FortisAlberta giving away outdoor timers


FortisAlberta is giving away free outdoor timers at Home Hardware stores, including the one in Airdrie, Oct. 21 as part of its Save Energy program.

“They’re outdoor timers that can be used for car warmers, block heaters, outdoor lighting,” said Natasha Russell, energy efficiency advisor with FortisAlberta. “Basically, you use them as a timer so that you’re not having them run all through the night.”

She said the outdoor timers are ideal for Christmas lights as well.

This is the sixth year FortisAlberta has partnered with Home Hardware to give away energy saving items. In previous years, FortisAlberta has handed out LED lightbulbs, but wanted to do something different this year, Russell said.

The timers will be available when Home Hardware opens, on a first-come, first-serve basis, while quantities last, and there is a limit of one per household. They retail at $22. The location in Airdrie opens at 8 a.m.

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