How do I save electricity when I'm on vacation?
Save while you’re away
The next time you plan a vacation getaway, take a few minutes to turn off and unplug as many non-essential devices as possible. It will cut your electricity use, avoid safety hazards and save you money.
Here's a list of the things you should turn off before taking off.
Even during a vacation, usage can spike
There are many reasons why your bill could be higher than you expect, and that includes higher than expected bills while you’re away on vacation, especially in winter. If your home is heated with baseboard or other electric heating, there’s a chance that your electricity use could spike during cold weather while you’re away. Even if you set your thermostats to 15 C, a big dip in outside temperature can still cause a spike in heating costs just to maintain that temperature.
Try tracking and comparing your electricity consumption online, selecting the “compare to outside temperature” option in the MyHydro consumption graphs. Start by logging in to MyHydro and selecting, View detailed consumption. You can see your consumption (as of the previous day) by month, week, day or even hour, and compare electricity use against outside temperatures and similar homes in the neighbourhood.
If you’re a residential customer who’s still concerned about a higher than expected winter bill, give our customer team a call at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376).
Here are some common causes for a higher than expected bill.
... means we now have a year's worth of electricity consumption data ... I'm hoping thathttps://www.bchydro.com/news/unplug_this_blog/2014/my-year-using-myhydro.html - 30k
using the MyHydro tracking tools will keep us on track to save 10 per cent ...
... first year, 10 per cent in the second, and I'm sure we ... tools to see what is happeninghttps://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2014/guy-lynch-on-path-to-savings.html - 33k
with his electricity use year ... That would save a lot of power," Lynch muses ...
... was in educating himself about his family's electricity usage patterns ... "It's likehttps://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2019/hydrohome-trial.html - 39k
'how much can I save, and reduce ... through the app even if I'm 5,000 miles ...
... But when I'm at home, my taste in music changes ... automatically saving energy and reducinghttps://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2017/enjoy-music-safely.html - 33k
your electricity costs ... STAR certified audio/video products to save energy ...
... I'm going to assume that, like most people, as the ... all refer to the constant drawhttps://www.bchydro.com/news/unplug_this_blog/2010/cable_box_energy.html - 29k
of electricity most electronic ... This will save you energy and for PVRs also ...
Page 1. February 6, 2015 Columbia River Project Water Use Plan Kinbasket andhttps://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/corporate/environment-sustainability/water-use-planning/southern-interior/clbmon-41-yr5-2015-02-06.pdf -
Arrow Recreation Management Plan Arrow Reservoir Recreational ...
Page 1. January 20, 2015 Columbia River Project Water Use Plan Kinbasket and Arrowhttps://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/corporate/environment-sustainability/water-use-planning/southern-interior/clbmon-14-yr-4-2015-01-20.pdf -
Recreation Management Plan Boat Ramp Use Study Mid Term Report ...