What is the cheapest time of Day to use electricity?

Electricity is often cheaper late at night or early in the morning, so those will be the times when you can save money on your electric bill. This is because these are typical off-peak hours when not as many people are using electricity.

What are mid-peak hours for SMUD?

Peak hours for Time-of-Day rates run Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is when electricity is the most expensive, costing you $0.3105 kWh. Mid-peak hours will go from Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., then 8 p.m. to midnight. Mid-peak prices cost $0.1765 kWh.

What are peak hours for SMUD in Sacramento?

Learn more at smud.org/TimeOfDay. Peak Weekdays between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Summer Mid-peak Weekdays between noon and midnight except during (June 1 – Sept. 30) the Peak hours. Off-peak All other hours, including weekends and holidays.

What hours of the Day is electricity most expensive?

In practical terms, in most parts of the country, these are considered peak hours: In summer, typically between noon and 6 p.m. when air conditioners are on full-throttle. In winter, typically between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and again between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. — before and after work.

How can I lower my SMUD bill?

Air conditioning / cooling

  1. Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher.
  2. Adjust ceiling fans to turn counter-clockwise in the summer.
  3. Use fans instead of central air conditioning whenever possible.
  4. Change the air filter regularly.
  5. Clean the condenser coils.
  6. Clean the evaporator coils.

What is meant by off-peak hours?

Definition of off-peak : not being in the period of maximum use or business : not peak telephone rates during off-peak hours.

Does unplugging lamps save electricity?

The Department of Energy estimates you could save 10% every month when you unplug appliances when not in use. Unplugging appliances can save electricity, so make it as much a habit as when you turn off the lights to conserve energy.