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How to Reset a GFCI Outlet

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…

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…

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Generator?

Generators can be incredibly useful for homes and businesses to have, regardless of whether they are located in the heart of a city or in the middle of nowhere. If you are looking to protect your property by maintaining an electrical supply in the case of a power outage, it can help to know how…

How to Install an Electric Water Heater in a Mobile Home

It is common for people to wonder whether an electric water heater installation requires the help of an electrician or a plumber. The answer to this is most often that both sets of expertise are required. The plumbing procedures can be fairly involved and, because most water heaters require such large amounts of electricity to…

What is the Difference Between Low-Voltage and Line-Voltage?

As energy-efficient lighting options have emerged and continued to gain traction in homes and businesses throughout the world, interest in low voltage lighting configurations has been steadily increasing. For this reason, it can be helpful to know the difference between low-voltage and line-voltage lighting. The licensed and experienced electricians at Expert Electric are familiar with…

Knowing When it is Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical System

In many older homes, electrical systems do not get updated nearly as often as they should be. When an electrical system begins to age, it can become an inconvenience at best and a fire hazard at worst. For this reason, it is important to know when it is time to upgrade your home’s electrical system….

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…

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