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15 Ideas to Make Your Home More Efficient

Posted on 5 March, 2017 at 1:00

Whole House Surge Protectors

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...

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Kidde NightHawk Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Alarms Recalled

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...

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Phantom Loads

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...

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Before you hire a contractor, Do your homework!

Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 23:35

Download the Service Alberta Consumer tips PDF file here.

Home Safety Check List

Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 15:40


Home Safety Checklist ( Download Here)

Protect your family from fire and other electrical hazards by using this complimentary short checklist below.

1. CHECK THE WATTAGE OF ALL BULBS IN YOUR LIGHTS.

*Are the bulb...

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Electrical Safety for Kids

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 23:05

  • DO ask a grown up to put safety covers on outlets if there are little kids in the house.


  • DO unplug hair dryers, hair straighteners and curling irons when you’re done with them.


  • DO remind your parents to look up and look out for powe...

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Product Safety

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.

Safety Tips-1

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 22:50

 

  • Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.

  • Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.

  • In homes with small children, make sure your home has tamper-resistant (TR) receptacles.

  • Consider having additional circuits or outlets adde...

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Dan Doofus gets Grounded on Electrical Safety

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 22:40

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