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

5 Holiday Cooking Safety Tips You Need to Know

Now that the Christmas season is in full-swing, your kitchen is bound to be the headquarters for all the hustle and bustle for the next month or so. As you toil over the stove, preparing the festive dinners, it’s important not to let the chaos of it all keep you from being safe in the kitchen. …

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Electrical Panel before the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to check in with your electrical panel to see whether it’s handling your demands adequately. Pretty soon you’ll be stringing colorful lights on your tree and adorning your yard with icicle lights and inflatable decorations like Santa, reindeer, elves or nativity scenes. Many older homes in Calgary and Victoria simply can’t keep up with current electrical needs. …

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Home Heating Safety Tips | How to Prevent Fire Hazards

Here in Calgary and Victoria, biting temperatures never seem to let up once fall hits. To survive our rough winters, you’re going to need an exorbitant amount of hot cocoa, a closet full of warm coats and hats, and some safety tips surrounding your home heating equipment. While the first two may seem like no-brainers, many homeowners often forget to consider the latter.…

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5 Reasons Your Spooky Lights Are Flickering

Halloween offers enough scare. No need to cause a fright on your own accord by putting off replacing that bothersome flickering light in your hallway, kitchen or family room. Sure, if you’re hosting a party or handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, a flickering light in the front entry way or on the porch might enhance the overall thrill and haunting of it all, but the truth is, you really should replace it sooner rather than later.…

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4 Enchanting Ways to Light Your Pumpkin Without a Candle

The ceremonial lighting of Jack O’Lanterns on Halloween is a beloved tradition for many. After you’ve cut out your ghastly ghoul, spooky skeleton or menacing mummy, the anticipation of illuminating your creation for all to see begins to amass as you count down the moons until All Hallows’ Eve. When the time finally comes to set aglow your Jack O’Lantern, consider using something other than a candle.…

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Follow These Phantastic Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween just weeks away, kids all around are anticipating the gobs of candy they will receive when they descend onto the streets as their favorite movie, television or video game character. For many, this is an exciting holiday, filled with laughter, joy and the occasional scream. To ensure everyone has a safe, fun and spooky time while out trick-or-treating, keep these practices in mind.…

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3 Ridiculously Easy Ways to be Energy Efficient at Home

An energy efficient home is proof that you can have your cake and eat it too. Homeowners often associate energy efficiency with loss of comfort. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When you choose to be more energy conscious at home, you will experience increased levels of comfort in addition to monthly savings. We have three very simple ways for you to improve energy efficiency at home.…

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4 Important Reasons to Install Outdoor Security Lighting

Now that the fall season is upon us, you’ve probably noticed that as each day passes, the sun sets earlier and earlier. Some of you may even leave for work in the dark only to return home in the dark too. You may even wonder if daylight still exists. Here’s a bright idea; while you can’t control when the sun rises and sets, you can control how well-lit the outside of your home is for safe navigability, security and peace of mind.…

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Keep Your Kids Creative with These Fun Electrical Activities

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your kid engaged with their schooling and excited to learn about new disciplines. There are times when getting them to read, complete their math homework, write creatively, or take part in a science-related activity can feel like a lost battle from the get-go. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Since this week is National Keep Kids Creative Week, we’ve got three electrical activities that are sure to grab your kid’s attention and keep them excited about learning.…

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Indoor & Outdoor Fall Electrical Safety Tips

As fall approaches, bringing with it crisper air, pumpkin-spiced everything, and colorful foliage, keep your electrical system in mind. Now that most of your activities will take place indoors, it’s important to make sure both your indoor and outdoor electrical components are in good shape for the change of season. Follow these useful electrical safety tips to ensure your safety and the protection of your electrical system:…

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Hug Your Hound Day: 3 Easy Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Home

Pets are one of our greatest sources of comfort. They show us unconditional love, cuddle with us after a rough day and give us a sense of purpose, among other things. In honor of National Hug Your Hound Day, which falls on September 10th, we want to pay a special homage to all the furry creatures out there, even the non-hounds. Since they do so much for us, the least we can do as their owners is keep them safe and happy.…

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Keep Your Family Safe with These Smoke & CO Detector Tips

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are necessary for keeping families safe from potential and imminent threats. Unfortunately, detectors are often out of sight, out of mind because no one thinks a fire or CO poisoning will happen to them. Most fires happen during the night or in the early morning, while people are asleep. Many may even be surprised to learn that more people die by breathing in smoke and toxic fumes, like CO.…

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Find Out How Safe Your Home is With an Electrical Safety Inspection

We all assume that our homes are safe, but do we know just how safe they really are? Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of fires in Canada. With that in mind, have you had your home’s electrical wiring inspected recently to ensure everything is in working order and up to code? If you’ve been dealing with electrical troubles of any kind, you should have a licensed electrician complete a home electrical safety inspection.…

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How to Effectively Clean Your Electronics

We take our phones everywhere – to work, to restaurants and coffee shops, to the pool, and yes, even to the bathroom. And in doing so, we expose them to a ton of germs. Did you know that your phone houses 10 times more germs than a toilet seat? This is because, unlike your phone, toilets are cleaned on a fairly regular basis. But it’s not often that we think to clean our phones.…

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Achieve the Perfect Kitchen Lighting with These 3 Tips

Your kitchen serves as the centerpiece for your home. No longer reserved for just cooking, the kitchen has evolved into a place where you can engage in meaningful conversations with your best friend over a cup of coffee, conduct science experiments with your kids, host a party for your closest friends and family, toast to new beginnings, and so much more. All in all, your kitchen is the heart of the home, a place that says, “Come on in.”…

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3 Easy STEM Projects to Keep Your Kid from Saying “I’m Bored” This Summer

We all have fond memories of summer vacation as children and young teenagers. For kids, summer means later having later bedtimes, fewer responsibilities, the freedom to explore or to stay inside and read or watch television all day. When you become a parent, the meaning of summer often changes. Now that you’re on the other side of things, perhaps you now resonate with trying to survive the chaos of it all – having no structure, and worst of all, hearing “I’m bored" all day long. We’re here to help solve the case of your kids’ boredoms with these awesome engineering projects! Not only will they have fun, but they’ll also learn along the way. Who said summer wasn’t for learning anyway?…

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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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