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Mar 19, 2018
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Whether this is your first time reading it, or if you’ve been receiving it for years, we want to know how we can improve the magazine so you get the most out of it. Take our quick survey and share your thoughts...

Mar 18, 2018
Would you consider a shade tree on your property to make your home more comfortable and cut cooling costs?

Certain types of trees, planted in the right position, are effective at reducing solar heat gain in our homes during the spring and summer and providing added sunlight in the winter.

Sep 24, 2017
Keeping up with the Joneses

It’s great to set goals and track your progress, but many people are influenced by the behaviour of others. Here’s what our customers think about comparing data.

Feb 20, 2017
Would you buy a plug-in electric vehicle in the next five years?

There are now more than two dozen models of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) available in B.C., ranging from the compact Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Kia Soul to luxury EVs such as the Tesla Model X and the BMW i8 (go to bchydro.com for a full list). Manufacturers are racing to...

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...

Jun 20, 2016
Did you get it right? - Summer 2016

We ran an online poll to see what Team Power Smart members believe uses more hot water: a seven-minute shower or a 20-minute bath. The results are in, and BC Hydro senior engineer David Rogers exposes the truth. The majority of Team Power Smart customers (60%) chose the shower, and were...

Mar 1, 2016
Did you get it right? - Spring 2016

We recently ran an online poll to see where Team Power Smart members think the biggest energy savings are. The results are in and BC Hydro senior engineer David Rogers reveals whether you got it right. According to Rogers, the biggest savings on the list are from washing in cold water.

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