March 2022 Heat pumps & prizes March 2022 Big on rebates. Big on prizes. Enter our new contest each week through April 17 for a shot at prizes including a 24-inch Apple iMac worth $2,400. To put it simply, we're pumped on how heat pumps can both heat and cool your home, and we tell the story of how a Victoria resident stayed comfy during a year of record heat and chill in B.C. Also this month, ideas for donating, selling and recycling items collected during spring cleaning, and in the runup to World Water Day, a look at a program that gets Nanaimo area students outside to explore local streams and wetlands. Prizes, rebates, and the 'heaty-cool-y-no-pollute-y' With rebates of up to $11,000 to switch to a powered-by-water system that heats and cools, plus a new contest, one big question remains: What should a "heat pump" really be called? Spring cleaning? Someone wants that old stuff Before you toss it or recycle it, try selling or donating. One person's junk is another's treasure. Learn more Heat domes, big chills and a system for all seasons Last summer, a Victoria resident went to the movies just to cool down. Now she's got a heat pump. Learn more Students get outside to explore water stewardship As World Water Day nears, a visit to a fantastic program at Nanaimo-area schools. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com Heat pump or AC? One system or two They work pretty much the same way, but one works year round. The costs and benefits of using a heat pump for cooling. Learn more Report: Gas misconceptions fuel CO2 footprints at home Despite having climate change concerns, British Columbians prefer natural gas ranges and fireplaces even though cleaner, cheaper electric options are available. Learn more Visit the Power Smart Shop for appliances & more Explore, compare, and shop for top-rated energy-saving appliances, electronics, and light bulbs. Learn more Heat pump 101 livestream Join our team and a heat pump expert for a virtual session on March 24 to learn all about heat pumps and rebates. Plus, we have prizes. Register now Log in to MyHydro Outages & safety Accounts Contact us Energy savings You've received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.