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At Premium Electric, our Abbotsford electricians will be regularly posting articles on electrical safety in the home to help you and your family stay safe while using electricity in and around your place of residence. You will also find articles on the do’s and don’ts in electrical safety and what to do in case of electrical emergencies. Awareness is one of the most important steps you should take to minimize the risk of electrical fires, as well as injuries, property loss, or fatalities due to electrical hazards.

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Why Canada Is Phasing Out Incandescent Light Bulbs

A question that our Abbotsford electricians hear quite often is, “Why are they phasing out incandescent light bulbs?” Our Canadian Government is committed to finding efficient, more cost-effective ways for reducing environmental impact. Phasing out incandescent light bulbs (as of … Continue reading

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Aluminum Wiring FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

In this post we’ll look at answering some of the most common aluminum wiring FAQs. History of aluminum wiring. Historically, aluminum wiring, which is lighter than copper, was also thought to conduct electricity better than copper. Aluminum wiring has been … Continue reading

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Knob and Tub Wiring Frequently Asked Questions

In this post we’ll provide answers to some of the most common knob and tube wiring FAQs. When was knob and tube wiring used? Knob and Tube wiring (aka open wiring or K&T wiring) is now obsolete but it was … Continue reading

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What Is A GFCI Outlet & How Does it Work?

You may have heard the term before, but exactly what is a GFCI outlet? A GFCI outlet uses a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter designed by Charles Dalziel in 1961. A GFCI outlet prevents people from becoming shocked or electrocuted should … Continue reading

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Which is Better – Circuit Breaker vs Fuse Box

In this blog post, our Abbotsford electricians at Premium Electric take a look at a circuit breaker vs fuse box. What makes them different and which one is better? It’s important to keep in mind that depending on the power … Continue reading

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