Block Heater Timer program

  • Oct. 24, 2016 9:18 p.m.

The Block Heater Timer giveaway program is running for a third year. Once again, Red Deerians are encouraged to make an online reservation for one of the free outdoor multi-use timers.

The City of Red Deer is giving out 650 free timers in exchange for participant’s commitment to use the timer to conserve energy. Participants are encouraged to use the timer with their vehicle’s block heater or with outdoor holiday and landscape lighting.

“Most residents simply aren’t aware of how much energy we are consuming on a daily basis, and by introducing one simple tool we can conserve energy and help to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that enter our air,” said Matthew Chambers, environmental program specialist.

Applications to participate in the program are available online at www.reddeer.ca/blockheatertimer or by calling 403-342-8750. Participants can then pick up their reserved timer at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre during the week of Nov. 1st-6th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

There will be a few timers available for those who do not reserve ahead of time. However, supply is very limited and pickup is first come, first served. This program is only available to Red Deer residents and proof of address must be displayed at pick up. All participants must also agree to take a simple follow-up survey about their energy consumption.

To learn more about the City’s environmental initiatives, visit www.reddeer.ca/environment.

– Fawcett

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