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How to choose an electrical contractor

How to choose an electrical contractor If you’re like most people, you probably don’t relish the thought of choosing a qualified electrical contractor. You might have some idea of what’s wrong with your electrical system, but you’re probably not an electrical technician. The mechanics of the system might intimidate you – let alone the tactics [...]

Why should I replace my service entrance?

Why should I replace my service entrance? This is a question that many people in Montreal ask, particularly when they move into older homes. Often, the question becomes “Which is better: repairing my service entrance / electrical control panel, or replacing it?” This box is often described as the heart or even the brain of [...]

Outdoor lighting tips

Outdoor Lighting Tips The holidays are over and spring will be here before we know it! That means it’s time to ask yourself how to maximize your outdoor lighting. Landscape lighting can incorporate a number of strategies in order to achieve the most dramatic and exciting effects. A professionally designed landscape lighting system – or [...]

Causes of circuit breaker tripping

Causes of circuit breaker tripping Most people would agree: running outside and resetting a tripped circuit breaker is no fun. Especially when you consider the hazards of dealing with a circuit breaker, such as high voltage, high amperage or even high temperatures, tripped circuit breakers stop being a hassle and can become hazards. But why [...]

The importance of using surge protectors with your electronics

The importance of using surge protectors with your electronics My dad used always say you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many surge protectors. But why? Surge protectors are vital, and you only need to hear the horror stories of the damages from surges to understand why. For example, in Acton, [...]

Electrical jobs that should be left to a professional

Electrical jobs that should be left to a professional Anyone who has ever played the computer game The Sims knows that some electrical jobs are best left to the professionals. In The Sims, reading some books about fixing things will build the individual’s skills, but real life is much more complicated. There is a fine [...]

Electrical Home Maintenance

Electrical Home Maintenance Electrical home maintenance, for most people, is about as fun as a root canal, but it’s definitely important for protecting your investment in your home. A simple checklist can help you conduct routine maintenance and plan for larger-scale maintenance. At all times, you should make sure that your electrical panel or fuse [...]

Home Automation

Home Automation Isn’t it nice to be living in the future? You can hold a magic device in your hand, look up all the facts that ever existed, and choose to look at cat pictures instead. All kidding aside, technology has hit our lives like a tidal wave, and every aspect of life has been [...]