The most expensive time to consume hydro in Ontario right now (winter months) is between the hours of 7am-11am and 5pm-7pm. Pricing is 8.3 cents off-peak and 17.5 cents on-peak (more than double the cost!). 11am-5pm is mid peak (12.8 cents). What would be cheaper in the long run? a) Long runtimes in Stage 1 and 2 with shots of Aux heat during those on-peak and mid-peak times or b) lowering the thermostat a few degrees during the day to save money during on and mid-peak times and then ramping back up to normal temps during off-peak times? Does it make sense to turn up my Ecobee 3-4 degrees at 7pm at night and eat the cost of aux heat during the cheaper rate period or using a "set it and forget it" mentality all day and absorb the costs of increased runtimes during the most expensive time of use pricing? Thanks!