Friends, it’s 2016… and we are living in an (almost) paperless world.
Don’t fight it.
For my readers in Toronto, it’s time to switch to Toronto Hydro eBills. Trust me! You want to do this. With eBills, you have 24/7 access to your account from anywhere that you access the Internet. Plus, you can view all your bills for the past two years (great if you own a small business and use your home as a tax write-off). And because it’s paperless, it’s obviously better for the environment.
Need further motivation to sign up? All those who sign up will receive a FREE AspenClean all-natural cleaning product, every new subscriber is entered in a draw to win a GRAND PRIZE: One year (72 person-hours) of natural home cleaning services with AspenClean, valued at approximately $3,000.00 (CAD)!
And if you’re *still* not convinced (work with me, friends), consider this:
1) According to Pay It Green, a coalition of businesses and financial institutions promoting paperless billing, if you’ve already made the switch to paperless billing, you’re saving 171 pounds of greenhouse gases, 63 gallons of water and 4.5 gallons of gasoline annually. Your household is also reducing paper usage and conserving our nations’ forests by saving nearly a tenth of a tree each year.
2) How many times has your mail accidentally landed in a neighbour’s mailbox? Or vice versa? It’s almost embarrassing how many credit card renewals, bank statements and Christmas cards have been incorrectly routed to my mailbox. Remember, unlike traditional postal mail that can be lost or stolen, ebills are always secure and password protected.
3) De-clutter your world! Listen, I know from feedback on a previous eBills post that many of my readers still prefer to receive a paper bill. And I’m not trying to pull your out of your comfort zone; you know what works best for you. However, consider the amount of paperwork (read: clutter) you could decrease in your home! Really, *why* do you have a drawer jam-packed with old bills? A virtual mailbox is the easy (and safe) way to reduce junk.
Sign up for eBills in just a few minutes through the My Toronto Hydro online self-service portal. Once registered, you can log in to review your bill anytime. With My Toronto Hydro, you can also take advantage of many other convenient services to help manage your account. This service is available to Toronto Hydro residential and business customers with access to a PC and Internet.
So, it’s been almost a year since I last posed the question to my readers, and I’m curious to see if your perspective has changed…
Are you a paperless enthusiast, or do you prefer to receive traditional statements in the mail?