Thinking About DIY Electrical for Your Home Renovation? Think Again…

Think twice before you consider DIY electrical for your home renovation. With the rising costs of home renovations due to materials, resources, and labour some homeowners have been trying their hand at DIY electrical for their renovations to save on costs. There are thousands of YouTube videos and other sites that provide step by step instructions on a number of electrical components necessary when upgrading your home, providing confidence that a DIY solution is possible.

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Electrical Troubleshooting 101

Electrical safety is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the electrical in your Ottawa home, if you are experiencing higher than usual bills, flickering lights, damaged appliances, frequently blown fuses can be signals that there could be issues with your electrical circuit. 

Circuits that were installed in earlier years were not designed with today’s technologies in mind, whether it be lighting, appliances, and other electronics. 

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5 Signs Your Office Needs Electrical Work

Any office environment depends on a steady, stable electrical current that is safely regulated and efficiently managed. In that regard, how’s yours holding up, and do you need to get it tweaked before converting that spare room or open-concept commercial space into a dedicated office? After all, you’ll surely be keeping electronics such as your router, modem, computer hardware, and much more connected here – a lot of equipment can cause a lot of strain, especially if multiple users are occupying the space.

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What Kind of Electrical Box Do I Need for a Ceiling Fan

What Kind of Electrical Box Do I Need for a Ceiling Fan?

Perhaps it’s too hot in the living room and you need to get a ceiling fan installed. Or, by some stroke of luck, maybe you managed to nab the master bedroom space for your new home office, but it only has a regular ceiling light. Regardless, the electrical box you have installed is of critical importance. We at Floodlight Electric understand why, having professionally installed many ceiling fans for Ottawa-area clients. 

Today, let’s share our insights and help you make an informed decision for your ceiling fan needs. Let’s explore what kind of electrical box is needed, along with why.

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6 Bathroom Renovation Tips

6 Bathroom Renovation Tips

If your bathroom hasn’t been renovated in the past decade, it might be time to finally invest in some upgrades. Although certain bathroom renovations can be a big undertaking, depending on what’s needed, they’re always a worthwhile project that will give homeowners a favourable ROI. It’s also a fun project to take on since you get to pick out all of the new, luxurious additions that will give you the perfect little at-home spa whenever you need to unwind. Before you dive in, here are some tips for bathroom renovations to keep in mind.

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Pre-wiring Electrical for Your Office Space

Looking at building out a new office space or considering renovations of your current office? For commercial purposes and offices, one of the most important electrical considerations is to ensure that the electrical supply has the capacity to handle your electrical needs (data, phone, appliances, etc.).

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How to Choose the Right Light Bulb: Insights from Chris Oulton at MVP Lighting

We are often asked about what types of light bulbs home owners should install in particular areas of their home. Often these questions are not related to the wattage or electrical usage of the bulbs themselves but rather more from a decor perspective. The questions revolve around what bulb colour or style will work the best for each room or fixture. With that in mind, we decided to ask Chris Oulton from MVP Lighting to provide some insight to help you choose the right light bulbs for your home and fixtures. 

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3 Electrical Tips for Basement Renovations

With the steady increase of home prices in Ottawa, Ontario many residents have been upgrading their current homes instead of buying new properties. One of the most popular renovations we’ve seen in 2020 are basement renovations. With that in mind, we’ve put together 3 electrical tips to consider when renovating your basement. 

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