Hang out and save with free laundry line
To help customers conserve energy FortisBC PowerSense plans to again distribute 10,000 laundry lines this summer at community events in Kelowna, the South Okanagan and the Kootenays.
“Hanging laundry is a simple and cost effective way to show that you care about the environment and the energy you use,” says Tom Loski, vice president, customer service, FortisBC. “We encourage our customers to come visit us at community events to receive their free laundry line. When they are put to use, it will add up to a lot of savings for everyone.”
This marks the fourth and final year of this popular energy conservation campaign which, by the end of this year, will have resulted in the distribution of over 35,000 laundry lines. Customers who put these laundry lines to use for even 25 per cent of their annual dryer loads will collectively save more than 5.2 gigawatt hours of electricity, enough to power 417 homes every year. This campaign has recently earned FortisBC recognition as the utility of the year (regional) at the ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards presented in Ottawa by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
“We’re very pleased with the success of this program and the willingness of our customers to do their part in conserving electricity,” adds Loski.
To further encourage people to hang their laundry out, FortisBC PowerSense Ambassadors will be visiting neighborhoods and leaving prize packs for homes they observe to be actively using a clothesline. People can sign up to“get caught hanging out” either online or when they pick up their laundry line.
FortisBC customers can pick their free laundry lines at over 30 events, in 18 different communities throughout the summer, including Kelowna, June 15 at Save-On Foods (Lakeshore); Trail, June 19 at Waneta Plaza; Oliver, June 21 at Oliver City Hall; Osoyoos, June 25, Osoyoos City Hall; Summerland, July 5, City Hall and Nelson, July 7 at the Cottonwoods Farm Market. For a full list of times and locations, and to sign up to get caught hanging out, customers can visit fortisbc.com/laundry.
Hanging laundry to dry is just one way people can save while doing laundry. Washing in cold water and replacing old wash machines with the most energy efficient ENERGY STAR models are also good ways to save.
For more information on energy efficiency tips, rebates and programs to help save energy in homes or businesses, contact a local PowerSense representative by calling 1-866-436-7847, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fortisbc.com.