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Christmas Lights Tips & Tricks!

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It’s finally time to bust out the Christmas lights and decorate your home’s exterior. Whether your display inspiration is the Griswold house or Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, there are a few tips and tricks we’ve compiled over the years that everyone can take advantage of!   Make a plan. Don’t go in there with 10,000
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Upkeeping a Generator at Your Commercial Building

Southern Alberta is a gorgeous place to live and work, but its geographical location does come with some elemental baggage. We happen to inhabit an area that can experience floods, tornados, and blizzards all in one season. These natural disasters pose a great threat to businesses, infrastructure, and even human life. One way to prepare
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Common Winter Electrical Problems

Just as you’re taking down your Halloween decorations, you’ll be putting up your Christmas ones. Winter brings cold noses, frozen roads, and some unique electrical challenges. As the chill starts to set in, don’t forget about the strain you are about to put on your electrical system. Serving our community as emergency electricians, there are
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Watch Out for Loose Outlets

Watch Out for Loose Outlets - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

There are a lot of smaller pieces that make up the big picture that is your home’s electrical system. Often, the most ignored of these are the electrical outlets. Many homeowners and renters don’t think to pay attention to them. This can be a grave mistake. Loose or damaged electrical outlets can cause some serious
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When Should You Call an Emergency Electrician?

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It’s no secret that electricity is a powerful force. Ensuring that your home is safe from electrical hazards includes a simple maintenance routine. But how do you know when to call in an electrical emergency or hold off until the shops open on Monday? In this week’s article, we are going to identify some major
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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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