Understanding Electrical Wiring: Types, Sizes, and Installation

When it comes to electrical repairs and home or commercial remodelling, having a grasp of electrical wiring is essential. Knowing how to identify wiring, select the right materials, and execute proper installations is the foundation for any successful electrical project. Whether you’re tackling a repair or embarking on a new installation or remodelling endeavour, familiarizing yourself with the basics of wiring is your starting point.

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Circuit Breakers vs. Fuses: A Comparative Overview

Within a household’s electrical infrastructure in Ottawa, ON, a series of safety measures are implemented to mitigate the risks associated with electrical fires, overloads, damage, and harm to residents. One primary method of safeguarding homes involves the utilization of circuit breakers and fuses. These essential components are meticulously designed to interrupt the flow of electricity during hazardous situations, effectively managing short circuit protection and power distribution.

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Troubleshooting & Repair Tips for 5 of the Most Common Electrical Problems in Ottawa 

Electrical problems can be frustrating and sometimes even dangerous. As a homeowner, it’s important to know how to troubleshoot and repair common electrical issues. In this blog, we will cover some of the most common electrical problems that homeowners in Canada may face and provide tips on how to fix them. From circuit breaker tripping to flickering lights, we will help you understand the cause and provide a solution to fix the problem. However, it’s important to note that electrical work can be dangerous and should always be handled by a professional electrician. Remember safety first, if you are unsure about anything, please call a professional electrician.

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Outdoor Extension Cords: What You Need To Know

With all the snow we just received this week in Ottawa, Ontario, we thought it’d be the perfect time to inform residents on outdoor extension cords to keep your electrical working properly and safely during the snow covered months of winter in Canada. Choosing the right outdoor extension cord can help to prevent house fires when lighting up your exterior or running power to your vehicles. 

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Installing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations at Home

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular everyday for transportation. There are significant environmental benefits and efficiencies when compared to traditional vehicles. There is one common inhibitor for many people however, which is the availability of a suitable power source to ensure there is sufficient power supply for your electric vehicle. 

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13 Safety Tips For Holiday Lighting

One of the most popular decorative pieces to any holiday is lighting however they are also the cause of a number of hazards across Canada including property damage and fires. Whether you’ve got your house covered inside and out or just some lighting around a Christmas tree we have put together some tips for you to keep yourself and family safe this holiday season at your home. 

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100 amp VS. 200 amp Electrical Service

Technology advancements and the surge of spending more time at home due to the pandemic has forced a lot of Ottawa families to think about upgrading their electrical panels. Your electrical panel distributes power, measured in amps (amperage) with a number of circuits running to it. If you currently have an electric panel with 100 amp service and are considering switching to 200 amp service it would double your electrical power capability in your house. 

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Are Your Electrical Outlets Safe?

If you are experiencing any issues with your electrical outlets, there is significant risk to your safety. If you have experienced any sparks, pop sounds or buzzing from your electrical outlets you should consult a licensed electrician right away

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