What is Phantom Energy?

What is Phantom Energy?

Did you know that many of your devices and appliances are using up electricity even when they are not in use? Read on to learn why this happens and how to minimize its impact.  What is phantom energy? When we plug a device into an outlet, we put that device into...
Should I Switch to Tankless?

Should I Switch to Tankless?

Has your current tank water heater reached past its lifespan? Maybe you noticed the hydro bill has been climbing, or maybe water is just not heating like it used to. Whatever it is, you’ve reached the point where it’s time to research new water heaters, and you may...
My Electric Heater is Emitting a Burning Smell!

My Electric Heater is Emitting a Burning Smell!

Ever notice when you turn your baseboard heater on for the first time in winter, it emits a burning smell? This is generally because your heater has collected dust over the summer and that’s the smell of it all burning off. Dust particles are always floating in the...
How to Recycle Your Bulbs & Fixtures in B.C

How to Recycle Your Bulbs & Fixtures in B.C

When a light bulb dies do you ever ask yourself “Where do I dispose of this?” Looking at a lightbulb you can see it is composed of many recyclable materials: glass, metal etc, so do you put it in the recycling bin? Almost, but not quite! The best place to put an...
Electrical Outlet Types

Electrical Outlet Types

You need different outlets for different situations, read on to ensure that you have the correct outlets installed in your home.  Why is it Important to Know About These Different Outlets? There are many reasons why you should educate yourself on the different outlets...
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