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Everything You Need to Know about Aluminum Wiring

If your home was built between 1950 and the late 1970s, it might have aluminum wiring. Aluminum was a cheap and widely available alternative to copper wiring. Now, most electrical systems are comprised of copper wires, which are a much better conductor than aluminum. You can normally detect aluminum wiring from the letters AL or [...]

Things You Didn’t Know Your Electrician Can Do

Have you ever considered what it’s like to work as an electrician? You know, the person wearing the overalls and the hardhat swinging that box of mysterious wires as they waltz into your home? You might know their number by heart, but you likely don’t know the ins and outs of their profession. Here are [...]

Convector vs. Baseboard Heating

With winter approaching and temperatures steadily dropping, the decision between a convector and baseboard heating system is a tough one for much of Montreal’s population. Here, we’ll provide you with a detailed list of the benefits of each system to help you make the right decision for your home. But first, let’s get acquainted with [...]

Saving Energy with Timer Light Switches

Lights get left on accidently all the time—and it raises our energy bills significantly as a result. So what’s the solution? Wall light switch timers automatically turn off your lights after a scheduled time. If your home life is hectic and your family tends to have a busy schedule (or is slightly forgetful), this is [...]

Save energy at the Office

We recently posted a guide to energy efficient lighting for your business highlighting some key practices for lighting your business in an environmentally conscious way. Offices generally use a lot of energy. With multiple lights, electronics running, appliances and more, it’s important to save energy not only to cut costs but to also be environmentally [...]

How to Save Electricity as a Family

Raising a family presents its own challenges it terms of energy conservation. Your children may not know the financial and environmental importance of saving electricity, and it can hard to track energy usage if you live in a home with many people. If your family is looking to moderate your electricity use, here are some [...]

Communicating Your Electrical Needs when Wiring or Re-Wiring a Home

When wiring (or re-wiring) their homes for the first time, most people are first concerned with the look and style of the fixtures, placement of the fans, and maybe about where they want their outlets placed. This is all important, but a good electrician can make sure that your interactions with your light fixtures via [...]

Professional Electrical Setups for Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is an integral part of your life – it is where you start and end your day, where you get ready to go out, and where you get ready for other countless events in your life.  It stands to reason that your bathroom would get some of the best treatment than any other [...]

Electricity Use in the Summer

As we enter March, the snow is still here, and air conditioning seems very far away. Despite appearances, winter really is coming soon. Soon sweaters will give way to shorts, and we will all be searching for new ways to use ice. You may not think that you should be watching your hydro bill in [...]

Saving Energy While Using Light

We all know to turn the light off when we leave the house or a room to save energy. Saving electricity by turning the light off is second nature to most of us. But what about when you are using a space and want to create a bright, inviting atmosphere? Lights are natural mood enhancers, [...]