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Electrical Requirements for Legal Basement Suites

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Basement suites are a great option for homeowners and renters alike. Homeowners can get extra help with their mortgage and give them an opportunity to put more money away in a rainy day fund. Renters get the enjoyment of a typically larger space than they would in an apartment or condo and oftentimes with access
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What Does it Mean to be a Licensed Electrician?

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Electrical work is a complex task that requires great communication, mechanical ability, and a comprehensive knowledge of electricity and electrical systems. That’s why the Government of Alberta created strict guidelines regarding who is allowed to do this type of work. Followed properly, these guidelines keep everyone safe by utilizing licensed electricians. In this week’s article,
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Reducing Electrical Bills During Summer

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According to the Government of Alberta, the average Albertan household spends nearly $3,000 on water, fuel, and electricity each year. While most homeowners focus on reducing energy consumption in the wintertime to offset that budget, there is great value in taking a look at your summer expenditures as well. After all, rolling blackouts and brownouts
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Common Myths About Electrical Work & Safety

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Ever since the ancient Greeks discovered electricity, humans have worked to harness it. A couple thousand years later, we are still finding new ways to use electricity. Unfortunately, when something is as universal as electrical energy, you’re bound to run into some myths or half-truths that have survived far too long. This week, we want
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Why It’s Important that Electricians Follow Regulations

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Electricians follow a strict set of guidelines in order to complete their work. It may seem tedious or unnecessary to the onlooker, but it turns out that these regulations are incredibly important for a number of different reasons.    Codes and Regulations In Alberta, electricians and electrical systems are required to comply with the Canadian
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How Exactly Does a “Short-Circuit” Happen?

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If you’ve been reading our articles, you know that a short circuit is generally considered a bad thing to happen in your electrical system. That’s why we do our best to ensure that your wiring, outlet receptacles, and circuit breakers are all in great condition to prevent a short circuit, among other electrical problems. When
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Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bill

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Our extreme weather in Southern Alberta can make it hard to save on your monthly electricity bill. If you’re not pumping out heat to withstand the freezing temperatures in the winter, you’re blasting the A/C to offset the intense heat in the summer. That’s why this week we want to explore reasonable ways you can
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Remember to Get Routine Electrical Maintenance

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In modern times, with our dependence on electricity, it’s not enough to leave your wiring to its own devices until an accident happens. Routine electrical maintenance is like your yearly dental check-up. Nothing may seem wrong at first, but if you wait too long, that back molar cavity you don’t even know about yet could
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Why Do You Need Whole Home Surge Protection?

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Why Do You Need Whole Home Surge Protection? Every seasoned Calgarian knows that from June to August, hot weather and thunderstorms reign supreme. These storms can cause a dazzling light show in the sky, but while you’re looking up, do you know what’s happening to your electronics? Direct lightning strikes can wreak havoc on your
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Electrical Safety Requirements for Landlords

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Maintaining a rental property requires more than just a good coat of paint and functional locks on the outside doors. There are several aspects of the Alberta Building Code and the Safety Codes Act that landlords are expected to comply with. When it comes to the home’s electrical system, it’s important to know exactly what
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