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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…

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 ….

Pro’s and Con’s of an Electric Vehicle

Pro’s and Con’s of an Electric Vehicle

Pro's and Con's Electric Vehicles Believe it or not, the EV or electric vehicle has been around since the 1900’s.  There are basically 3 types of electric vehicles available for consumers to buy today in Canada. BEV- Battery Electric Vehicle PHEV and HEVs– (Plug-In) Hybrid Electric Vehicle FCEV – Fuel-cell Electric Vehicle To find some examples of each here, with links to their respective OEM websites. There are some pro’s and con’s in owning an EV …

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 …