Electrical Contractor Blog by Premium Electric

In our electrical contractor blog, our electricians at Premium Electric offer helpful articles and advice
for both homeowners and commercial clients. You’ll find unique electrical blog posts that cover a wide range of topics
including home electrical safety tips, electrical FAQs, common electrical problems, generators,
and electrical upgrades for wiring, lighting, circuit breakers, outlets, and more.

How to Extinguish an Electrical Fire

Do you know how to put out an electrical fire? Are you unsure what, exactly, constitutes an electrical fire? The answers to both these questions are crucial to the safety of your home and family. Fortunately, we have those answers for you below, as well as how to prevent electrical fires altogether. Knowing if the…

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Are Window AC Units Effective?

Most likely, many of us are thinking about a window AC unit as we inch towards summer and remember 2021’s heat dome. Window air conditioners have since gained in popularity – they are a quicker, easier, and more affordable fix to sweaty summer nights than installing central air conditioning. The question remains, however, are window…

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How to Read an Electric Meter

BC Hydro used to have live “meter readers,” employees who visited more than 1.9 million customers to take an electric meter reading. Now that BC Hydro has fully transitioned all customers over to “Smart Meters,” in-person electric meter readings are no longer necessary. However, do you know how to read an electric meter? In this…

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Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Almost everyone at some point in their lives will wonder, “Why do lights flicker?” Do you have flickering lights in your house? Perhaps it started with just one light flickering slightly, randomly, and was hardly noticed. But you may find more and more lights flickering in your house as time goes by.

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Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping – What Do You Do?

One of the most common frustrations homeowners face is when the circuit breaker keeps tripping. Sometimes it can be really tough to find the source of the problem. If you are struggling with this dilemma, check out this guide to learn more about what causes a tripped breaker and how to remedy the situation.

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Do Light Switches Go Bad?

Yes, changing a light switch is necessary because sometimes light switches do go bad. Light switches are a staple in every home to turn lights on or off. Given how vital light switches are and how often you use them, they can wear out over time. Unfortunately, most of us take them for granted.

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What Is a CFL Bulb?

What are compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL bulbs) and why you might not want to use them anymore. It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when everyone started switching the lights in their homes over from incandescent to CFL light bulbs. But, like a lot of other things in our modern world, things…

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2 Prong Plug Replacement – Facts, Advice

In North America, the ungrounded 2 prong plug was being replaced by grounded 3 prong outlets as early as the 1960s. Two prong outlets had been the standard since the early 1900s, but they are simply not up to code for our modern electrical demands. Modern day appliances and the electronic devices we use need…

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Where to Place a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Have you given any thought to installing carbon monoxide detectors and/or carbon monoxide detector placement in your home? Twice a year, when the clocks change over, many of us go around the house and switch out all the batteries in all our smoke detectors. Right? It’s a lesson that maybe your dad taught you all…

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Home Electrical Safety Inspection
May be Necessary After Flooding

Now that the flood waters are starting to recede, anxious BC homeowners who want to get back to their homes and assess the damage may first need to have a home electrical safety inspection. If You Need Help in the Fraser Valley Call Premium Electric at 604-308-6195 Authorities still haven’t fully assessed the dangerous conditions…

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