Running Electricity Properly

How To Cut Your Washer/Dryer Energy Usage

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The washer and dryer are almost as important to a household as the kitchen. Many people cannot imagine doing without them as they struggle to get everything done in their busy lives. Unfortunately, both appliances can add significantly to your utility bills. You can limit this strain on your budget by altering a few home practices and enlisting the help of an electrician, likeMcCaine Electric Ltd offers Electrical Contracting. Dryers Read More»

Should I Put Recessed Lighting In My Home?

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One interesting way that you can add variety to the lighting in your house is with recessed lighting. Recessed lights, sometimes referred to as canister lights, are set back in holes placed in the ceiling rather than by hanging fixtures. It helps creates an appearance that can blend in with the rooms that they are in, while still able to completely illuminate a room. Here are some benefits to using recessed lighting, as well as tips for placement Read More»

Preparing For Blackouts: What To Put Into An Emergency Power Supply Kit

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During the worst blackout in Canadian history, Ontario residents were without power and light for several days. Although a blackout like that one was unprecedented, it does not mean it will never happen again. You do not have to become a “doomsday prepper”, but it is very useful to prepare for smaller blackouts. These can occur during any time of the year, but they are most dangerous during summer and winter. Read More»

8 Tips To Prevent Electrical Shock In The Home

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The possibility of suffering an electrical shock in your home is very real. Fortunately, there are things that you and your family can do to prevent this. Here are eight things you can do to make your home safer.  Replace old electrical equipment. Equipment that is old in your home can lead to small shocks when electrical components are used. Contact an electrician to have the equipment and wiring updated. Read More»

Why Shouldn't You Perform Your Own Electrical Work?

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Home improvement stores have all the tools and electrical supplies that you need to perform most electrical projects, so why should you call an electrician? The obvious answer is that electricity can kill or injure you if it is not handled properly. However, there are also lesser, but still important reasons why certified electricians are better suited to perform electrical work in your home. Safety concerns when working with electricity.  Read More»