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Home Safety Technology

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Many of our clients are interested in finding different ways to enhance safety and security in their homes. With advancements in technology, there are now a plethora of devices available on the market designed to do just that. Here are some of the most popular and useful electronics made to keep your home safe and
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Electrical Safety as a Pet Owner

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Many pet owners see their furry, feathered, or scaled companions as important members of the family. Especially now, in a time where social interaction must be kept to a minimum, our pets can be our saving grace. They have the capability to keep us entertained, motivated, and always on our toes. Keeping these creatures safe
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Electrical Tips for Safety in Your Bathroom

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Wet surfaces are excellent conductors, even turning off a light switch with wet hands can be enough to interrupt the circuit and send an electrical current through your body. With this in mind, it follows that the risk of electrical injury increases exponentially near a water source. Coincidentally, areas in your home with water and
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Getting the Most from Your Home Inspection

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If you’re putting your home up for sale, there’s a good chance that prospective buyers will add a home inspection clause to their agreement. This is to ensure that important elements of the home are in good repair and for the buyer to get a better picture of what they are signing up for. In
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Installations You Need an Electrician For

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Each room of your home has its own need for electricity. Whether for light, warmth, or entertainment, it is important that your electrical system is ready for the required tasks. As the need for electricity grows, that system must adapt. Electrical upgrades and installations are fairly common for homeowners. But unlike other types of renovations,
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Are There Different Types of Electrical Panels?

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Your electrical panel is the load center of your home. It’s where you go when the power shuts down and you need to turn it back on, and it is also the same place you go to when you’re working near wiring and need to make sure that the power is completely off. As an
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Electrical Requirements for Legal Basement Suites

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Basement suites are a great option for homeowners and renters alike. Homeowners can get extra help with their mortgage and give them an opportunity to put more money away in a rainy day fund. Renters get the enjoyment of a typically larger space than they would in an apartment or condo and oftentimes with access
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What Does it Mean to be a Licensed Electrician?

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Electrical work is a complex task that requires great communication, mechanical ability, and a comprehensive knowledge of electricity and electrical systems. That’s why the Government of Alberta created strict guidelines regarding who is allowed to do this type of work. Followed properly, these guidelines keep everyone safe by utilizing licensed electricians. In this week’s article,
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Reducing Electrical Bills During Summer

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According to the Government of Alberta, the average Albertan household spends nearly $3,000 on water, fuel, and electricity each year. While most homeowners focus on reducing energy consumption in the wintertime to offset that budget, there is great value in taking a look at your summer expenditures as well. After all, rolling blackouts and brownouts
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Common Myths About Electrical Work & Safety

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Ever since the ancient Greeks discovered electricity, humans have worked to harness it. A couple thousand years later, we are still finding new ways to use electricity. Unfortunately, when something is as universal as electrical energy, you’re bound to run into some myths or half-truths that have survived far too long. This week, we want
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