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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more