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Being Hit with a Deficiency List: The Next Steps

Being Hit with a Deficiency List: The Next Steps

Homeowners can receive deficiency lists from the ESA for several reasons. What steps should be taken after receiving one? What is a deficiency list? During home improvement projects that involve electrical wiring or devices (including adding new lighting, updating...

The Risk of Knob and Tube Wiring in a Home

The Risk of Knob and Tube Wiring in a Home

Does your home have knob and tube wiring? What are the risks and what can you do? What is knob and tube wiring? Not all wiring is made the same. Houses can contain different wiring systems, some of which include copper, aluminum, or knob and tube (K&T) wiring....

The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC)

The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC)

A Licensed Electrical Contractor vs. An Unlicensed One: is there a difference? Why is it important, and what should you know? The Dangers of an Hiring Unlicensed Electrician According to a survey conducted by CBC, nearly half of all home-owners in Ontario have hired...

Why proper bathroom ventilation is important?

Why proper bathroom ventilation is important?

Ventilation could be considered the most important part in your bathroom. Exhaust fans guarantee the proper ventilation your bathroom needs to avoid bad smells, wet walls, odors, mold or even rust. A bathroom exhaust fan is a mechanical ventilation device which, when...

The importance of choosing High CRI lighting when installing new LEDs

The importance of choosing High CRI lighting when installing new LEDs

What is a CRI scale? The colour rendering index scale (CRI) is a measurement used by the electrical industry since its invention in 1974. The measurement detects how natural a light source is. CRI is a separate measurement to a bulbs colour temperature. Most of the...

How to Request a Service Upgrade For Your Electrical Panel

How to Request a Service Upgrade For Your Electrical Panel

There are many reasons why a homeowner would want to upgrade their electrical panels, typically they are looking to get more power because they have an older home with low amperage capacity, some maybe overloading their current panels and need more amperage, and...

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