May 2020

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May 2020

How comfortable and energy-efficient is your home? A cold winter followed by more time spent at home has put that question in sharp focus. This month, we get tips from an expert in home comfort, smart ways to save, and we check the science on water temperature related to laundry and handwashing. Also, don't forget that BC Hydro has several COVID-19 programs to help you pay your energy bills.

10 things you need to know about home comfort

10 things you need to know about home comfort

A thermal comfort expert steps in to help explain how air temperature can be misleading, awnings are awesome, and what you can see when you close your eyes.

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Pain-free ways to save during the pandemic

Smart ways to reduce energy use at home

From shorter showers to keeping your cool as the days get warmer, ways to reduce your energy bill. Learn more


Warm water for hands, cold water for laundry

Warm water for hands, cold water for laundry

You can cut your hot water use without sacrificing hygiene or cleanliness. Don't forget the soap. Learn more


Life hacks to stay connected, active, entertained

Life hacks to stay connected, active, entertained

Life is looking a little different right now but we've rounded up some ways to replace a few activities you may be missing. Learn more


COVID-19 Relief Fund for residential customers

COVID-19 Relief Fund for residential customers

Have you or your spouse/partner stopped working due to COVID-19? You can apply until June 30 to get bill relief. Apply now

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Email scams: Is that a real BC Hydro address?

Keep yourself and your information safe by being careful about what arrives in your inbox or who arrives at your door. Learn more

Small businesses can apply for BC Hydro bill relief

Within days of launching our COVID-19 Relief Fund, we got more than 3,000 applications from businesses. Applications are open until June 30, 2020. Learn more

Don't miss out on home renovation rebates

Considering upgrading your home's efficiency? Check to see how our home renovation rebates and municipal rebates can help make that happen.

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