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Alternatives to Power Strips

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We all have them tucked under desks and behind cabinets: power strips. They are an invaluable resource when you’re at home and when you’re out, but they are far from perfect. A bulky brick on one plug can block two free outlets. We’ve all been there, sitting cross legged on the ground trying to sort
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Are You Going Overboard with Halloween Decorations?

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For some of us, Halloween is the Holy Grail of holidays. There’s corn mazes to get lost in and jack o’lanterns to carve. There’s old horror movies on the T.V. and pumpkin pie baking in the oven. The best part is setting up a terrifying display that will have the neighbourhood kids talking about it
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Hardwired vs Plug-In Appliances

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There is a lot going on in your kitchen, especially electrically. When you consider how many appliances are stationed there for food prep, storage, and cooking, it’s no surprise that this room using more electricity than any other room in your house. Unless something has gone wrong with your appliances, it’s likely that you’ve never
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Consumer Choice Awards 2019

We’re proud to announce that 4-Star Electric has won a Southern Alberta 2019 Consumer Choice Award!  Our whole team has worked hard with our incredible clients to provide the best possible service offered in the Calgary area, and to have our efforts recognized for another year is a great honour. We will continue to strive
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Checking for Bad Wiring

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Poor wiring is not a matter to take lightly. It can damage electronics, cause electrocution, and incite an electrical fire. According to Statistics Canada, thousands of fires occur every year due to electrical failure or installation deficiency. These hazards can be fatal, but fortunately they can also be prevented. It takes time or poor installation
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What is Involved in Rewiring a House?

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So your property is over 60 years old and you’re considering rewiring—now what? Blown fuses, electrical shock, and fire are only a handful of the risks associated with an outdated or poorly wired electrical system. In this week’s article, we are going to explore the process of rewiring so that you know exactly what to
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What Can You Do if Your Electrical Bill is Too High?

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Owning a home or even renting is an expensive venture. Add in kids or roommates and your electrical bill can get out of hand easily. Getting your consumption back under control doesn’t have to leave you sitting in the dark. Turns out there are a few little changes that will make a huge difference on
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Do You Experience Frequent Power Surges?

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Constant power surges can be a huge hassle for homeowners. One moment you’re watching Big Brother Canada with the girls and the next you’re staring at a black screen. Next thing you know, you’re spending an hour of your wine night bent behind the T.V. and trying to get it to turn on again. One
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Grounding Electrical Currents

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Electrical safety has come a long way since Thomas Edison screwed in his first light bulb just twenty years before the turn of the 20th century. With the technology being so new, builders installing electrical wiring didn’t think too much about the risks that come along with electrical power. Nowadays, we have certified electricians who
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Does the Size of Your Electrical Panel Matter?

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Whether you are purchasing a new home or just looking to update your own, you’ll need to decide the size of your electrical panel. Just because the panel is tucked away out of sight, doesn’t mean that it should be out of mind. That little device directly affects the quality of life you experience inside
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