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5 Things That Can Be Wireless In Your Home.

5 Things That Can Be Wireless In Your Home.

Are you sick of all the wiring in your home? Taking a look at your computer alone can be a nightmare, especially when you’re moving and things aren’t labelled properly. Things that can go wireless Computer networks – From your computer to your printer to your network...

4 Things To Keep You Cool During a Heat Wave

4 Things To Keep You Cool During a Heat Wave

With it being so hot lately, many people are looking to cool down before they melt. Many of us don't have a pool or access to the lake however and rely on other things to keep us cool. Here are 4 things to keep you cool. Central air This is usually installed by an...

6 Things To Remember About Extension Cords

6 Things To Remember About Extension Cords

When you think about extension cord safety, you usually only think about potential physical damage, but it's a little more complicated. In fact, taking a critical look at a cord's safety should happen before you buy. The use - there is a significant difference in...

3 Ways To Clean Up For Children

3 Ways To Clean Up For Children

If you have small children then you know how much trouble they can get into. That periodic crash from the next room is enough to send chills down your spine. When it comes to your electrical however, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of injury....

3 Things to Remember For Safety

3 Things to Remember For Safety

Owning an older home comes with a few different risks when it comes to your electrical. If you are thinking of having an audit performed to determine the greatest risks of fire then an electrician is a great place to start. Some of the things they will be looking for...

3 Reasons to Choose In-Floor Heating

3 Reasons to Choose In-Floor Heating

Are you thinking of doing a bathroom renovation? Change the tub or perhaps a full gut job? What have you decided for heat? Perhaps the forced air furnace that you’ve had for years? What about in-floor heating? In-floor heating can be that little element that raises...

4 Major Steps To Get Your Power Back On

4 Major Steps To Get Your Power Back On

Once you recognize the damage caused by a storm, you will quickly realize that some of it will or has already cascaded to other electrical elements of your home. You can take care of some of this damage, however often you will need an electrician. Once you've decided...

3 Things Storms Can Damage Outside Your Home

3 Things Storms Can Damage Outside Your Home

As the weather becomes less predictable and storms more dangerous and destructive, having power outages are more likely. Unfortunately, those power outages can come from the grid which can take Ontario Hydro hours or days to fix. On the other hand, the damage may be...

5 Ways To Save Hydro In The Laundry Room

5 Ways To Save Hydro In The Laundry Room

When you do an audit of your home energy usage, you will eventually come to your laundry room. Two of the largest energy users are found in this room, especially if you have young children who love to play in the mud or have one of those jobs that you just can’t avoid...

5 Cost Savings To Remember When Using Your Stove

5 Cost Savings To Remember When Using Your Stove

Another major power user in your home is the stove. One of the kitchen triangle, you can’t live without one and these days, they are becoming more technologically advance, some even connected to your Wifi network, available to turn on by the touch of a button on your...

5 Ways To Make A Freezer More Efficient

5 Ways To Make A Freezer More Efficient

We’ve spoken before about how the refrigerator and freezer are one of the biggest power hogs in your home.  The average freezer will use around 200 watts per day which equates to around 175 dollars per year. That can add up if you have a few freezers. So how can you...

5 Household Items that Waste Power

5 Household Items that Waste Power

In a world of raising electrical costs everyone is in a constant battle to keep their hard earned money in their bank accounts. We’ve spoken about your lights before, but what else could be sapping your slush fund? Hot water tank Air Conditioner Hair Dryer Fridges and...

5 Things That Can Cause Electrical Sparks

5 Things That Can Cause Electrical Sparks

So you’ve noticed some sparking coming from your outlets. Knowing what you’re up against is the best chance you have of dealing with the issue and saving your home from some more dire situations. What causes those sparks aside from the standard arc between the plug...

4 Types Of Dangerous Sparks

4 Types Of Dangerous Sparks

As children, we loved shuffling around the carpet and then turning to our siblings or friends and giving them a zap. You could see the electricity arc from your finger like magic. As we age, however we may be a little more concerned when we noticed other things like...

3 Ways To Deal With Electrical Humming

3 Ways To Deal With Electrical Humming

Finding electrical humming can take a lot of work. Whether you’ve used mechanical or digital means, it will have taken awhile to determine whether the sound was innocent or indicative of a problem. Once you get to this point however, you need to determine if you call...

3 Ways To Test For Electrical Humming

3 Ways To Test For Electrical Humming

We’ve spoken about the sounds your electrical system can have. Sometimes those sounds are easy to identify, while others are more difficult. While you are auditing your system, here are a few hints and tips to make it easier. Get Bigger Ears – Whether you use...

5 Electrical Things That Hum

5 Electrical Things That Hum

More often in older homes, you can sometimes here a soft hum coming from your electrical system. For those attuned to the sound it can be more than annoying, it can be deafening. Some of these sounds are harmless, though some are far more dire and should be taken care...

5 Elements to Remember When Setting Up Your Home Theatre

5 Elements to Remember When Setting Up Your Home Theatre

Installing an audio system in your home can be a large task. Once you've chosen the wiring, you need to determine if you're going to hook it directly to the receiver or use plugs. You want to do your homework before jumping into the conversation. Some of the elements...

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