Electrical Services You Didn’t Think You Needed, Until…

Electrical Services You Didn’t Think You Needed, Until…

Electricity is one of those fundamental things we don't think about until suddenly there isn't any. Then, while shivering in the dark, we quickly start to consider the many electrical services that we don't have. When the lights come back on, such thoughts rapidly...

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For Safety’s Sake: Room-by-Room Electrical Code Requirements

For Safety’s Sake: Room-by-Room Electrical Code Requirements

Your call to an electrician could be for any of a multitude of reasons. People contact electrical contractors for everything from wiring installation in newly constructed or newly-renovated homes and buildings, to the installation of new ceiling fans, to home security...

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8 Tips for Hiring the Right Electrical Contractor

8 Tips for Hiring the Right Electrical Contractor

So, you need an electrical contractor. You're likely looking for one with a reputation for good work, someone that you feel confident hiring. We think you'll find these tips sensible for hiring not only a reputable electrical contractor but the right one for the...

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Electric Fireplaces: Problems and Solutions

Electric Fireplaces: Problems and Solutions

Electric fireplaces are lovely additions to a home, cosmetically and practically speaking. But many things can negatively affect a fireplace’s performance— aside from the obvious one. It’s unplugged! (We all have days like that.) Good news. Electric fireplace problems...

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Has Aluminum Wiring Made Your Home a Safety Hazard?

Has Aluminum Wiring Made Your Home a Safety Hazard?

In North America, aluminum wire was used for wiring entire houses for a short time from the 1960s to the mid-1970s, when copper prices in that period were high. Thousands of homes in Greater Vancouver are still using aluminum wiring. Unfortunately, there are safety...

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Lighting Your Home By Number

Lighting Your Home By Number

Watt's new in lighting brightness? Actually, that's more than a bad pun. It's outdated. Watts are out. Lumens are in as the way of measuring a bulb's brightness. Why not watts? Thanks to the now-common lower wattage LED, lower watts no longer means less light. Since a...

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