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How Exactly Does a “Short-Circuit” Happen?

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If you’ve been reading our articles, you know that a short circuit is generally considered a bad thing to happen in your electrical system. That’s why we do our best to ensure that your wiring, outlet receptacles, and circuit breakers are all in great condition to prevent a short circuit, among other electrical problems. When
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Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bill

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Our extreme weather in Southern Alberta can make it hard to save on your monthly electricity bill. If you’re not pumping out heat to withstand the freezing temperatures in the winter, you’re blasting the A/C to offset the intense heat in the summer. That’s why this week we want to explore reasonable ways you can
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Remember to Get Routine Electrical Maintenance

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In modern times, with our dependence on electricity, it’s not enough to leave your wiring to its own devices until an accident happens. Routine electrical maintenance is like your yearly dental check-up. Nothing may seem wrong at first, but if you wait too long, that back molar cavity you don’t even know about yet could
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Why Do You Need Whole Home Surge Protection?

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Why Do You Need Whole Home Surge Protection? Every seasoned Calgarian knows that from June to August, hot weather and thunderstorms reign supreme. These storms can cause a dazzling light show in the sky, but while you’re looking up, do you know what’s happening to your electronics? Direct lightning strikes can wreak havoc on your
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Electrical Safety Requirements for Landlords

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Maintaining a rental property requires more than just a good coat of paint and functional locks on the outside doors. There are several aspects of the Alberta Building Code and the Safety Codes Act that landlords are expected to comply with. When it comes to the home’s electrical system, it’s important to know exactly what
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Spring Cleaning & Your Electrical Systems

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Spring cleaning can be an incredibly cathartic experience; a literal “out with the old and in with the new” project. Including an electrical portion on your spring cleaning list will also have the added benefit of reducing hazards in your home. In this week’s article we are going to explore some of the areas you
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Electrical Considerations for Easter & Spring

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Just because we are spending a little more time in our homes than usual, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the Easter long weekend, even if we can’t all enjoy it with our extended family and friends. Albertans are nothing if not resilient, and this most recent state of affairs won’t change that. From decorating to
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When Was the Last Time You Had Your CO Detector Checked?

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An invisible, odorless by-product of incomplete combustion, carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas. CO poisoning can cause headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and even death. The unfortunate part is that the appliances in our homes can produce CO without us knowing. The good news is that there is a way to detect this dangerous gas before
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Difference Between Licensed Electricians and a “Handyman”

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You’re ready to hire a professional for your upcoming electrical project, but you’re stuck on whether to use a handyman or a licensed electrician. You’re not the first to have this quandary, and you won’t be the last! Before you make a call, here is what you should know.    The Legalities It’s vital to
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Planning Outlet Placement in a New Home

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Homeowners who choose to build or heavily renovate get the unique privilege of customizing even the most minute of details. One of the most rewarding and practical of these is outlet placement. Right up there with inadequate closet space, not having enough outlets where you need them is a common homeowner complaint. Taking some time
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