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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…

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…

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,…

What is the Difference Between Low-Voltage and Line-Voltage?

As energy-efficient lighting options have emerged and continued to gain traction in homes and businesses throughout the world, interest in low voltage lighting configurations has been steadily increasing. For this reason, it can be helpful to know the difference between low-voltage and line-voltage lighting. The licensed and experienced electricians at Expert Electric are familiar with…

Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?

A frustrating electrical problem that many people encounter is a light bulb that continuously burns out for no apparent reason. Depending on how long a light is on during the day, most incandescent light bulbs should have a lifespan of about 900 hours, which usually comes out to about 4 months. If you find that…

How to Install In-Floor Heating

Electric in-floor heating offers a cost-effective solution for heating and provides your home with comfort and energy-efficient warmth. At Expert Electric, we know the value of in-floor heat and our licensed electricians have a wealth of knowledge about how to install in-floor heating. Our residential electrical services include a variety of installation services for electric…

Holiday Electrical Safety Tips

The holiday season is an exciting time; the parties, decorations, food, family, friends, and fun can often overwhelm us and make us completely forget about home safety. At Expert Electric, we want to help people have a safe and happy holiday season with their families and friends, so we have created this list of holiday…

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