Journeyman Electrician vs Apprentice
vs Red Seal Ticketed

What is a Journeyman Electrician and how is it different from an Apprentice or Red Seal Ticketed Electrician? Inevitably, we all need to hire an electrician at some point in our lives and when we do, most of us have no idea what level of education the electrician might have had. This post, on “What…

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What Do Residential Electricians Do?

When you have an electrical problem and you call a residential electrician, you may be wondering what do electricians do exactly? Electricity is integral to practically every part of our modern day lives. So much so, that if the power does go out, virtually everything comes to a stand still. In severe cases, you may…

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Electrical Wiring Residential System

There are three main components to your electrical wiring residential system including: BC Hydro’s Electricity Meter Electrical Panel Home Electrical Wiring & Circuits BC Hydro’s “Smart” Electricity Meters It’s been 10 years since BC Hydro began implementing their Smart Metering Program in 2011. According to BC hydro, the program is replacing old obsolete mechanical meters…

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Home Electrical Panel Replacement

You might want to be thinking about an electrical panel replacement if you are purchasing an older home or living in a home with old, outdated wiring such as knob and tube wiring. Cosmetic changes are usually considered first, such as lighting upgrades. However, depending on the age of your home, it may be prudent…

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Lighting Design Suggestions to Improve Your Property Value

Want some quick and simple lighting design suggestions to increase the value of your property? We have compiled some easy lighting upgrades to help you improve your property and the price tag that goes with it! These are also great ideas for leasehold improvements! A lot more time, effort and planning goes into lighting a…

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When and How to Get a Fluorescent Ballast Replacement

Fluorescent ballast replacement is sometimes necessary for the most common source of lighting in commercial buildings such as schools, offices and other major facilities. The first thing you might think of when you think of fluorescent lighting is how difficult it is to fix issues regarding dim or flickering bulbs. In this article, we’ll explain…

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Signs That You Need to Update Your Home’s Electrical System

Do you suspect you might need a home electrical upgrade? Can you think of the last time you updated or repaired anything to do with your home’s electrical system? Unless a fuse trips we often don’t think to think too much about how we can keep our home electrical systems updated and healthy. An electrical code…

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5 Electrical Tips to Help You Build a Home in Vancouver

In this Premium Electric blog post we will discuss 5 helpful new home electrical tips when building a house in Vancouver. You might not have thought about your electrical setup as much as you’ve thought about your blueprints, paint colour, or flooring, but how you wire your home will have an on effect on the…

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The CSA Certification Label and Silver Label in BC

Do you know what a CSA certification label or Silver label is for? If you’re on the market for a manufactured home or for new home construction, you should have a basic understanding of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Certification Label and the Silver label. Here is a list of FAQs we have answered in…

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Why Canada is Phasing Out Incandescent Light Bulbs

Why did Canada implement the incandescent light bulb phase out is a question that our Abbotsford electricians seem to hear quite often. Our Canadian Government is committed to finding efficient, more cost-effective ways for reducing environmental impact. Phasing out incandescent light bulbs (as of 2014) and setting new standards to improve light bulb efficiency is…

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