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Different Types of Dimmers

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Dimmer switches are a great way to reduce your energy output, add ambience, and save on maintenance costs. While all dimmers have these benefits, not all of these devices are built the same. In fact, there are several different types of dimmers designed to work with specific loads and lighting sources.    Incandescent/Halogen These types
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Setting Up an Entertainment Centre? What You Need to Know

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For a lot of us, having a decked out entertainment center is the dream. Imagine kicking up your heels, putting on the game or movie, and just disappearing into the screen and surround sound audio for a few hours at a time. If that sounds like your own personal heaven, this article is for you!
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Start the New Year with Our Home Protection Plan

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If you own your own home, you want to keep it safe and sound for many years to come. This year is special because it doesn’t just represent another 365 days around the sun, it’s a brand new decade altogether. Our Home Protection plan is one way to start 2020 off on the right foot.
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Electrical Inspections When Selling or Buying a Home

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The state of an electrical system simply can’t be determined by how it looks on the outside. Just because you haven’t noticed flickering lights doesn’t mean that your panel is in tip top shape. An electrical inspection, as part of a home inspection, is the only way to know what’s truly going on with your
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Get Energy Efficient Upgrades for Your Business

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Energy efficient facilities aren’t just a trend; they are a new direction for commercial businesses all around Alberta. Not only does this work to reduce the strain on the environment, but energy efficiency allows facilities to run smoother while drastically reducing operating costs. In some cases, the government even offers rebate programs for installing high
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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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