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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…

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…

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…

Licensed Electrician Tips: Lowering Your Electric Bill

Few people enjoy spending money unnecessarily but many of us spend money on our electrical bill that could have been saved by making a few simple changes. That is why we, at Expert Electric, have provided these easy-to-follow licensed electrician tips for lowering your electric bill. We are passionate about keeping our clients safe and…

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters: What are They and How Do They Work?

Many homes have ground fault circuit interrupters installed in power outlets, but few people understand what they are and how they work. Ground fault circuit interrupter outlets (or GFCI outlets) greatly reduce the risk of electrocution by cutting off the flow of electricity in the case of a fault in the circuit. At Expert Electric,…

Things to Consider When Hiring an Electrician

Knowing the right things to consider when hiring an electrician can help you make an informed decision about which company you should work with. At Expert Electric, we understand how important it is to hire the right electrician for the job. That is why we offer a wide range of residential electrical services and commercial…

Why You Should Hire a Licensed Electrician

At Expert Electric, we know that hiring a licensed electrician for both residential electrical services and commercial electrical services can help ensure that the job is being done safely and properly the first time around. If you have an electrical project that you need help with, here are some of the reasons why you should…