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The Importance of Whole Home Surge Protection

Whether you have an older electrical system or one that was recently installed, it is important to protect your home from power surges. Power surges can slowly deteriorate and eventually fry your electronic devices, creating major issues that cost you money. At Expert Electric, we realize the importance of whole home surge protection, which is…

What to Do if a Circuit Breaker will not Reset

If you have ever been the victim of a circuit breaker that will not stay set in the “on” position, you are not alone. Many people experience this problem and there are a variety of reasons that this can occur. In order to know what to do if a circuit breaker will not reset, it…

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…

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….

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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