Renovations

Renovation Readiness - Tips n' Tricks

Renovation Readiness - Tips n' Tricks

Have a basic plan. While this seems easy at first it there will be a 100 different things uncovered during the renovation that can very quickly take you off budget and into the ‘reno-weeds’. So be prepared for….

Electrical Requirements for New Garage Development, Renovations and Additions

Electrical Requirements for New Garage Development, Renovations and Additions

Electrical requirements for any new garage development, renovations and additions, including detached structures , must comply with the current Canadian Electrical Code ( See Alberta Electrical Code ) which one must understand that the Code varies across the provinces. One must also take into consideration that…

Reasons To Upgrade Your Circuits

Reasons To Upgrade Your Circuits

Your electrical system is often overlooking during upgrades and renovations, despite the fact that this is the heart of your home. Without a healthy electrical system, you run the risk of overloading your circuits, causing an outage, or worse, a potential fire hazard that puts your family at risk

Smart Thermostat Installation in Sherwood Park AB

Smart Thermostat Installation in Sherwood Park AB

Wireworks Electrical Services Ltd. is locally owned and operated and provides Smart Thermostat Installation in Sherwood Park AB.  Over the last few years, there have been many releases of smart thermostats that include innovative heat and AC devices that have emerged are all slight variations on the same energy-efficient, customization-focused theme. Each one does something a bit different in terms of features with apps ….

When Is It Time To Call In An Electrician?

When Is It Time To Call In An Electrician?

When is it time to call an electrician? Renovations and construction are always fun for those who like to take the bull by the horns and enjoy building something with their own hands.  There are many reasons we love these activities and yet there are times we are left scratching our heads wondering if we have just bitten off more than we can chew.  So before we blow the place up it is wise to …

Why is my circuit breaker tripping?

Why is my circuit breaker tripping?

Why do circuit breakers trip? Circuit breakers are designed to provide a level of electrical safety for your home or business and are installed in your Circuit Breaker Box (Electrical Panel).  Each circuit will have its own breaker where it’s sole purpose is to monitor the amount of electricity that is flowing.  When there is a surge of electricity, or an overload, the circuit breaker will turn off to prevent potential risks and further damage …..

Where Should You Spend Your Renovation Budget?

Where Should You Spend Your Renovation Budget?

If you are considering a renovation taking some time ahead of the project to allocate your spend is a great idea so you do not run into any surprises along the way.  But where do you spend your renovation budget?  The kitchen, bathroom and basement will always yield the best return on your investment dollars especially if you choose energy-efficient and eco-friendly options.  Planning carefully and and smart choices will go a long way….

Benefits of Air Conditioning

Benefits of Air Conditioning

Benefits of Air Conditioning Summers in Alberta often start out great!  We are often longing, almost begging for the sun show and to feel the warmth on our skin after our long and bitter winters. Soon into this reality though, the summer months go from Yay!! ... to the blatant the realization that we may not be built for this heat.  Extreme heat is known to have adverse effects on our intellect and physical activity…..

What To Ask Your Electrician?

What To Ask Your Electrician?

If you are gearing up for reno's this season and require electrical work, how does one start the process?  With so many changes and updates to the electrical code you may wonder what to ask your electrician?  What should you do prior to hiring your electrican to do your electrical work? Are they licensed for your community? Most municipalities and cities require the electrician to have a license to do work so they …..

How to Increase the Value of Your Home or Condo

How to Increase the Value of Your Home or Condo

If you are thinking of selling your property, then the question how do you increase the value of your home or condo has likely already popped up.  There are many ways one can increase their property value with out breaking the bank and still get good bang for buck.  Average home improvement or renovation costs will come in around 20 to 25 cents for every dollar spent and the rest of ….

How to Identify Aluminum Wiring

How to Identify Aluminum Wiring

How to Identify Aluminum Wiring 1 If you are doing home renovations or purchasing a home it is important for you to know how to identify aluminum wiring.  Aluminum wiring can be a red flag for many electrical issues and will require intervention from a qualified electrical professional for repair.   Aluminum wiring is a known cause for many electrical fires due to poor connections from years of use or even overheating . As a result…

Do You Need To Upgrade Your Circuit Breaker Box?

Do You Need To Upgrade Your Circuit Breaker Box?

Do think you need to upgrade your circuit breaker box, ?  Here are some things to be aware of so you can make an educated decision.   If you think that you do need to overhaul your electrical system there are a few main components that need attention.  The first thing to consider is upgrade your panel to bring more power from the utility company into your home.   From there one could also identify if it's ….

Utility Costs Breaking The Bank?

Utility Costs Breaking The Bank?

Utility Costs Breaking the Bank? If utility costs are breaking the bank and you are looking for ways to cut back on your energy and gas consumption, you aren't the only one.  Even though the government put a cap of 6.8 per kw hour on energy rates that carry over to June 2021, the transmission costs are increasing at an alarming rate, leaving Albertans wondering where they can reduce their energy bills….

Renovating Your Home or Business

Renovating Your Home or Business

Renovating Your Home or Business: Top 10 Electrical Items When renovating your home or business it is expected that there will be things that pop us as the project progresses.  There are a few electrical items to address throughout the project that may actually save you money and time over the long haul….

Often Overlooked Upgrades During a Remodel or Renovation

Often Overlooked Upgrades During a Remodel or Renovation

Often Overlooked Upgrades During a Remodel or Renovation That’s it!  You have decided that it’s now or never! We are going to complete a renovation project! While our intent is coming from the right place, more often or not we can get overwhelmed by the details. To prepare you for when this happens, keep in mind that there are common, and often overlooked upgrades during a remodel or renovation that one should consider to save …

Are your customers engaged when they enter your business?

Are your customers engaged when they enter your business?

Are your customers engaged when they enter your business?  There are many studies that suggest and prove the more you can keep your customers engaged when they enter your business; the more successful and profitable you will be.  Sounds easy!!! Ha! For those business owners out there who are currently trying to find ways to continuously improve their business know that this is not the easiest objective to achieve.  Regardless if you are a retail ..