Simple tricks to cool your home without relying on A/C!

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Simple tricks to cool your home without relying on A/C!

You may have read recently that the demand for air conditioning and fans due to the hot weather we’ve been getting is causing electricity prices to rise. Of course, if you are on one of our great fixed rate plans, you will not see this increase in price, but you may have seen a rise in your electricity consumption. To help with these rising costs, we have put together a few helpful hints to keep you and your home cool over the summer months so you won’t need to rely on A/C and fans so much.

Ceiling fans: If you have ceiling fans in your home it is best to run them counter-clockwise. This draws the cooler air from the floor to the ceiling. There should be a switch on the base of the fan that allows you to do this.

Evening air: Open your windows in the evening and try and get a cross-breeze flowing through your home to cool it off. The trick with this is to simply remember to close them in the morning before the sun heats things up again.

Close curtains and blinds: During the day you should close the blinds to keep the sun from heating up the interior.

Incandescent lights: Not only are these expensive to run, they also heat up your place pretty quick. If you can, switch to an LED bulb or another energy efficient bulb.

Buckwheat pillow: No, not this kind of buckwheat pillow with the famous Little Rascal pictured on it…

but one with buckwheat in it. If you are like me, sleeping is tough on a hot pillow but one with buckwheat in it does not hold onto heat like conventional pillows. You can find them easily online or at big box stores.

Hopefully with these tips you can keep your home a little cooler and help to get through the hot days of summer.

Peace Power is currently offering our lowest fixed rates ever for electricity to new customers. Signing up takes about 10 minutes and we handle switching you over from your current provider. With our new rates and the tips mentioned above you can keep the heat off yourself and your monthly budget! Sign up today at!

Stay cool!

Kirk Clavelle
Chief Information Officer
Peace Power

P.S. While we are not in the pillow business, if you fancy that buckwheat pillow you can find it here:,442987630

Our Lowest Rates Ever and Exclusive Chamber of Commerce Rates!

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Our Lowest Rates Ever and Exclusive Chamber of Commerce Rates!

Peace Power has some incredible news to share with you!

We are happy to announce that we are offering the lowest fixed rates on electricity we have ever had for new customers! With the rates below you can lock in until the end of 2018. That’s three and a half years!

Discount Rate: 6.60 cents/kWh + Security
Base Rate: 6.90 cents /kWh
Senior (60+) Discount Rate: 6.30 cents/kWh + Security
Chamber Discount Rate: 6.30 cents/kWh + Security
Chamber Base Rate: 6.60 cents/kWh

For your ease of comparison, here are our competitor’s current rates:

Direct Energy (3 year plan)                    6.99 cents
Encor (3 year plan)                                7.45 cents
Enmax (5 year only)                               6.99 cents
Just Energy (4 year plan)                       7.99 cents

Rates this low will not last long so enroll with us as soon as possible! Remember, our service agreements are non-binding and you can leave anytime if you are not satisfied, penalty-free, with only 10 days notice. Fixed electricity rates are at their lowest levels ever in Alberta, and Peace Power is very proud to bring the best deals we can to our customers.

Are you a member of a Chamber of Commerce in Alberta?

Another great piece of news is our partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to bring members exclusive rates!

If you or your employer is a member of any Chamber of Commerce in Alberta you can access the Peace Power Advantage Program and the “Chamber” rates you see above!  Simply enter your local Chamber’s name in the ‘Referred By’ field of our online Sign Up form and select either of these great rates!  Peace Power is happy to work with the various Chambers throughout the province and we hope you can take advantage of this exclusive offering!

Wherever you are in Alberta, you can enroll with Peace Power and receive Alberta’s best utility experience! Sign up today and take advantage!


Chad Mielke