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Common Causes of a Tripped Circuit

There are a variety of causes that could trigger a circuit breaker. Some of these causes are fairly harmless but others could be putting your home in danger. For this reason, it is important to know the common causes of a tripped circuit. At Expert Electric, our team of fully licensed and experienced electricians are…

Electrical Tips for Setting Up an Awesome Entertainment Centre

Whether you are enjoying a movie, listening to music, or catching the game, having a great entertainment centre setup is an excellent way to relax and enjoy life. In order to properly enjoy your media centre, there are some tricks that can be employed that will help to keep your mess of cords organized, protect…

Can I Install My Own New Light Fixtures?

As with any job that needs to be done that relates to electrical work, light fixture installations should only be performed by confident, experienced individuals. In many cases, the wiring system involved with installing a light fixture can be complicated and the fixture may need structural support. For this reason, if you ever need to…

5 Commonly Asked Electrical Questions

At Expert Electric, we want to make sure that our clients have as much information about the work that we do as possible, so that they can make better choices regarding the safety and quality of their homes. Answering questions is never a hassle, but we always want to make sure that information that could…

Great Garden Lighting Ideas

Whether you have a large acreage with intricate landscaping or a small yard, having safe and attractive garden lighting can greatly change the aesthetic and feel of your outdoor living space. The licensed electricians at Expert Electric can help ensure that your outdoor lighting is installed safely and effectively. If you are looking for great…

What to Look for When Hiring an Electrician

If any kind of electrical work needs to be done in your home, it is important to know what to look for when hiring an electrician. Even if the job looks like it might be simple to perform, it is always worth consulting a licensed electrician to ensure that the job does not go awry….

How Much Does It Cost to Update Electrical Wiring in an Old House?

When it comes to home electrical systems, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you live in an old house, it is worth looking into whether or not you might need to replace your wiring in order to protect your home. At Expert Electric, we know how much it costs to update…

Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

Although many aspects of older homes can be kept in operational condition through regular upkeep and maintenance, electrical systems are not among them. Years of use can make electrical systems unstable and a danger to your home, so old systems should be updated to meet modern standards. At Expert Electric, we often get asked the…

How to Reset a GFCI Outlet

GFCI outlets are extremely valuable to have installed in areas with a higher risk of shock due to moisture or the kind of devices being plugged in. When a GFCI outlet stops working, it is usually because the circuit has been grounded unintentionally through a conductive source. Although it is usually alright to simply reset…

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Cat5 Cabling

Category 5 cable, or Cat5, is a type of twisted cable that is used to network or pair computer devices. It is used to carry signals, such as video, between devices through an ethernet connection. When setting up devices and networks, the proper installation of Cat5 cables can save you from a headache later on…

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