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Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1900s-1950s

Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1900s-1950s - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

The style and character of older homes can be incredibly endearing. Besides this, the price tag on older houses can help make homeownership more plausible. Living in these houses can be a rewarding experience, but it does come with some considerations. Electrical wiring in the early 1900s was very different from the wiring we need
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Electrical Safety During Thanksgiving

Electrical Safety During Thanksgiving - 4 Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Here in Alberta, we love our Turkey Day. This is when we brave the cold so that we can come together with our loved ones and celebrate over a feast. There’s just something about mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce that warms our hearts and helps us appreciate the company we keep. However, all of this merrymaking
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Creative Lighting Solutions at Home

Creative Lighting Solutions at Home - 4-Star Electric - Calgary Electricians

Changing up your light fixtures can be one of the simplest tasks which results in the biggest payoff. Not only will new fixtures illuminate the space, but they add an extra layer of design to complement your already beautiful home. The reality is that your home is full of fixtures, so why not get creative
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Electrical Considerations When Renovating

Electrical Considerations When Renovating - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Renovations are a great way to get a fresh space without going through the stress of moving to a new home. In fact, 2017 saw Canadian homeowners spend $72.7 billion on home renovations and repairs, up $1.5 billion from 2016. Electricity, like flooring, is something that runs through every room of your house. If you
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Being Aware of Electrical Regulations

Being Aware of Electrical Regulations - 4-Star Electric - Calgary Electricians

Electrical components and systems play a huge role in our day-to-day lives. From our air conditioning to our lighting, much of our modern lives depends on the convenience of electricity. While these systems make our homes and businesses more comfortable and safe, they also have the potential to cause irreparable damage. That’s why there are
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Why Am I Tripping Circuit Breakers In My Home?

Why Am I Tripping Circuit Breakers In My Home? - 4-Star Electric - Electricians Calgary

When your circuit breakers keep getting tripped, it can be a sign of a much larger issue than just temporary loss of power. If you find that this is a common occurrence in your home, it is time to call in the professionals. A well maintained electrical system is key to the safety of your
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Outdoor Lighting for Your Summer Oasis

Outdoor Lighting for Your Summer Oasis - 4-Star Electric - Electricians Calgary

If your favourite time of year is barbeque season, you probably spend a lot of time in your backyard. Or at least intend to. Many homeowners want to create their own summer oasis, but they just aren’t sure how to get started. We’re here to tell you that backyard improvements don’t have to be complicated.
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Buying a New or Used Home? Why You’ll Need an Electrician

Buying a New or Used Home? Why You’ll Need an Electrician - 4-Star Electric - Electricians Calgary

Oftentimes, potential homeowners looking at purchasing a newer home will bypass an electrical inspection out of the belief that there’s probably nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether buying a new or used home, it is important to have an electrical inspection done so that you know exactly what
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When Should You Look Into a Panel Upgrade?

When Should You Look Into a Panel Upgrade? - 4-Star Electric - Electrical Contractors Calgary

It is easy to forget our electrical panel hiding in the basement or garage, but the truth is that this panel is an important part of your electrical system. While these devices don’t need the same amount of maintenance as other electrical components, they still need proper care and attention. In fact, you may need
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What Is an Electrical Power Surge, and What Can You Do About It?

What Is an Electrical Power Surge, and What Can You Do About It? - 4-Star Electric - Electrical Contractors Calgary

Many of us have experienced an electrical surge that either caused a shock or even damaged appliances. These surges can be problematic for home and business owners in a number of different ways by creating massive personal and financial risk. Here’s what you need to know about electrical power surges and how to protect yourself
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