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Transform Your Patio into an Entertainment Center

Outdoor Patio Entertainment

The last year and a half has taught us the value of being home, so why not turn your house into the perfect oasis, starting with the backyard. As the weather gets warmer and the sun stays up longer, it’s the perfect time to transform your patio into an outdoor entertainment center.  Take Stock of
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Power Line Safety

power lines

Electrical safety is a necessary component of our day-to-day lives. Whether at home, at work, or on the go, electricity is present and should be taken into consideration. We’ve discussed many different safety concerns, from flickering lights to pet-proofing your home. This week we ask you to turn your attention outwards and upwards: to power
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Electrical Maintenance in Commercial Buildings

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Having expertise in both residential and commercial electrical systems has given our team at 4- Star Electric a well-rounded perspective on electrical maintenance in a variety of applications. When it comes to commercial buildings, business owners should stay on top of this type of maintenance to keep operations running smoothly. Here are four important benefits
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GFCI Outlets for Your Home

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According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, electrocutions have decreased over 80% since the introduction of ground fault circuit protection in the mid-seventies. The most well-known device for this type of protection are GFCI outlets. Every home in Canada is, or should be, outfitted with these potentially life-saving receptacles. You can recognize them by their
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Choosing the Right Electrical Contractor

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Errors in electrical work aren’t just a hassle, they can be a serious threat to your business and your people. Vetting your contractors before you sign them won’t just help create a healthy professional relationship with them but give you peace of mind knowing you have the right team for the job. Before settling on
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Outdoor Lighting Inspiration

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Now that the snow has – almost – completely melted away, it’s perfectly natural to turn our attention back to the outdoors. With spring in full bloom and the days getting warmer, you may even be imagining backyard bonfires and chill summer nights. If you’re already pulling out the barbeque or setting up a feature
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Electricity Supply to Your Home Office

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This past summer, CTV published an article reporting that upwards of 45% of Canadians are now working from home, with business owners intending to offer their employees a work-from-home option even after the pandemic. The sudden, drastic shift to home offices last year left many people scrambling to organize a workspace at home. Now that
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Electronic Recycling for Commercial Businesses

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Computers, laptops, phones, tablets, printers, and fax machines are all commonplace in the work environment. Another thing these devices have in common is the fact they eventually expire and will need to be replaced. Getting new electronics is only half the battle, but have you considered what you will do with the outdated ones? Turns
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Electric Heating: Is It Worth It?

In this modern world, home and business owners are constantly on the lookout for high efficiency, lower energy usage, and cost-effective systems. When it comes to heating, most Albertans have stuck to gas-powered furnaces. In fact, Statistics Canada reports that 97% of Albertan homes are heated with natural gas. In recent years, electric heating has
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Standby Generators For Your Office

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Backup generators aren’t just for your home, they can be incredibly useful tools for offices and other commercial spaces as well. If you’ve ever worked in Calgary during the summer, you’ve probably experienced a power outage. This could leave your entire building without electricity for hours or even days. Worse still, outages don’t care if
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