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Expert Electric Blog - Surge Protection

Dedicated Computer Circuits for Home Offices

A staple of any modern office is a good computer system. Whether you use the computer for managing all aspects of your business or simple communications every once in a while, it is usually a central aspect of any home office setup. In many cases, it can be important to have a dedicated computer circuit…

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…

Licensed Electrician Tips: Home Electrical Safety for Winter

Although the winters that we get in BC’s lower mainland do not compare to those seen throughout the rest of Canada, the season still comes with difficulties and hazards. Between significant rainfall, ice, and the occasional wind or snowstorm, winter brings weather that can create further dangers in the form of electrical hazards. At Expert…

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…

How to Reset Your GFCI Outlet When it Stops Working

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…

Power Surge Protection: How it Works

A power surge is an increase in voltage flowing through your electrical units that rise above the standard voltage levels (120 Volts). These surges can be caused by lightning, high-powered electrical devices (elevators, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc), faulty wiring or even problems with your utility company’s equipment. Inevitably, these are all occurrences that we cannot prevent ourselves, so how can you protect your home and equipment from these damaging power surges?

Workshop Electrical Setup

A workshop is a place full of productivity. Filled with tools and devices, this small hub can produce the most amazing and practical creations – but in order to keep it operating, there needs to be a significant amount of electricity. To keep your workshop running smoothly, here are some things to consider when it…