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What is a heat pump and what are its benefits?

What is a heat pump and what are its benefits?

A heat pump takes heat energy from one place and moves it to another – just like a refrigerator. In summer, it moves heat out of the house, and in the winter it moves heat into the house – even if it’s cold outside. Heat pumps are able to transfer heat using a process of evaporation and condensation of a substance called refrigerant that cycles between the indoor and outdoor units. What makes heat pumps so great is that they can reverse direction in the summer, taking the heat from your home and sending it outside to keep you cool.…

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12 Benefits of Outdoor Living

12 Benefits of Outdoor Living

Here on Vancouver Island, we are fortunate to have by Canadian standards a much milder climate. This provides us with a great opportunity to spend more time in our yards and gardens. Some of the many benefits of spending time outdoors: Chasing Away the Blues Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues can be eased by spending time outside. Studies have shown being outdoors lowered levels of cortisol, a hormone that’s a marker for stress. Getting a Boost of Vitamin D You can improve your health just by soaking up the sun. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth, regulates…

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The Role Of A Transfer Switch

The Role Of A Transfer Switch

The Role Of A Transfer Switch For Portable & Standby Generators You already know having a generator for your home or business is a great way to ensure the necessary backup power when you need it most, especially when here in Nanaimo we are prone to power outages. One of the most important items needed to ensure smooth transfer from your hydro provider to your generator is a generator is a transfer switch. This small piece of added equipment makes the backup power process seamless and helps ensure overall safety. Here is a brief primer into the role that transfer switches play and why it is important…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician

When it comes to selecting a suitable electrician, you don’t want to simply go with the first number you come across. Every electrical job is unique, from the big to the small. Undoubtedly, the more information you can pick up beforehand, the better you can prepare for a smooth flowing project. Now is not the time to be shy about asking 20 questions! Walls Electrical offers both residential and commercial electrical services, by certified electricians. But before you hire an electrician for your project, here are 5 critical questions to ask before determining which one is right for you.  …

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Christmas Light Safety Statistics And Tips.

Christmas Light Safety Statistics And Tips.

There are two main areas of risk associated with hanging Christmas lights: risks from the installation process and from the lights themselves. It’s very important to be diligent while installing lights in order to stay safe. Decorating caused more than 10,000 injuries resulting in an emergency room visit with falls being the highest at 34%, according to Canadian Stats. According to the Canadian Fire Safety Association, Christmas lights cause 40% of Christmas tree fires. While homeowners’ insurance can protect one financially in some cases, it doesn’t help with safety. Here are 13 safety tips to follow when decking the house…

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6 Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide Alarms

6 Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Let’s start at the source. What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is poisonous to humans. It is known as the “silent killer” because humans cannot tell when they are around it, but it is very dangerous and deadly. The carbon monoxide detector is a safety device that can alert homeowners of a CO leak and help them escape a potentially life-threatening situation, like carbon monoxide poisoning. When considering purchasing and installing CO alarms there are a few things you should know beforehand: What does a carbon monoxide alarm do? Carbon monoxide…

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Advantages of Electric Heating

Advantages of Electric Heating

Although there are a variety of heating solutions available, not all methods of heating are created equal. Depending on the location and layout of the home needed to be heated, some methods of heating may be better suited than others, but the advantages of electric heating usually make it the most efficient, affordable, and reliable option. At Walls Electrical, we have a wealth of experience with electric heating and we can help you to find and install or upgrade the best heating solution for your home. Reasons to Have Electrical Heating Installed in Your Home There are many benefits that…

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21 tips: no-cost ways to save electricity

21 tips: no-cost ways to save electricity

21 small changes can add up to big savings on your bills The best way to start saving on your electricity costs is to get smart with how you use electricity. Make these 21 no-cost changes in your home and you could save over $500 or more a year, depending on a number of factors including the size of your home. Now’s the time to also join Team Power Smart and start a Reduction Challenge. If you can deliver on most of the 21 changes below, you could reduce your electricity use by 10% over the year and earn a…

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