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Rookie Mistakes: How to Avoid Electrical Code Violations

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Electrical code violations don’t just cause issues when trying to sell or insure your home, they can create the perfect environment for an electrical fire, electrocution, or worse. That’s why it is so important to invest in electrical inspections and licensed professionals in both new and old homes. Cutting corners when it comes to safety
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USB Outlets: Are They Worth It?

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USB, or universal serial bus, was released in 1996 and is still relevant today. Unlike many technologies that disappear or become outdated after a few years, USBs are used more than ever before. Not only that, but older models are still compatible with new ports, so a USB charging cord from 1996 will still work
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Energy Saving Tips for Your Business

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Small and mid-sized businesses are some of the most economically affected by the pandemic. This is forcing many Albertan business owners to re-evaluate their expenses and find ways to cut down costs. Trimming down the budget doesn’t have to focus on staff or service quality, in fact, an oft-overlooked expenditure is energy consumption. Small changes
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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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