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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 Blown fuses, electrical shock, and fire are only a handful of the risks associated with an outdated or poorly wired electrical system.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?

Does the Size of Your Electrical Panel Matter? - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

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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Security via Outdoor Lighting

Security via Outdoor Lighting - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Outdoor lighting is an excellent way to highlight the features of your yard, but did you know that it can also offer a security “blanket” for your home? Bright lights will deter would-be thieves, as it makes it difficult to conduct their work without being spotted. Here are some tips on what to look for
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Why Count on Experts for Smoke & CO Detector Installation

Why Count on Experts for Smoke & CO Detector Installation - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Whether you are looking at fire and carbon monoxide protection for your home or commercial business, there are some best practices that apply to every building, regardless of use. One of these is having a professional electrician, or team of electricians, install your smoke and CO detectors. Amateur installation may seem like a tempting option,
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Best Practice for Testing Smoke & CO Detectors

Best Practice for Testing Smoke & CO Detectors - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Thousands of fires occur in Alberta every year. Our homes, schools, businesses, and industrial plants are all subject to this danger if the proper care isn’t taken. Unfortunately, two of the most important safety devices are often two of the most forgotten. We are, of course, referring to smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. In
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Should You Switch to LED Lighting?

Should You Switch to LED Lighting? - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Whether you own a business or you’re running a household, you will need to make a few decisions about your lighting. One of these choices is whether or not to switch to LED lighting. LEDs are quickly gaining in popularity, but is it really worth your dime to give them a try? In this week’s
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Setting Up Your Outdoor Lighting for the Summer

Setting Up Your Outdoor Lighting for the Summer - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Summer is finally here. The snow has melted and the outdoors are calling. We all enjoy summer a bit differently, but if you would rather create your own personal oasis than buy overpriced beer on a restaurant patio, then this article is for you! We’ve outlined everything you need to get started on your very
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