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Staying Safe and Warm with Electric Blankets

Staying Safe and Warm with Electric Blankets - 4-star Electric - Electricians Calgary

Electric blankets are a great way to reduce pain and increase circulation when sleeping. Especially with plummeting temperatures in January, there’s something so comforting about curling up in an already-warm bed to settle down for the night. While electrical blankets can be a great boon, they can cause severe damage if not used properly. Here’s
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Home Electrical Maintenance Considerations for 2019

Home Electrical Maintenance Considerations for 2019 - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

The New Year is finally here! For many of us this means living healthier, happier, and altogether taking advantage of this new calendar year. While you may be focused on your eating patterns and your workout plans, we ask you to consider a resolution that will be gentle on your wallet in the long run
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Beeping in the Night: What It Means When Your Alarm Goes Haywire

Beeping in the Night: What It Means When Your Alarm Goes Haywire - 4-Star Electric - Electricians Calgary

The cry of a smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death in cases of fire. We all know the distinct piercing howl that signals danger, but that’s not the only sound your alarm can make. Are you kept up at night by intermittent beeping coming from your alarm system when there is
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Putting Up Christmas Lights? Keep These Tips in Mind!

Putting Up Christmas Lights? Keep These Tips in Mind! - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

One of our favourite times of the year is Christmas, and what says Christmas more than bright, twinkling lights! If you love to decorate your home for all your neighbours to see, you know how much work it is to climb up on that ladder and string the lights. Here are some tips to make
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Does Your Home Need a Backup Generator?

Does Your Home Need a Backup Generator? - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Living in the Great White North means living with some not-so-great temperatures. Summertime brings rolling brownouts and winter outages can be downright disastrous. This has a lot of our customers wondering if they should invest in a backup generator for their home. If you’re wondering the same thing, this article is for you!   What
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Installing Motion Sensors

Installing Motion Sensors - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

In 2018 alone, Calgary suffered from over 3000 cases of residential breaking and entering. It’s no wonder that Calgarians are desperate to find more ways to keep their homes safe. Motion sensors are one of the best ways to protect your home from unwanted guests. Even the threat of their existence can keep potential intruders
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Get Licensed Electricians for Commercial Work

Get Licensed Electricians for Commercial Work - 4 Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Whether your business requires a complete overhaul or a few simpler installations, don’t take your chances with a DIY electrician. Sure, Steve from Accounting may have watched a few YouTube videos on electrical wiring, but that won’t make him an expert. Here are a few reasons why you should call in licensed electricians for your
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Electrical Safety Advice with Children

Electrical Safety Advice with Children - 4 Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Technology and electronic devices are a major component in our lives, and even more so for our children. From birth to the time they move out of our homes and beyond, our kids will be in nearly constant contact with electricity and electrical sources. It is important that we keep them safe while they are
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Disposing of Outdated Electronics

Disposing of Outdated Electronics - 4-Star Electric - Calgary Electricians

In the wake of the IPCC’s harrowing report on the severity of climate change and their subsequent call to action, many people are searching for ways to implement greener practices in their day-to-day lives. While most municipalities have programs for recycling paper and plastic, or safely disposing of harmful chemicals, did you know that there
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Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1960s-1980s

Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1960s-1980s - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

In our last article, we discussed common wiring issues in homes from the first half of the twentieth century. Today we are going to explore homes built in the latter half. The 1960s and 1970s brought about massive changes. As our way of living began to shift, our needs for electricity became greater. As a
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