Three things to know about Dave:
He’s a real BC Hydro employee, 2) He’s passionate about helping British Columbians save power and money, and 3) He’s always available to stay for dinner, even on short notice.
Q - Spring is in the air! What do you enjoy most about spring?
A - For me, spring is kind of like that famous scene from the movie Bambi. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m falling in love (with all of the energy-saving opportunities that are in full bloom). Spring is also a great time to start cutting all your pants down into cut-off shorts.
Q - What are some fun things you enjoy over the summer?
A - I love a summer road trip. For any folks out there with electric vehicles, road tripping this summer will be breezier than ever – with 56 fast-charging stations (and counting) now available across the province, it’s easy to see more of B.C. in your EV.
Q - Do you change your energy-saving behaviours through the spring and summer months?
A - My goal through spring and summer is always simple – I want to save energy while maintaining my cool. That means upgrading draft-proofing and insulation to keep cool air in and hot air out, and pulling out the summer wardrobe instead of cranking up the AC. That’s right – it’s short-sleeved cardigan season!
Q - Summer’s a good time to do work around the house. What upgrades offer the quickest payoff in energy savings?
A - When it comes to saving energy, even small changes can really add up – check out powersmart.ca for a ton of easy-to-implement tips. For anyone who’s considering a bigger project or doing renovations this spring or summer, make sure to look into the rebates BC Hydro offers for energy-efficient upgrades. Your home will be more comfortable, and we’ll help offset the costs. It’s a win-win!
Q - Do you have any summer safety tips?
A - I like to work in the garden during the summer – it’s a great place to chill out and daydream about all my future plans. If you’re out pruning or working in the garden, make sure to stay at least three metres away from power lines. If any part of the tree or hedge is within three metres of a power line, give us a call, 1-800-BCHYDRO.
Q - What’s your favourite way to get outside as the weather gets warmer?
A - Watch for me at your local community pool. I’ll be the one floating on the giant inflatable unicorn, sipping a tall glass of lemonade, and flipping through the latest issue of Switch Guide to Summer Savings.
Q - What’s your favourite electricity-themed summer jam?
A - When I’m grilling in the backyard, a couple of go-to jams would be “Danger! High Voltage” by Electric Six, or “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant.