As the heat goes up, people are looking for ways to keep their bills from rising as well.

"There isn't too much we can do about these temperatures," shared Jonathan Tremblay, a spokesperson with SaskPower, "but certainly for your power use, there are a few key tips that you can take and try and make an impact on your power bill."

"Tthe first one is about the air conditioning in your home. It takes a lot of power so it's important if you do have a programmable one, be careful to at least turn it off while there's no one in the home. That can make a huge difference at the end of the month."

He also suggests getting your furnace serviced on a regular basis.

"When it's been years and years that it hasnt' been serviced, it becomes inefficient and uses more power than it should."

There are also a few other tips that could save you money on your power bill year round.

"Make sure appliances, televisions, lights aren't turned on where there's no one in the house. Also, enjoy the weather and use your barbeque rather than your oven or stove top, that's another source of a lot of power consumption."

He added that using your oven also creates a lot of heat and in order to remove all the heat, it takes a lot more power.

SaskPower is anticipating an increase in demand for power during this heat wave and could see a new record set. 

"We came very close last week so it's not impossible we'll see new records set this week. We're relatively ready for it. We'll have enough power to meet that demand but that's one of the key reasons we need to keep growing the power grid in the province. We're seeing new records every year so we need to keep growing along with the grid."

"Keep an eye on our SaskPower app and our website. We have a map that will let you know if whatever outage was planned for some maintenance work or if it's unplanned and that can give you some information on how long before we'll bring back the power."

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