Hiring an electrician can be a daunting task. The best way to ensure you’re hiring the right electrician is to ask the right questions. From licensing and insurance to experience and pricing, there are various factors to consider when choosing an electrician. In this article, I’ll provide you with a list of 10 important questions
As a seasoned Master electrician based in Edmonton, I’ve had the opportunity to observe first-hand how exorbitant electricity costs have adversely affected both commercial and residential customers in Alberta. It’s no secret that customers are peeved with their sky-high monthly bills and are often left wondering why they’re paying so much in the first place.
Electrical safety in the home is a paramount concern for homeowners. Electrical hazards can cause serious injury or even death, and common electrical safety risks include overloaded circuits, improper wiring, and malfunctioning appliances. Statistics Statistics related to electrical safety in the home are alarming. According to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, electrical fires account
In North America, almost every home has an exterior receptacle for electric devices such as lawnmowers, garden tools, chargers, and BBQs. However, due to safety concerns, it is required that these receptacles be protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This is especially important because outdoor electrical outlets near wet or moist areas can
An electrical service upgrade involves bringing more power into your home or upgrading to a newer electrical mast, meter, panel, breakers, and wiring. A typical electrical upgrade requires updating your service from 60 amp to 100 or 200 amp. Here are the steps involved. #1 The Weather Head and Clevis This is where the overhead conductors from the
When considering a solar panel installation, there are federal and provincial codes and calculations that must be considered. Upgrading an electrical panel to a larger “BUS RATING” is a common thing. The bus rating is the manufacturer’s allowable capacity of the electrical panel. Sometimes, a 100 amp service may require an electrical panel with a 125 amp