Home Safety
Six Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Home Electrical System Featured Image
Although your home electrical system is an essential component, homeowners often ignore it. That is because the electrical system lies hidden behind the walls and out of sight. The only time that most homeowners remember their electrical system is when it fails or starts developing issues. Electrical system failure is something you need to avoid,...
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Smoke alarms fall under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Building Code, playing a crucial role in our homes. When purchasing a home, you’ll likely encounter one of three types of smoke detectors. The first type, commonly found at big-box stores and lumber yards, is battery-powered and mounted on the ceiling. The second type is wired...
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60-Amp Service Upgrades With Ungrounded Outlets Featured Image
Ungrounded circuits were prevalent until approximately 1964 when NMD-style wiring was introduced, featuring the addition of a 3rd bare ground conductor. Prior to this, all electrical circuits in residential homes were ungrounded. Initially, 2-prong receptacles were employed because the 3rd opening in the receptacle was unnecessary. Individuals with older homes (pre-1964) sometimes opt to replace...
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