneficial effect on electric rates over time because it can avoid the need for your utility to ramp up an additional power plant or to buy more expensive power or fuel from the market.
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Have questions about how best to save energy in your home? Well, Ask the Expert! Here you can find the energy efficiency advice you need on ENERGY STAR certified products and home improvement projects by viewing articles, videos and more created by the experts at EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.