Wednesday, 10 May 2017 by Angela Hoyos
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) were introduced -residentially- in the 1970s. Today we know that this technology has saved thousands of lives and has cut home electrocutions in half. GFCIs monitor the amount of electricity in a circuit, and If there’s any leakage or an interruption of current (like an appliance coming into contact with
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 by Angela Hoyos
Did you know that you have less than three minutes to escape from a house fire? According to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), working smoke alarms increase your likelihood of surviving one by 74 per cent. Unfortunately, the importance of Smoke and CO alarms is a message that is still ignored explains
Brace yourselves for messy commutes and possible power outages. According to Environment Canada, freezing rain is expected to hit Southern Ontario early Tuesday morning. When freezing rain falls, ice builds up on tree branches. If there is enough accumulation, the icy branches can break and take down power lines leaving you without power.
Incandescent light bulbs are going the way of the dodo bird, so now is the time to start planning for the transition. By now, you probably know that LEDs are very cost-effective. You probably also know that while they’ve come down in price quite a bit, they remain more expensive than traditional bulbs. LED bulbs