July 2017

Electrical Outlet Installation: Which Ones Do I Need for my Home?

By | July 14th, 2017|Electrical Outlets, Electrical Upgrades|

Whether you are building a new home or are considering doing electrical updates, having some knowledge about electrical outlets will serve you well. Electrical outlets have changed over the years, both due to increasing demands for electricity and because technology is ever evolving to make things safer and more efficient. So here’s a list of what electrical outlets you might [...]

How To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

By | July 11th, 2017|Energy Conservation, Save Money, Tips|

It’s finally here, summertime has settled upon us all. The skies are blue, the ocean is calling, and the temperature is rising. And while there’s no complaining about summer weather, for many people, the heat can get a little tough to deal with after awhile. Other cities in the world, even in Canada, have air conditioning everywhere you go. However, [...]

June 2017

How To Label your Electrical Panel

By | June 19th, 2017|Electric Safety, Electrical Panels, Tips|

There are certain jobs that every homeowner should to do. And the best jobs are the ones you only need to do once, like labeling your electrical panel. Having a clearly labeled electrical panel will make life easier and safer. If there is an emergency and you need to quickly shut the power off or if you are doing repairs [...]

What to do if your Porch Light Attracts Bugs

By | June 14th, 2017|Lighting, Outdoor Lighting|

We’ve all done the race before. You arrive home at nighttime. The porch light is on, how nice! But, there’s something standing between you and the warmth of your home: A cloud of moths and bugs swarming your porch light. It’s horrifying! No one wants to let a throng of buzzing insects into the comforts of a home. But keeping [...]

May 2017

Electrical Safety Tips For Your Home

By | May 14th, 2017|Electric Safety, Save Money, Tips|

Every home has its quirks and interesting traits that give it character. Depending on the year it was built and the style in which it was designed, some things might seem a little strange, especially the older the house gets. One thing that has changed over time is the way the electrical system in a house has been designed and [...]

What is a Light Ballast?

By | May 11th, 2017|Lighting|

Every industry has its own jargon and terminology. And it’s usually only those who have training or experience in that industry who can understand what’s going on if the conversation starts heading in that direction. Electricians and those in the electrical trade easily fall under that umbrella, with a whole collection of words and phrases that only they seem to [...]

April 2017

Should I Switch to LED Lights

By | April 19th, 2017|Energy Conservation, LED Lighting, Lighting|

Lighting has come a long way over the years. Gone are the days when incandescent lightbulbs dominated the market as the only lighting option. In fact, Canada and several other countries in the world are on a path to phase out incandescents entirely. Other players in the lighting market are fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), cold cathode fluorescent lamps [...]

How Office Lighting Can Improve Productivity

By | April 11th, 2017|Commercial Electrician, Electrical Upgrades, Office Lighting|

If you are a business owner or employer, you probably understand the importance of having happy employees. Happy employees equal productive employees. And productive employees lead to a better chance of success in business. Many employers have gone to great lengths to increase employee happiness, in an attempt to increase productivity. They stock the fridge full of healthy juice or [...]

March 2017

Common Electrical Code Violations

By | March 27th, 2017|Electrical Hazards, Electrical Wiring|

We rely on electricity more than we probably realize. And we expect our homes to be reliable when it comes to the energy we need to power our lives. At the same time, most people don’t have much knowledge when it comes to how the electricity works in their homes. Over the years, we have seen many cases of electrical [...]

Lighting Upgrades that will help you save! (In more ways than one)

By | March 19th, 2017|Electrical Upgrades|

It always feels great when, as a business owner, you can find ways to save money. And when it comes to lighting, upgrading fixtures, bulbs and controls can have multiple benefits. So, let’s look at some of the perks of upgrading the lighting in and around your building. Cash Savings As mentioned, saving money is one of the most appealing [...]