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Choosing Great Lighting for Your Garage Workshop

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This year has been an interesting one, to say the least. It has given many of us the opportunity to start new hobbies or pick up old ones. For some of us, that means long hours spent in the garage, whittling away at projects. If that sounds like you, this week’s article is right up
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Working With Aluminum Wiring

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Installing electrical systems with aluminum wiring was a common practice for homes in the late 60s and 70s. At the time, it was considered a cheaper alternative to copper wiring. Being the more economical option, aluminum wiring became the norm for almost a decade, not only in Alberta but all-over North America. Unfortunately, this cheaper
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Carbon Monoxide: Keeping Your Family Safe

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Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. Any building that burns natural gas, oil, coal, charcoal, and even propane has the potential to produce it. Colourless and odourless, it can travel virtually undetected through your home. Due to its invisible nature, it’s no wonder that over 50 Canadians die every year from
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How to Choose a Commercial Electrical Contractor

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Any commercial building will have specific and mandatory electrical needs in order to run efficiently. Outages, surges, and general wear and tear can all contribute to the breakdown of the entire electrical system. To install, maintain, and mitigate issues, you need a qualified electrical contractor. While that may seem easy enough, finding one can be
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Electricity

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Electricity powers our homes, our phones, our workplaces, and even some of our transportation. This week, we want to take a look at some of the interesting facts and figures that surround this ubiquitous energy source. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about electricity!    An Exciting History You’ve probably heard about Benjamin
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Electrical Considerations in a New Home

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There’s something special about building your new home. Every aspect of the new space can be tailored to your needs. It’s true that all the customization can be both exciting and overwhelming. One of the most common regrets that homeowners have after living in their freshly-built home is not paying enough attention to their electrical
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Electric Water Heaters – What You Should Know

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Hot, running water is a necessity in our modern-day world. In homes and other types of residential buildings, tank-type water heaters are the most common way of meeting that need. If your traditional gas water heater is coming close to its use-by date, or you’re just wanting a change, it may be the perfect time
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Measuring Your Energy Usage

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Many Albertans are spending more time at home, respecting the current recommended safety guidelines by working remotely, social distancing, and limiting their travel. An unexpected side effect of staying home as much as possible is a spike in energy usage. That spike leads to higher monthly bills, which can be a struggle to keep up
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Preparing Your Rental Property for New Tenants

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Maybe you’ve been running a rental property for years, or maybe you’ve just become a landlord. Either way, getting your space ready for the next renter is vital to the success of your investment and the safety of your tenant. Here are some of the most important areas to pay attention to when preparing your
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Accessibility Updates Your Electrician Can Provide

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Over 350,000 Albertans have some sort of disability, with mobility and dexterity challenges making up the vast majority of that number. For people living with these challenges, accessibility is key to their health, safety, and comfort. In addition to ramps, modified furniture, or even widened doorways, there are some lesser-known electrical updates that can significantly
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