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Lower your electricity bill in 3 easy steps

LOWER YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL NOW BY DOING THESE 3 SIMPLE THINGS. And yes, this means without having to invest in a gadget or anything to do so. What’s an easy electricity saving tip? 1. Use your major appliances (washing machines, dryers and dishwashers) during off-peak load times. That’s it! Peak Load times (which are from […]

Journeyman vs. Master Electrician

What’s the difference between a Journeyman electrician and a Master electrician? An easy way to explain the differences between a Journeyman electrician and a Master electrician would be like a Bachelor’s degree vs. a Master’s degree. While obtaining either degrees is beneficial and an accomplishment, a Master’s degree requires additional years of study. Similarly, a […]

The 3 most common electrical hazards in your home

  Water and Electricity Electricity and water is a dangerous combination. Most people know the importance to keep away from mixing the two, but unfortunately many people still reach for their electric razors and other electric grooming tools with wet hands or while still in the shower. Luckily, new homes today typically come with GFCI […]

When was the last time you had an Electrical Inspection?

Just as a vehicle requires maintenance, so does your home. We maintain our homes by cleaning them inside and out. We make sure the structure of the home and everything inside functional and safe.  For example, leaky faucets and running toilets are fixed, roofs are inspected and repaired. It is also important to make sure that […]

Are you due for a panel upgrade?

You might be due for an electrical panel upgrade We are Calgary and surrounding areas panel upgrade experts. We guarantee all of our parts and service for three years and we have been in business for more than 28 years. If you have electrical concerns we are here to help. If It’s been about five […]

Surge Protection

  What are Power Surges? A power surge is basically a spike in your home’s electrical current. These surges are unavoidable and last less than a thousandth of a second, however, it can cause damage to your home, appliances, and electronics.   What causes a power surge? A power surge can occur from anything that […]

The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring

The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring A large number of homes that were built in the 1960’s – 1970’s typically have aluminum wiring within its walls. It’s recorded that during this time many houses were damaged due to electrical fires and hazards. In an effort to save money and because it was thought to be a […]

What to Expect from 4-Star Electric

When it comes to booking an electrician it seems like the options are endless. There are many different electrical contractors out there and I am going to tell you how you can have a certified electrician at your door ASAP. Where to find us You can find us at www.4starelectric.com  or call  Ryanne or Whitney […]

Surge Protection – Q & A

What are Power Surges? A power surge is an increase in voltage significantly above the designated level in a flow of electricity. When the increase lasts three nanoseconds (billionths of a second) or more, it’s called a surge. If the surge or spike is high enough, it can inflict some heavy damage on your home’s […]

Prevent Electrical Appliance Fires

Prevent Electrical Shock and potential fires and unplug your toaster oven. I absolutely love my toaster oven. It toasts, bakes and heats up food perfectly however, did you know that leaving your toaster oven plugged in allows for electrical current to continually flow into this appliance even when not in use? Depending on brand, condition […]

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