Category Archives: Electrical Upgrades

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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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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Ballast Repair vs. Replacement

If your light fixture isn’t working properly how can you tell if you should do a ballast repair vs ballast replacement? Without light fixture ballasts, our world would be a much darker place. Ballasts are utilized in street lamps, floodlighting, … Continue reading

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LED vs. Incandescent Lights – Myths & Truths

Ever since LED lights were first developed in the 1960s, there have been numerous myths about LED vs incandescent lights; myths about the effectiveness of LED lights, cost of ownership, reliability, and longevity. In this article, our Abbotsford electricians at … Continue reading

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Checking Electrical Wiring in Older Homes

Have you ever thought about checking electrical wiring. Do you live in an older home? If so, have you ever had anyone do an electrical wiring safety check? Having an electrical wiring inspection done may be something that most people … Continue reading

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