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Green Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Green Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

One of the unfortunate results of climate change in Canadian homes is the increase of overheated living environments. But before you run out and buy another air conditioner, consider the consequences. Air conditioners release millions of tons of carbon dioxide annually into the air. Additionally, the expense of running an air conditioner is considerable. The toll this appliance takes on our precious environment is alarming to say the least.   Fortunately, experts at Walls Electrical Ltd. on Vancouver Island have several eye-opening green ways to keep your home cool this summer!   Keep your body cool. Wear natural fabrics like…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Pets from Electrical Hazards

5 Ways to Protect Your Pets from Electrical Hazards

Homeowners are typically mindful of how to protect themselves, family members, and home from electrical hazards. Unfortunately, some people overlook how to protect beloved pets from electrical hazards, sometimes with tragic results. In fact, electrical shock can cause serious burns and death in both humans and pets. Our staff at Walls Electrical appreciate our furry family members. That’s why we’re here to share 5 ways to protect your pets from electrical hazards: Place electrical cords safely out of harms way. Not only can cords pose a danger of electrocution to chewing puppies, but they can turn into a strangulation hazard.…

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5 Tips About Electricity for New Homeowners

5 Tips About Electricity for New Homeowners

There is nothing quite as exciting as moving into your new home! Now you have your own space to design and decorate to your liking and a sanctuary to call your own. Along with homeownership come responsibilities you may not have been conscious of before. But when you arm yourself with the fundamentals of homeownership, you can prevent expensive mistakes, like catastrophic fires. Fortunately, our licensed electricians at Walls Electrical in Nanaimo have 5 essential tips about electricity for new homeowners. Locate the Electrical Service Panel: Familiarizing yourself with the electrical panel in the home is a key part of…

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Walls Electrical does it Right

As written by the Business Examiner   NANAIMO – Kyle Potter began his journey at Walls Electrical a decade ago, joining former owner Chris Williams, who had struck out on his own after a previous business partnership. Kyle had already been an electrician since 1997 at that point. “I started my apprenticeship in Edmonton in my early twenties, and worked there for a few years before returning to BC,” Kyle explains. He did so by offering a strong worth ethic, combined with some of the best employees in the industry. “Probably the biggest challenge we have faced has been finding hardworking, knowledgeable, quality employees,” explains Kyle.…

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5 Ways Hiring an Electrician Can Improve Your Work Environment

5 Ways Hiring an Electrician Can Improve Your Work Environment

Countless Canadians are more concerned than ever about maintaining a healthy work environment. In fact, many of us have had our work environment moved to our homes due to COVID-19 protocols. Both residential and commercial electricity requirements are complex. Happily, an experienced electrical contractor can assist busy homeowners and business operators with repairs, workspace renovations, and new office builds. To be sure, a well-designed office or business space makes work more comfortable, healthy, and accessible. These days, employees and entrepreneurs have a great deal of design inspiration at their fingertips online. For more involved workspace projects, we offer 5 Ways…

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How to Responsibly Recycle Electrical Wiring Waste

How to Responsibly Recycle Electrical Wiring Waste

Technology and new electronic devices have enormously changed our environments worldwide. While improving our ability to work and communicate, discarded wiring has also created deeply disturbing problems. The alarming truth is that electronic waste is one of the fasted growing pollutants around the world. Emphatically, it’s imperative to keep electrical wiring out of the trash! Plastic wire coatings do not break down and when exposed to extreme heat, inevitably release harmful toxins into the environment. Unfortunately, only a small amount of electrical waste is recycled with the rest going directly into landfills. That’s why it’s so important for every homeowner…

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5 Key Things to Watch Out for When You Are Doing DIY Electrical Work on Your Home

5 Key Things to Watch Out for When You Are Doing DIY Electrical Work on Your Home

Many homeowners are confident in their ability to do things themselves. Yet when it comes to working with electricity, poorly installed wiring by DIYers is one of the most common causes of house fires. Certainly, DIYers sometimes purchase older homes to renovate. Older homes may have outdated, improperly installed wiring. If that’s the case, a professional electrician should be consulted as soon as possible. Electricity can be fatal. Homeowners with basic home repair skills should not attempt electrical projects on their own. At the least, check with a certified electrical contractor. Savings dollars on doing it yourself could put your…

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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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How to Check for Bad Wiring in you Home

How to Check for Bad Wiring in you Home

Bad wiring inside the home can be due to a number of reasons. For instance, problems with wiring may be traced back to poorly installed lighting by unskilled individuals. Other wiring issues may simply be due to wear and tear, or old age. Whatever the reason, Walls Electrical has several practical tips for how to check for bad wiring in your home. That way you can hire a certified electrician to install new, upgrade wiring safely. They can also make necessary repairs that ensure the welfare of your family. Arm yourself with a good flashlight and get started right away.…

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10 Electrical Safety Requirements for Landlords

10 Electrical Safety Requirements for Landlords

Renting out a property can be a lucrative business enterprise by means of added income. Alongside the rewards of renting to tenants in need of a good home comes the responsibilities of being a decent landlord. Primarily, landlords are wise to educate themselves on the electrical inspection requirements for the region they rent in. Cities and provinces retain distinct rules. Whatever you do, don’t fall back on the bare minimum—go the extra mile and avoid costly property damage or lawsuits in the event of an emergency. In addition to retaining manuals for appliances and devices located within the home, landlords…

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