Tag Archives: energy-star

Get ready for Winter!

Hot summer days are behind us, and as the mercury starts to flirt with the single digits, it’s time to start getting ready for Winter!  Smart home maintenance isn’t limited to raking leaves and winterizing outdoor drains. Preventative home maintenance … Continue reading

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Save up to $15,000 with this simple step!

Do you have a secondary suite in your basement?  Do your property taxes reflect this with additional sewage and water charges?  No plans to use that second kitchen? Did you know that if you own a single family home you can … Continue reading

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Pets of Fitterer Electric: Precious

As our Senior Office Advisor, Precious (while 2-years new to the role) brings with her 15 years of experience.  Precious can be found under our  Office Manager’s Desk on any given day, and can only be lured out for meetings … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Launches Dedicated Service Department

Fitterer Electric launches dedicated Service Department Continue reading

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BC Hydro rate increases mean higher bills…unless you get smart!

April 1st didn’t just bring a lot of jokes and tricks:  it ushered in a new, ten year, mulit-tiered rate increase plan by BC Hydro, and as the consumer, it will be you who bears the higher bills.  According to … Continue reading

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5 steps to reduce the cost of light

Acklands Grainger has published a great article featuring five steps to reduce your lighting costs.  The original article can be found here, but in essence, the points boil down to the following: Get an estimate:  seems obvious, but you would … Continue reading

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Burnaby Train Derailment evidence of dark winter days

The Lower Mainland just came through a weekend of heavy rainfall warning, evidenced most clearly in Burnaby, where a section of train tracks gave way after a local beaver dam was washed out with flooding and high water.  If this … Continue reading

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BC Hydro Rates on the rise by 26.4%

The Vancouver Sun reported that BC Hydro’s residential, industrial and business rates are going to increase by 26.4% over the next two years.  And while these increased rates are slated to pay for capital additions, it is you the consumer … Continue reading

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October is Power Smart Month, so go out for dinner!

The team here at Fitterer Electric always like to support energy savings, so what better way than to celebrate Power Smart Month,  with BC Hydro! In addition to a number of ways to save energy and money, did you know … Continue reading

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Safe disposal of broken CFL’s

Stephen Hume of the Vancouver Sun recently profiled the proper handling and disposing of burnt-out CFL’s, or compact fluorescents, and his article raised some points that bear repeating.  For example, did you know that each CFL contains enough mercury to … Continue reading

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GE, Maytag and Kitchenaid overlook energy-smart bulbs in many of their major appliances

We have a fish tank with three fish named Nemo, Flash and Goldie.  One morning we awoke to half the tank in darkness:  one of the lights had burnt out, and all the little fish were huddled under the remaining … Continue reading

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