February 2018

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February 2018

Heading into the Family Day weekend, and with Spring Break not too far off, we serve up some tips on how to keep your home secure while you're on vacation. Also this month, we delve into the question of whether electric vehicles are now an affordable choice for the cost-conscious in B.C., we offer tips on how to save on electric heating, we peek into a Building We Love – a new addictions and mental health treatment centre in Vancouver – and we look at spring home shows across the province (while offering a 2-for-1 ticket deal to the Vancouver show).

Is it time to junk the gas guzzler for an electric car?

Is it time to junk the gas guzzler for an electric car?

Electric vehicles are becoming as affordable as gas-powered vehicles in some parts of the world. But what about here in B.C., where you can get $3,000 to $6,000 for scrapping your old car for an electric.

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Don't hide that spare key... and other home security tips

Don't hide that spare key... and other home security tips

Burglars love it when you're away skiing or on that tropical beach. Don't make it easy for them. Learn more


Want smaller bills? Start with heating

Want smaller bills? Start with heating

Understand how to be more efficient with your heating system. It will save you money. Learn more


In the fight against addiction, a Building We Love

In the fight against addiction, a Building We Love

We love what this addictions and mental health centre does for those in need, for how it looks, and for how it saves energy. Learn more

Recently on BCHydro.com

In case you missed it... our full Instant Pot review

We messed up last month and linked to our Instant Pot recipes piece rather than to our Instant Pot review. Read the review

It's B.C. home show season: save on tickets

Most home shows around B.C. offer free admission. And in Vancouver, we'll help you with a big ticket discount. Learn more

It's easier online

Visit bchydro.com and log in to MyHydro to manage your account online.

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Join Team Power Smart

Join Team Power Smart, then start a Challenge that could earn you $50 if you save 10% over 12 months. Enter this month to win one of five TP-Link Wi-fi smart light switches we're giving away in our monthly contest.

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