Smart savings

Sep 20, 2017
Curb your over night energy use

You turn off unnecessary lights, wash clothes in cold water and keep your thermostat in check. But your monthly energy use won’t budge. What’s keeping you from reaching your reduction goal? First figure out your baseline usage, which is made up of things that are always on and draw electricity.

Feb 18, 2017
Consider an electric lawnmower over gas power

Quieter and much cleaner, the electric lawnmower is looking more and more like the go-to choice. While traditionalists like the gas mower’s ability to take on long, thick turf - and the fact that it’s cordless - there are great electric options, including rechargeable, cordless models. Your neighbours won’t miss...

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...

Jun 20, 2016
Turn down your water heater and save

Many homes’ water heaters are set to dispense at a temperature hotter than we need. Adjusting the thermostat to a sensible level (no higher than 60 C and no lower than 55 C) is a simple way to decrease your BC Hydro bill: up to 5% savings for every 6...

Mar 1, 2016
No cost ways to save up to $500 this year

The laundry room is one of the biggest consumers of energy in your home, but there are many practical ways to reduce your washing costs. For example, if you cut one load of laundry per week, you can save $30 per year on your energy bill. By making a few...

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