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Tips for Reducing Your Electricity Bill in the Summer

Summer is just around the corner and the licensed electricians at Expert Electric could not be happier! Expert Electric offers various electrical services for residential homes and commercial buildings. To help residential and commercial customers improve their electrical cost-savings, we have compiled a list of tips for reducing your electricity bill in the summer. As…

Electrical Safety Tips for Spring

Even though it may not quite feel like it in the Lower Mainland, Spring has officially arrived. Each season, the licensed electricians at Expert Electric like to pass along some general electrical safety tips to keep everyone safe around electrical equipment and wiring. As Spring rolls in, the sunshine comes out and people tend to spend…

How to Prepare for Power Outages and Power Failures

With many parts of British Columbia receiving record breaking amounts of snow and extreme weather conditions this winter, it is important to review some proper power outage protocol and safety measures. Although most power outages only last a few hours, it is always important to be properly prepared for outages lasting longer. The licensed electricians…

Electric Water Heaters: What You Need to Know

Water heaters play an important role in every residential home. Water heaters are the source behind hot showers, warm baths and various temperatures of water used for washing dishes and clothes. When choosing to install a new water heater in your home, there are a few different options available. Homeowners can choose between traditional gas…

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Energy-efficient residential homes are becoming increasingly popular in Canada which is good news for both the environment and our economy. Having an energy-efficient home also helps Canadians save big on their electricity bills. Expert Electric has been helping homeowners improve their home’s energy-efficiency for many years. For help on how to make your home more…

Standby Emergency Generator Installations

As expected this year, the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland’s Winter has lived up to the hype. With arctic outflow warnings and extremely strong winds on the horizon, the likelihood of power outages occurring has increased tenfold. One of the best solutions to the threat of power outages is a standby emergency generator installation. The…

How motion sensing lights work and where to install them

The licensed electricians at Expert Electric receive a lot of questions about how motion sensing lights work and where to install them. Since our team has plenty of experience installing motion sensing lights in residential homes and commercial buildings, we figured it would be beneficial to help answer some of the more popular questions we…

How to keep your home warm in the Winter

Winter is in full swing in the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver area. Winter in British Columbia usually means a severe drop in temperature, possible snowfall and an unfortunate spike in the electrical bill. We often get asked whether or not it is possible to keep a home warm during the Winter season without breaking…

What is the difference between single-phase and three-phase circuits?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between single-phase and three-phase circuits? If you currently reside in North America then you are likely accustomed to single-phase circuit power throughout your home. Although single-phase circuits are popular among residential homes and smaller commercial business buildings, some businesses may consider switching to three-phase circuits in order to…

Electrical Ballast Replacement

Electrical ballast replacements are a common project in both residential homes and commercial buildings. An electrical ballast is a device used to regulate electrical currents so that they do not reach uncontrollable levels. A common application of electrical ballasts is those found in any type of light structure such as fluorescent or neon lighting systems….

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