April 2021 Home renos, spring cleaning April 2021 On the heels of a BC Hydro report that shows regrets over home renovations, we've got reno horror stories and advice on how to ensure energy efficiency is part of the plan. Also this month, we have 21 spring cleaning tips, ideas for how to turn Earth Day into personal action, how you can scrap an old car to earn an electric car or e-bike rebate, and a heads-up to enter to win a Kobo e-reader and Indigo gift card in the final week of our spring contest. Oh, and we road-tested a Mini Cooper S Electric. Bears on the roof, and other home reno tales We asked Team Power Smart members for home renovation stories, good and bad. Here are five of the best, along with some advice from one of our Home Renovation Rebate Program Registered Contractors in Prince George. 21 spring cleaning ideas to save energy, cut clutter A seasonal checklist to tune up your home, avoid high energy bills, and recycle old stuff. Learn more Earth Day action: What will your 'new normal' look like? With April 22 coming up, check your carbon footprint to figure out ways you can shrink it. Learn more The SCRAP-IT path to rebates on electric cars, e-bikes & more A popular B.C. program takes gas-guzzlers off the road and delivers juicy rebates in return. Learn more Weekly contest update: Win a Kobo e-reader Our spring contest wraps up with a chance to win an e-reader and Indigo gift card, plus one final entry for the e-bike grand prize. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com BC Hydro report: home renovation regrets in B.C. COVID-19 caused home renovations to spike, but about 20 per cent of B.C. homeowners regret their choices as they favoured aesthetics over increasing their home's value. Learn more Mini Cooper S Electric: limited range, lots of fun Is a nimble electric car that can only go 170 km between charges the plug-in for you? That all depends on what you need it for. Learn more After a mucky surprise, Victoria basement reno is a success Relocating a bathroom unveils a mess that leads to a bright new addition for a Victoria couple. Learn more 10 ways to cut your laundry costs Using your washer and dryer wisely, and hang-drying as many clothes as possible, will save you money and help your clothes look better for longer. Join Team Power Smart, enter to win a gift card It's always free to join the team, and in the spirit of this month's home renos theme, you can enter to win a $150 gift card from The Home Depot. Connect with us: Log in to MyHydro Outages & Safety Accounts Contact Us Energy Savings You have received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.