BC Hydro: Push electricity savings forward as the clocks fall back

By Greg Fry
November 3, 2017 - 3:31pm

KAMLOOPS - With daylight saving time coming to an end this Sunday morning there's more to look forward to than simply an extra hour of sleep.

As the days get colder and darker, BC Hydro says residents can make energy efficient choices that will help them save power and money by taking into account the following tips:

  • Set the thermostat to the ideal temperature (16ºC while away from home or asleep, 21ºC when relaxing at home) to save up to 10 per cent.
  • Seal cracks in doors and windows to block out cold air and keep heat inside to save up to $100 over the fall and winter months.
  • Save up to $30 per year by installing energy efficient tap aerators to cut down on the amount of water you use.
  • Use LED bulbs. LED bulbs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting and can last up to 25 times longer. One LED bulb will translate into $100 in energy savings over its lifespan.

On average, BC Hydro says heating can account for up to 50 per ent of a household's energy use during the cold, fall and winter months. For more ways to save power click here.

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