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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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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before and after light installation

Project VI Lighting

We recently completed a project for one of our residential clients. Vanessa Papadas, the owner and lead designer at VI Design reached out for some help installing light fixtures for one of her projects. We replaced and installed a number of lighting fixtures, check out a couple of them below.

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3 Considerations for Electrical Upgrades in Your Home

A lot of homeowners have been busy with renovations and making upgrades in their homes. With more people spending more time in their spaces, they want to make sure they continue to be comfortable and inspired by their home environment. Before finalizing your renovation or upgrade plans however, you need to consider any electrical upgrades that you will need to make beforehand. 

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Electrical Considerations for Hot Tub Installation

Since COVID-19, we have seen an increase in hot tub installations as people are spending more time at home. Creating a space of relaxation and a way to separate remote work from home life has become a necessity. In order to stay safe and enjoy peace of mind, the electrical connections and power supply to your hot tub needs to be properly installed. 

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Thinking of Installing a Backup Generator

Backup generators are a great solution to prevent power outages. Especially for commercial operations, power outages can result in massive economic losses. For patients in a hospital, lives are at risk whenever there is a loss of power. Residential property owners also need to be prepared for an event that may lead to long-term loss of electricity to ensure the proper working order of their properties. Whenever there is an event that results in a disruption to the electricity supply, backup generators and power systems can ensure the power supply isn’t interrupted. 

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