February 2020

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February 2020

While it's fun to draw pictures and messages on sweaty windows, that condensation can lead to mold, rot and health issues. This month, we look at how using bathroom fans can help kill condensation. We also serve up a 2-for-1 ticket offer to the BC Home + Garden Show, options and safety tips for backup power during power outages, screen-free ideas for the Family Day weekend, and how an itchy bear was among the causes of power outages in 2019.

Fan-tastic ways to limit condensation in your home

Fan-tastic ways to limit condensation in your home

B.C.'s ventilation guru dishes on why windows fog up and mold appears, and how strategic use of properly-installed quality bathroom exhaust fans might be all you need to solve a problem that can lead to rotting walls and health issues.

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Power during power outages: Do you need backup?

Power during power outages: Do you need backup?

You can spend hundreds, or many thousands, on backup power. Options and safety considerations. Learn more


Peak skiing and four other fun ideas for Family Day weekend

Peak skiing and four other fun ideas for Family Day weekend

It's a four-day break for most students in B.C. A few ideas for screen-free family fun. Learn more


Itchy bear among causes of B.C. power outages in 2019

Itchy bear among causes of B.C. power outages in 2019

Big wind cuts power, but so do bears, beavers, a Canada Goose and a nosy neighbour. Learn more

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Get 2-for-1 tickets to the BC Home + Garden Show

Use our promo code to get 2-for-1 tickets to the show, which features Dave's redesigned and renovated home.

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Join Team Power Smart and enter to win

We're giving away a $150 HBC gift card this month. Join the team, then go to your Member Tool Box to enter the contest, get tips, and start a Reduction Challenge that could earn you $50.

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