Electrical Considerations for a Computer Network

When you are using more than one computer in one area, whether it is at home or at work, it is a good idea to have a network created for them. The following is a brief look at some of the most important electrical considerations. Think ahead Whether you are designing out your computer network for home or at the office, for your network to be efficient for as long as possible... Read More

The Benefits of Having your Electrical Panel Inspected

One thing that many homeowners tend to forget about when they are planning to make renovations to their home is ensuring that after their home is renovated, they have sufficient electrical outlets. This often means that their homes may require rewiring. It is important to remember whenever you are considering making any additions or subtractions to your home that you hire a certified... Read More

Is Your Home Equipped With Safety Outlets – GFIs?

Let’s say your teenager is using an electrical drill outside and is standing with their bare feet in a puddle. That’s not a very good idea. Let’s say the electrical drill malfunctions and leaks electricity out of its proper circuitry. Electricity takes the path of minimum resistance, which just might be from the electrical drill, along the arms and legs of... Read More

2 Commons Electrical Dangers found in Homes With Knob and Tube Wiring

Lack of Grounding: A very frequent risk relating to knob and tube wiring is the use of electrical devices requiring grounding that are connected to “ungrounded, 3-prong receptacles”.  Solution: This situation, can be remedied with the replacement of the ungrounded 3-prong receptacles with GFCI receptacles or GFCI protection at the panel. Unauthorized Add-ons done... Read More

Common Causes of Home Electrical Fires

Inadequate Electrical Capacity. Today’s homes have an increasing number of devices that consume electricity including clothes dryers, water heaters, electric ranges and ovens,  dishwashers, home theatres. As you add appliances to your Vancouver home, the power supply may become inadequate. Anytime you add a major appliance you should have your electrical system checked by... Read More

Security & Intercom Systems

Security Systems: Security systems are highly specialized, in that they need to use electrical wiring to be active. This is why it is imperative that a specialized electrician works on the installation. An alarm system will be wired up around your house, so that if any trespassers enter the designated area, the alarm will emit a noise. The alarm system should be linked to a Vancouver... Read More

Avoid Electrical Problems in your Home

Among the things that we do know about electricity is that faulty electrical system is almost always the cause of fire and injuries whether in commercial or residential infrastructures To avoid electrical problems such as electrocution or fire in your home, make sure to be vigilant for any potential electrical hazards. Don’t forget to keep your appliances away from water,... Read More

Whole House Surge Protection

Our Vancouver homes are filled with all sorts of electrically powered devices and because of that, we have become more and more susceptible to electrical surges delivered over power, telephone, cable TV and satellite lines. It is not realistic to consider protecting all of your appliances, computer equipment, entertainment centers with individual power bars or UPS systems. Surge... Read More

GFCI: What They Are

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is an over current protection device designed to interrupt the electricity circuit to the load when a current to ground exceeds a predetermined value. GFCIs are designed to almost instantly sense an electrical ground fault and interrupt the protected circuit to stop the flow of electrical current before someone is hurt. GFCIs should be tested... Read More

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