Energy consumption

July 18, 2021

Tips to reduce electricity consumption during a heat wave

Feelin' hot, hot, hot.

With the summer heat wave rolling across Canada there are some easy tips to reduce your electricity consumption and keep your cool.

To reduce the strain and drain on the electricity system, Canadians are urged to find ways to stay comfortable while using as little electricity as possible, particularly between the peak hours of 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As we discovered in Ontario in August 2003, the huge strain on the electricity system resulted in a widespread blackout that lasted days for many.

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A long-time fund company executive, Gordon Powers now heads up the Affinity Group, a financial services consulting firm. Gordon was a personal finance columnist for the Globe & Mail for many years, has taught retirement planning...