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Power Surge Protection: How it Works

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?

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How should I keep my home cool?

How should I keep my home cool?

It seems that as the year progresses, each season comes with its own positives and negatives. We have been fortunate to have a very beautiful spring so far, and it looks like we will be in for a...

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Ballast Replacement

Ballast Replacement

Fluorescent ballasts are integral components of lighting systems found in numerous industrial warehouses, renowned for their affordability and energy efficiency. These ballasts serve as control...

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Battery Safety Tips

Battery Safety Tips

Batteries, the compact powerhouses, are tucked away in various corners of our homes, powering a multitude of everyday devices. From clocks and remote controls to toys and electronic gadgets,...

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Indoor Lighting

Since we covered outdoor lighting last time, this week we thought we would focus on lighting that you use more frequently. Everyone wants a house with good lighting. A bright house can fill you with...

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Extension Cord Safety

If you are like most families, you probably have an extension cord - if not multiples - around your house. But did you know that these are among the most dangerous electrical appliances in your...

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Electrical Hazards in Older Homes

Approximately 200 electrical fires occur in B.C. each year with a large portion of these fires found in older homes. As sad as it is, it’s understandable. Homes built before 1970 didn’t have the types of technology we have today – not only to build a more sound electrical system but to sustain the types of products we now use on a daily basis (coffee machines, hairdryers, computers, the list goes on). If you live in an older home or are looking at buying one, be aware of these electrical hazards.

  • Wiring older than 30 years old
  • Under 100 amps of power
  • Not equipped with AFCI’s

Wiring – New cables and methods of wiring have been introduced since the building of your old home. These new cables provided ground protection, higher rated insulation temperatures and are suitable for recessed lighting. This eliminates the need for knobs and tubes, which proved to be a fire hazard overtime.  If your wiring is older than 30 years, it is recommended to have an electrician review the safety of your wiring. If caught early, you may be able to simply modify your wiring rather than rewire your entire home.

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Lighting & Home Décor: All You Need to Know – Expert Electric

The best lighting jobs are the ones that aren’t noticeable. Have you ever walked into a room and just felt warm, comfortable and at home? It was probably the light placement and selection in the room that gave you that unforgettable feeling. With the right tools and tips in mind, you can also have that within each room of your home.

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Electrical Safety for Your Home

We know your family’s safety is important to you, but have you ensured their electrical safety? The amount of electricity running through your home has enough power to cause death if electrocuted. Implementing a few simple tips regarding your cords and plugs, outlets, and circuit breakers could potentially prevent injuries or fires in your home.

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Simple Ways to Save on Your Electrical Bill

Many people think that in order to save money on your electrical bill, you must accept some discomforts or inconveniences. But that is not the case! You don’t need to deal with the unbearable heat in the summer instead of turning on your air conditioner. You don’t need to unplug all of your appliances after every use to save a few dollars. We have put together a few key recommendations to get you started on your electrical bill savings without having to give up the comfort and conveniences in your home…

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