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Electrical Safety Tips: What Every Homeowner Should Know – 24/7Electric

Why are my Lights Buzzing?

When you’re tried, stressed, or just greeted by it first thing in the morning, the that constant droning buzz from your lights isn’t a welcome sound. But why is it there? What’s causing that incessant noise and how can you put a stop to it? Lighting systems, if you zoom out enough, are pretty simple. You have the wires, power source (in the case of your home that would be your circuit breaker or a ballast), controls (light switches and dimmers), and the light bulbs and fixtures themselves..…

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Simple Ways to Lower Your Summer Utility Bill

While our summers are mild, this year looks to have wild variation between hot and cool temperatures. Mild highs mean that our standard summer season is cheaper when it comes to paying for energy, but the wild swings between 12-31 degrees in the next few weeks can mean higher-than-normal utility costs compared to last summer. Still, if you’re already energy-efficient there may be a few things you can do now to help save on energy costs this summer (and yes, some of this advice will help for the winter as well).…

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Should I Replace my Electrical Socket?

The initial setup for electrical systems in homes was primarily for large appliances and lighting. Homes had few outlets since almost all electronics were hard-wired in. Over time, the size of electronics shrunk (rapidly) and the modern electrical outlet became more and more prevalent within the home. Now, standard construction for homes includes multiple outlets in each room at regular intervals. With the increase in energy-hungry portable devices, making sure there’s an open outlet is a priority in architectural design.…

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Helpful Tips for Using an Electric Grill

Canada Day is tomorrow and that means it’s time to celebrate. This year in particular is sure to be an amazing experience as we celebrate 150 years of history. While you may already have plans in place for how to celebrate, don’t let that stop you from taking a last look around Calgary for something you might have missed. And if you’re more of the stay at home and have a cookout with friends type, well then this article is for you.…

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How to Safeguard Against Lightning Strikes

There are a lot of rumors about how lighting strikes affect your home. From the fact that it takes a direct strike on your home to damage anything to the idea that simply turning off devices or using a power strip with built-in surge protection is enough to protect your devices. Often this can lead to some strange damages. One home video game console suffered from frequent electrical surge damage.…

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Tips for Using Electric Yard Tools

Father’s Day is this weekend and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at ways to improve on your existing toolset (children take note). We’ve used electric power tools for decades, and battery-powered garage tools are on the rise as a perfectly viable alternative to the traditional corded tools we’ve used.…

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Better Patios with Bug Lights

We’re on approach to warm nights, vacations, and lots of outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the warm weather means an increase in insects and while bug spray keeps them away during the day, insects will always be attracted to outdoor lights at night,…

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Do You Need a Home Electrical Inspection

Most people wait until something breaks in their home before calling an electrician. Once the lights go out or an outlet stops working, they call for repair. These issues are pretty self-evident so why should you call for an electrician before you find a problem? Let’s start by discussing what is covered in a home electrical inspection first…

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New Residential Electrical Services Company Launches in Victoria

Established, award-winning and customer focused residential electrical services company aims to serve Victoria, BC and surrounding areas including; Saanich, Langford, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Colwood, Central Saanich, Sooke Sidney, North Saanich, View Royal, Metchosin and the Highlands…

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Smoke and Co detectors

Smoke & CO detectors are an essential part of home safety. As your first warning in the event of a fire, ensuring they are operating correctly is important. It is recommended by local fire departments to test your Smoke & CO detectors twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. If…

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Panel Safety and Maintenance

Your electrical panel is the heart of your home, also known as the breaker box, electrical box or fuse box, this piece of equipment keeps your home running. The maintenance and care is important to ensure the panel operates at its optimum, prevents fire hazards and preserves home appliances and electronics. A typical panel is…

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May is Electrical Safety Month!

Your Home May Have Important Electrical Components which are Expired or No Longer Functional! May is Electrical Safety Month! 24/7 Electric Inc. is Celebrating by Offering Electrical Safety Inspections… to Give You Peace of Mind that Your Home is SAFE & Sound! Dear Homeowner, It’s Shane Walton, here. Your friendly Master Electrician and owner of…

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Save Money on home repairs in 20 minutes

Every year there is a long list of items you need to do to maintain your home. The simple ones are often the ones we forget or think will never become a problem and the large ones seem overwhelming. But not staying on top of these things now can be costly in the future…

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Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

This is the big question and the answers can be varied and technical. So here is a non-technical look at why everyone is talking about it. If your home was built between the 1960’s and early 1970’s, it is likely your home has aluminum wiring throughout its branch circuits. Homes built after the mid-1970’s were…

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Hiring an Electrician for Electrical Repairs and Services

To ensure that you get the best possible job done in your home, you should limit your options to the electricians and electrical contractors that will be able to take the best possible care of your home’s electrical system. But how do you know who to choose? Highly skilled professionals tend to ask for…

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Why Electrical Repairs should always be done by Electricians

Most area households and buildings regularly require electrical repairs. This is logical as electricity is always used for operating appliances, equipment, and other machines. Short-circuits and small electrical shocks are normal and are quite usual. However, it is surprising that services of professional electricians are hardly sought. No one could blame home and building…

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Electrical Safety Tips: What Every Homeowner Should Know

You might be surprised at the alarming number of people in the area who either experience damage to themselves or their property due to electricity-related accidents. It is crucial that you make sure that your home is as safe as possible by ensuring that every single part of your electrical system is installed and…

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Panel Upgrades & Replacements

There was a time when the only dominant energy-consuming electrical appliances in the house were the lights, the TV, the refrigerator and the heater for those cold winter nights in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, that is a thing of the past – today, the electric-powered stuff in your area house could be more than the number…

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If you are looking for an Electrician, then please call 24/7 Electric at 587-315-1361 in Calgary or 778-557-1519 in Victoria, or complete our online request form.


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