Fall 2016

In this issue

Oct 7, 2016
Which of these smart-home features are you most excited about?

The number of smart devices in the marketplace has expanded quickly, providing people with greater convenience, comfort and control over how they operate their homes. More than 40% of people who answered our poll are most excited about using smart technology to track their energy use, something that’s already available on...

Oct 7, 2016
Wildlife Rescue

Moving house can be tricky. And when the homes are active osprey nests, pulling up stakes can be extra hazardous.  In June, BC Hydro crews in Salmon Arm performed the delicate and dangerous task of relocating two 40-kilogram nests. These hefty homes, with their characteristic tangle of twigs, were built atop...

Oct 7, 2016
Draft-proof your home to reduce heat loss

With a little DIY, you can keep your home cozy while reducing heat loss by up to 10%. Seal up drafty doors and windows with self-adhesive foam insulation and easy-to-apply weatherstripping. Plug cracks along window panes, baseboards, walls and vents with caulk or silicon sealant. Another fast fix to keep heat inside: install...

Oct 7, 2016
BC Hydro's hot new fall offers, deals and rebates

This fall, look for rebates on ENERGY STAR® fridges, clothes washers and dryers. Rebates on these items will be available on purchases made between September 30 to November 30, 2016. Check www.powersmart.ca for more details. Ready to find out how much energy your home uses, in real time? Rainforest Automation sells...

Oct 7, 2016
Plugged in

BC Hydro customers track their electricity consumption online...

Oct 7, 2016
Fall eco events

This fall lace up your shoes and run in The Great Climate Race (October 30) in Metro Vancouver—or anywhere! “Virtual” racers can participate in any location by tracking their run and sharing the results online. For ideas you can bring home drop by BC Hydro’s Smart Home, with products provided from...

Oct 7, 2016
If this, then that

As creatures of habit we often follow patterns of behaviour from the minute we wake up in the morning. It’s an automatic life driven by ever-evolving technology that makes us more efficient even as we manage and monitor our lives more than ever. IFTTT, which stands for “If this, then that,”...

Oct 1, 2016
Hydro-electric heritage: Jones Lake

The Fraser Valley is renowned for its farmland, but it’s not all cornfields and flat landscapes. In fact, the water surface of BC Hydro’s Jones Lake Reservoir, hidden between Chilliwack and Hope, sits 600 metres above the Fraser River. This backcountry recreation area also offers a glimpse of B.C.’s hydro-electric heritage. Framed by Mount Cheam, the reservoir stretches 6.4 kilometres, offering plenty of...

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