August 2022 Fuel savings & win PNE tickets August 2022 It's the summer of high gas prices, so we've updated our EV vs. gas car fuel calculator to reflect the big savings that go along with plugging in to the power of water. Also this month, we've run an experiment to see if cold showers are worth the shock of entry, and the story of a Kamloops household's carbon footprint that's so very low it sets a high bar for fellow Canadians. Plus five things you need to know about two kinds of heat pumps, and a chance to win tickets to the PNE Fair. Pick your vehicle type, see how much you'd save More of us here in B.C. are looking at gas prices and wondering if it's time to go electric. Wonder no more. Human-powered lifestyle carries small footprint Why one Kamloops household has a third of the CO2 emissions of the Canadian average, and ways you can limit your impact. Learn more Videos: Five things you should know about heat pumps Dave and Jaclyn talk central ducted and mini-split heat pumps, which provide year-round comfort. Learn more Is the switch to a cold shower really worth the shock? Fans say the energy boost changes their day, and there are energy savings, too. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com Know a trades worker? Insist they play safe around electricity A BC Hydro report finds a lack of awareness has contributed to trades workers being at highest risk of serious injury from making contact with electrical equipment. Learn more Enter to win tickets to the PNE Fair We love that an electric heat pump is featured in the 2022 PNE Prize Home. So we're giving away tickets. Learn more Explore energy-saving products Our Power Smart Shop features the most energy-efficient appliances, lighting, thermostats, and more. Learn more Log in to MyHydro Outages & safety Accounts Contact us Energy savings You've received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.