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Electronic Recycling for Commercial Businesses

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Computers, laptops, phones, tablets, printers, and fax machines are all commonplace in the work environment. Another thing these devices have in common is the fact they eventually expire and will need to be replaced. Getting new electronics is only half the battle, but have you considered what you will do with the outdated ones? Turns
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Electric Heating: Is It Worth It?

In this modern world, home and business owners are constantly on the lookout for high efficiency, lower energy usage, and cost-effective systems. When it comes to heating, most Albertans have stuck to gas-powered furnaces. In fact, Statistics Canada reports that 97% of Albertan homes are heated with natural gas. In recent years, electric heating has
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Standby Generators For Your Office

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Backup generators aren’t just for your home, they can be incredibly useful tools for offices and other commercial spaces as well. If you’ve ever worked in Calgary during the summer, you’ve probably experienced a power outage. This could leave your entire building without electricity for hours or even days. Worse still, outages don’t care if
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Keeping Your Winter Electric Bill Low

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Unlike other places in the world, the winter season in Alberta lasts several months and loves to hold on for as long as possible. It’s hard to know when we’ve seen the last of the snow, so that means our heat and light-making systems are always on call. Unfortunately, this constant vigilance can have an
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Rookie Mistakes: How to Avoid Electrical Code Violations

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Electrical code violations don’t just cause issues when trying to sell or insure your home, they can create the perfect environment for an electrical fire, electrocution, or worse. That’s why it is so important to invest in electrical inspections and licensed professionals in both new and old homes. Cutting corners when it comes to safety
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USB Outlets: Are They Worth It?

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USB, or universal serial bus, was released in 1996 and is still relevant today. Unlike many technologies that disappear or become outdated after a few years, USBs are used more than ever before. Not only that, but older models are still compatible with new ports, so a USB charging cord from 1996 will still work
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Energy Saving Tips for Your Business

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Small and mid-sized businesses are some of the most economically affected by the pandemic. This is forcing many Albertan business owners to re-evaluate their expenses and find ways to cut down costs. Trimming down the budget doesn’t have to focus on staff or service quality, in fact, an oft-overlooked expenditure is energy consumption. Small changes
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Choosing Great Lighting for Your Garage Workshop

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This year has been an interesting one, to say the least. It has given many of us the opportunity to start new hobbies or pick up old ones. For some of us, that means long hours spent in the garage, whittling away at projects. If that sounds like you, this week’s article is right up
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Working With Aluminum Wiring

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Installing electrical systems with aluminum wiring was a common practice for homes in the late 60s and 70s. At the time, it was considered a cheaper alternative to copper wiring. Being the more economical option, aluminum wiring became the norm for almost a decade, not only in Alberta but all-over North America. Unfortunately, this cheaper
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Carbon Monoxide: Keeping Your Family Safe

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Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer. Any building that burns natural gas, oil, coal, charcoal, and even propane has the potential to produce it. Colourless and odourless, it can travel virtually undetected through your home. Due to its invisible nature, it’s no wonder that over 50 Canadians die every year from
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