Avoiding Costly Electrical Repair With Surge Protection

There are two main types of surge protection: point of use or whole house surge protection. Both of them help regulate the voltage supplied to an electric device by blocking or shorting dangerously high voltage levels. A point of use device protects important electronics and appliances at their individual electric source. These surge suppressors typically…

Home Surge Protection…Do You Have It…

Surge protection is a key element in protecting your investments. Just think: a power surge can impair and even destroy appliances, racking up your electrical repair bill with costs that you could have avoided. Investing in a surge protector is the surest way to prevent a power surge—and the associated damage and expense—from occurring. Just…

The Ebb and Flow of Ceiling Fans

In winter and summer alike, a ceiling fan is the best way to create healthy air flow in your home. They also save you money on your heating and cooling bill, since you can get the cooler or warmer air where you want it, when you want it, simply by reversing the direction of the…

Generating Thoughts About Generators

When the power goes out, your number one solution for maintaining your home’s electricity flow is a trusty generator. A generator restores the normal electricity supply to your home when the supply is interrupted, whether by the Toronto electrical utility company or because of weather. A reliable, high functioning generator is key to a homeowner’s…

How Is Your Sidekick…Or Should We Say Sub Panel

While your main electrical panel is the superpower in your electrical system, the sub panel is its best sidekick. This additional panel is located apart from the main one, and its primary function is to allow you to add circuits if you run out of room in the main electrical panel. The reason this matters is that…

Light Up Your Home…

Good lighting can make any house or apartment feel like a home. It can transform a space from plain and cold to warm, open, and richly textured. What’s more, a good, strong lighting plan provides an important layer of safety to your home, helping prevent crime and providing you with peace of mind. Here’s what…

Is Your Main Electrical Panel Up to Par

You probably know where the main electrical panel in your home is. But do you actually know what it does? If not, read on for a brief introduction to this critical piece of equipment. In a way, your home’s electrical system operates a little like the human body. Each part plays its own essential role,…

Why Replace Knob and Tube Wiring

From the 1880s to the 1930s, knob and tube wiring was the standard electrical wiring system used in most North American buildings. Designed as an open-air system, the single-insulated copper conductors ran through walls or ceilings and were supported by ceramic knob insulators, which served to separate wires from combustible framing. Today, however, knob and…

Your Safety Matters – Circuits and Wiring

Every wiring home system is unique and sensitive to change. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50 people die every year from accidental electrocutions involving residential circuits and wiring, panel boards, and outlets. What’s more, the CPSC estimates another 40 electrocutions occur each year due to household appliances that are connected to home wiring….

Protecting Your Home Against Overloads of Electrical Energy

You probably know that circuits and wiring run throughout your house, both seen and unseen. But how much do you know about your wiring home system? Here’s what you need to know about circuits and wiring, the network of electrical wires that run from the main electrical panel throughout your home: They connect each outlet…