|Posted on 5 March, 2017 at 1:00|
|Posted on 5 March, 2017 at 0:45|
What You Need to Know
What is a Power Surge? - A Power Sureg is a transient voltage spike in a power or data line. The spike is very brief, usually lasting only a few millionths of a second (the blink of an eye is thousands of times longer than typical surge), but it can still cause damage, degrade, or destroy electronic equipment. Because surges are so fast,even fuses, circuit breakers and GFCI's are not quick enough to protect th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 14 January, 2017 at 0:15|
A national recall has been issued for 1.5 million Kidde smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms in Canada because they may not chirp in the case of an emergency.
The recall applies to two Kidde NightHawk models that are hard-wired into a home's electricity and were manufactured between June 2004 and March 2011. The affected models are:
KN-COSM...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 26 February, 2016 at 22:55|
Once upon a time, when you turned off an appliance, it was off. Now many appliances (especially ones with remote controls, clocks or microprocessors) are designed with 'standby' features, which means they're ready for action at a moment's notice. It also means they're constantly drawing electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Every year, US consumers waste an estimated $4 billion on these phantom loads, which amounts to about 5 percent of the country's total electric...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 23:35|
Download the Service Alberta Consumer tips PDF file here.
|Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 15:40|
|Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 23:05|
|Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 23:00|
Check that all electrical appliances have recognized approval marks to ensure they meet the electrical safety requirements. Sample of these approval marks can be found here.
|Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 22:50|
|Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 22:40|