Winter 2018

In this issue

Oct 11, 2018
Track and compare your power use with MyHydro

If you’ve followed the tips on the previous pages to get your home ready for winter and use smart energy habits every day, congratulations! Now’s the time to see how much these habits are affecting your energy use. Log onto MyHydro to monitor your usage, how it is changing and...

Oct 11, 2018
Why your energy usage goes up in the winter

Brace yourself for shorter days, lower temperatures and higher electricity bills over the coming months.

Oct 11, 2018
Hi, I'm Dave

Three things to know about Dave: 1) 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.

Oct 11, 2018
Keep the cold out

How to draft-proof your home

Oct 11, 2018
Manage your thermostat settings

In winter, heating costs can go up by as much as 140% compared to the rest of the year. One of the most effective things you can do to control your heating costs is to optimize your thermostat settings.

Oct 11, 2018
Keep the heat in

Easy ways to improve your insulation

Oct 11, 2018
Lighting when and where you need it

Illuminate your home for maximum savings

Oct 11, 2018
Clean your furnace, ducts and baseboard heaters

Turning on the furnace for the first time in the fall can make your home smell musty. That’s because all the dust and other particles that have built up during normal operation as well as during the summer downtime get stirred up and sent airborne from vents.

Oct 11, 2018
In the kitchen

Best tips for saving energy while cooking and cleaning up

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