Myth busters

Mar 19, 2018
Does flipping the switch too much break down your bulbs?

What many consumers may not realize, is that energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are unaffected by being turned on and off.

Sep 25, 2017
Are all LED bulbs the same?

Switching from traditional incandescent to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs can save homeowners hundreds of dollars on energy each year. But is it worth paying more for ENERGY STAR® LEDs when others are less expensive?

Mar 1, 2017
Are EVs always cleaner?

It’s a common question: are electric vehicles (EVs) always cleaner than internal-combustion vehicles?

Oct 15, 2016
Are smart homes really expensive?

Creating a fully connected smart home can be expensive. However, the smart home of today offers a very different experience compared to those of even five years ago, making it easier and more cost-effective than ever to get started. New smart tech systems are designed to be modular, plus they also...

Jun 27, 2016
Does hand-washing dishes really use less electricity than your dishwasher?

The short answer is no. Surprised? Today’s dishwashers are extremely efficient, cleaning dishes to a sterile, sparkling shine with as few as nine litres of water. According to a study conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany, an energy-efficient dishwasher uses half the power, one-sixth the water and less...

Mar 1, 2016
Does washing in cold water really get clothes clean?

When Rosa de Sousa’s hot water tank broke for a week, she decided to put the cold-water wash to the test. As a commercial manager with the Greater Vancouver Laundry and Linen Services, she knew that cold-water wash worked “perfectly fine” but frankly hadn’t practiced what she preached in her own...

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