Staying Safe Around Electricity At Home

  • Precautions To Remember When Using A Generator For Emergency Power

    22 March 2016

    Adverse weather conditions like ice storms, heavy snow or severe thunderstorms can all leave you without power, making a portable generator a prudent investment. Before you go shopping though it's important that you understand some precautions you'll need to take to keep your home and the people working to restore power safe. Being prepared and knowing what is involved in responsible operation of your generator will ensure that you're ready the next time the lights go out.

  • Ensuring The Best Results With An Electrician

    2 March 2016

    Your home requires electrical repairs, and you're looking to find a qualified electrician or electrical contractor. But you aren't sure where to begin. This simple process will help you narrow your search down to the best candidates. Checklist For Pre-Hiring Procedures Before hiring an electrical contractor, you need to create a list of local experts and eliminate ones that don't work for you. Cut your list of potential electrical contractors by gauging this information:

  • Everything You Need To Know About Rheostats

    2 March 2016

    Rheostats are also called a variable/adjustable resistor because it is used for applications that require adjustments or different degrees of resistance in an electrical current, without disrupting the flow of the current. It is beneficial in starting or controlling motor speeds, dimming lights, or other adjustments needed in generator operations. Continue reading to learn more about how rheostats work. How it Works Ohm's law is the principle behind a rheostat. The current decreases as the resistance increases.

  • 3 Jobs Best Left To An Electrician

    2 March 2016

    If you consider yourself a handy person, you might be tempted to take on a few electrical projects around the house and do them yourself. However, depending on the age and state of your wiring, as well as the complexity of the project, it is best that you hire electrical services to do the following electrical projects for you. Circuit Breaker Upgrade Circuit breaker upgrades should be done if you are adding new appliances to your home that take up more power, notice that your electricity is constantly failing, or know that your home doesn't supply enough power.

  • Electrical FAQs: 3 Smart Electrical Upgrades For Your Home

    14 October 2015

    Many homes in Canada are on the older side. While these homes have unique characteristics and provide charm, they are simply outdated. If you are like most people, you have probably thought about upgrading the exterior of your home. However, one of the most neglected and outdated parts of the home is usually the electrical system. Whether you want to sell your home, increase its value, or improve its functionality, these three smart electrical upgrades can help:

  • How Do You Choose An Electrical Contractor In Canada?

    8 July 2014

    With the Internet, it's easy to find people who say they can fix your electrical issues on Craigslist or other sites. To save some money, you might think this is the right choice, but, it's not really safe to get just anyone to work on your home. If a person's rates or abilities for electrical services seem to be too good to be true, they probably are.  If your home needs electrical updates, you'll want to make sure the person you hire to do the upgrades is capable and verified within the correct associations.