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Mar 19, 2018
Window coverings that will keep you comfy

Many of us want our window coverings to look good and provide privacy. But curtains and blinds have other important roles such as blocking out light to help you sleep better and keeping your house cool when the sun shines.

Sep 25, 2017
Can’t stick to that goal?

There’s a good chance you’ve tried to get fitter and eat healthier. We talk to a health psychologist about why so many of us give up on our health goals.

Feb 23, 2017
Plugging in to electric vehicles

Alec Tsang, BC Hydro’s EV infrastructure manager, answers questions about how electric vehicles work, from accelerating to braking

Oct 9, 2016
Understanding kilowatt hours and energy use

Making toast for breakfast, running the clothes dryer and watching TV all use electricity. How does it all add up? BC Hydro’s Pat Mathot explains.What is a kilowatt hour? A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit of energy equal to one kilowatt of power expended for one hour. Here’s an...

Jun 21, 2016
How to better manage your hot water use at home

Cut water-heating costs by implementing these tips from eco-plumbing expert Lee Hupka, owner of Green Choice Plumbing & Heating Ltd. The old high-flow fixtures are definitely water wasters. If you switch to low-flow fixtures, you’ll use about a third of the water... another big waste is people running the water to...

Mar 1, 2016
How to deal with seasonal humidity

The first step would be to find the source of the moisture and minimize it. Once you’ve limited it, using direct heating in a problem area is a really good idea. For example, if your bathroom has a mould problem, try an infrared heater. It works by heating surfaces rather...

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