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Does Your Home Need a Backup Generator?

Does Your Home Need a Backup Generator? - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Living in the Great White North means living with some not-so-great temperatures. Summertime brings rolling brownouts and winter outages can be downright disastrous. This has a lot of our customers wondering if they should invest in a backup generator for their home. If you’re wondering the same thing, this article is for you!   What
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Installing Motion Sensors

Installing Motion Sensors - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

In 2018 alone, Calgary suffered from over 3000 cases of residential breaking and entering. It’s no wonder that Calgarians are desperate to find more ways to keep their homes safe. Motion sensors are one of the best ways to protect your home from unwanted guests. Even the threat of their existence can keep potential intruders
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Get Licensed Electricians for Commercial Work

Get Licensed Electricians for Commercial Work - 4 Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Whether your business requires a complete overhaul or a few simpler installations, don’t take your chances with a DIY electrician. Sure, Steve from Accounting may have watched a few YouTube videos on electrical wiring, but that won’t make him an expert. Here are a few reasons why you should call in licensed electricians for your
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Electrical Safety Advice with Children

Electrical Safety Advice with Children - 4 Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Technology and electronic devices are a major component in our lives, and even more so for our children. From birth to the time they move out of our homes and beyond, our kids will be in nearly constant contact with electricity and electrical sources. It is important that we keep them safe while they are
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Disposing of Outdated Electronics

Disposing of Outdated Electronics - 4-Star Electric - Calgary Electricians

In the wake of the IPCC’s harrowing report on the severity of climate change and their subsequent call to action, many people are searching for ways to implement greener practices in their day-to-day lives. While most municipalities have programs for recycling paper and plastic, or safely disposing of harmful chemicals, did you know that there
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Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1960s-1980s

Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1960s-1980s - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

In our last article, we discussed common wiring issues in homes from the first half of the twentieth century. Today we are going to explore homes built in the latter half. The 1960s and 1970s brought about massive changes. As our way of living began to shift, our needs for electricity became greater. As a
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Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1900s-1950s

Common Wiring Issues in Old Homes: 1900s-1950s - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

The style and character of older homes can be incredibly endearing. Besides this, the price tag on older houses can help make homeownership more plausible. Living in these houses can be a rewarding experience, but it does come with some considerations. Electrical wiring in the early 1900s was very different from the wiring we need
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Electrical Safety During Thanksgiving

Electrical Safety During Thanksgiving - 4 Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Here in Alberta, we love our Turkey Day. This is when we brave the cold so that we can come together with our loved ones and celebrate over a feast. There’s just something about mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce that warms our hearts and helps us appreciate the company we keep. However, all of this merrymaking
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Creative Lighting Solutions at Home

Creative Lighting Solutions at Home - 4-Star Electric - Calgary Electricians

Changing up your light fixtures can be one of the simplest tasks which results in the biggest payoff. Not only will new fixtures illuminate the space, but they add an extra layer of design to complement your already beautiful home. The reality is that your home is full of fixtures, so why not get creative
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Electrical Considerations When Renovating

Electrical Considerations When Renovating - 4-Star Electric - Electricians in Calgary

Renovations are a great way to get a fresh space without going through the stress of moving to a new home. In fact, 2017 saw Canadian homeowners spend $72.7 billion on home renovations and repairs, up $1.5 billion from 2016. Electricity, like flooring, is something that runs through every room of your house. If you
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