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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC)

The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC)

Licensed vs. Unlicensed Electricians: 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 an unlicensed...

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...

Aluminum Wiring in Your Home, is it Safe?

Aluminum Wiring in Your Home, is it Safe?

Do you have aluminum wiring in your home? If your home was built during the 1960’s and 1970’s chances are that your home has aluminum wiring. Although copper has always been preferred over aluminum wiring, during the 1960’s and 1970’s the price for copper skyrocket...

Choosing the Best Electric Vehicle Charging Station for Your Home

Choosing the Best Electric Vehicle Charging Station for Your Home

Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly more popular in Ontario and as a result installation of EV charging stations have also increased. These charging stations come in three different levels depending on the need of the user. Let’s explore them here: Level...

Four Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Knob and Tube Wiring System

Four Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Knob and Tube Wiring System

What is Knob and Tube Wiring? If you own a heritage home or your home was built prior to the 1950’s chances are you may have knob and tube wiring running through your home. Knob and tube wiring is a type of electrical wiring system that uses wire conductors made from...

Protect Your Home From Power Surges

Protect Your Home From Power Surges

In recent years the Greater Toronto Area has been the home to some pretty severe weather patterns, I mean who can forget the 2013 ice storm that left thousands of people without power? In fact according to Environment Canada every year the city of Toronto experiences...

It’s Time to Upgrade your Electrical Panel

It’s Time to Upgrade your Electrical Panel

Have you ever plugged in too many electronics in a receptacle only to experience a power outage? I bet the first step you took was to check your home’s electrical panel and inspect the situation. Upon checking you realize that a circuit breaker had tripped, you...

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