Seasons of savings

Mar 19, 2018
How the weather affects your bill - Spring

There will be less need to turn up the thermostat. We can also rely more on natural light for our indoor activities. In Vancouver, there are almost five extra hours of additional daylight between the beginning of March and the end of May.

Sep 25, 2017
How the weather affects your bill

If long-range predictions are calling for a frosty December, upgrade your home’s weather stripping and watch your savings add up on MyHydro.

Feb 27, 2017
B.C. is getting warmer

The winter deep freeze is barely behind us but B.C. has been warming up over the long term, says meteorologist Mark Madryga. He looked at Prince George, Penticton and Vancouver Airport (all have long-term weather data). “The averages I looked at compare the periods of 1961–1990 and 1981–2010, which gives...

Oct 13, 2016
Expect colder weather this fall

“By the time we hit October and November, daylight hours are considerably less and there is a much lower sun angle, which explains the typical rapid cooling heading into fall,” says meteorologist Mark Madryga. “The biggest decline in average temperature over the year is from mid-September to October, when it drops...

Jun 25, 2016
Prepare for hot summer weather

Last summer, the Lower Mainland suffered a severe drought. Between May and July 2015, total rainfall recorded at Vancouver International Airport was just 36 mm, a record low going back to 1937 (normal for that period is 155 mm). “The odds of last year happening again are pretty low,” says meteorologist...

Mar 1, 2016
How the weather affects your bill

Don’t pack away those winter sweaters just yet. Although spring is almost here, temperatures aren’t guaranteed to rise quickly, says meteorologist Mark Madryga. “Warming is fairly slow, due in part to mountain snowpack and persistent cool ocean water at this time of year. It takes some time for that to...

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