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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…

What to Do When a Transformer Blows

Transformers are important components to modern urban and suburban electrical setups, and they can be found in just about every North American neighbourhood. When they fail, it can result in a large explosion that has a potentially dangerous aftermath if handled improperly, which is why it is important to know what to do when a…

How to Convert a Hardwired Oven to a Plug-In Oven

Many appliances come from the store with a cord that is designed to be hardwired into the home rather than plugged into a socket. This situation, where an appliance cord does not match a home’s electrical setup, is particularly common with ovens. If your home has an electrical socket for the oven to plug into,…

Speciality Receptacle Installation Services for Businesses

Whether you are setting up a workspace for a new business or optimizing your existing workplace for efficiency, it can be worthwhile to consider your electrical outlet needs. Installing the proper specialty electrical receptacles can help a business increase convenience for its employees, upgrade its safety, and improve company efficiency. At Expert Electric, we offer…

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