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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nature is Telling us Something!

From time to time nature tends to remind us how fragile our attempts to control things are. 

The recent storm that swept accross the Greater Toronto Area causing flooding throught the entire city and surrounding areas, was one of those "light" reminders.  That just happen to hit a little closer to home for some.

Thankfully the storm with all the flodding damage it caused, did not cost a life!  However with hundreds or Thousands of people left without power; many for a few days!  We are reminded of how fragile our distribution system is. 

One way to strengthen our system is to produce more power locally.  We can all help with installing a simple solar PV system.  Even a 1kw system will provide a benefit to you and the system.  It will lower your electric bill and help provide stability for all. 

In my own personal example I've managed through energy efficiency measures to cut my energy consumption by 50%.  It just take a plan then simply execute.  Then with our solar PV system operating on the rooftop we generate enough of our own energy, safely, cleanly and efficiently enough to offset our consumption.  This put us in a Net Zero catergory home. 

Essentially we are a 0 impact home. 

Just so everyone doesn't think I'm sitting in the dark like some hermit in woods.  Here is some of what we are operating.

First off the home is separated into 2 fully functioning apartments.  So that means 2 refrigerators, 2 Electric ovens, hood fans, central air conditioning, washer/dryer, gas fireplace.... Basically whatever you might expect. In an apartment x2.

What's the difference?

We just made the effort to adjust the appliances and how we use them to be more energy efficient.  Changing light bulbs to CFL's and LED are a great help as well.  The adjustments took us half the way and the solar got us over the finish line in achieving a NET ZERO impact.

It's possible and we can show you how with a Rapid Energy Assesment for a small fee. 

If you're interested in saving on your bills and doing your part.

Call us at 416-629-1446 and ask for Tony

We service all over the GTA and many parts of Ontario, Canada!  

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