Electrical News

  • Christmas Light Safety

    December 13, 2018

      Christmas light safety is important while decorating for the holidays. Here are some Christmas light safety tips to keep in mind when using electricity for holiday decorating. For Christmas light safety, use only Christmas lights that are approved for use in Canada. The BC Safety Authority website has a bulletin that lists the testing... READ MORE

  • Reduce Winter Energy Costs

    Winter is on its way which means that the colder weather is just around the corner. We tend to use more electricity in the winter months to keep our homes warm and comfortable. Here are some things you can do to reduce winter energy costs. Turning down the thermostat during the day when you aren’t... READ MORE

  • Fall Electrical Maintenance

    November 2, 2018

    A fall electrical maintenance routine is important to prepare your electrical system for the coming winter months. The following is a checklist of some fall electrical maintenance tasks that every homeowner should be aware of. With leaves now falling from the trees, homeowners may be using leaf blowers to clear their yards. If an extension... READ MORE

  • 5 Ways to Control Your Home’s Lighting

    October 11, 2018

    With the days getting shorter and many of us leaving or returning from work in the dark, homeowners may be looking for the best option to control lighting and possibly save on energy costs. Here are 5 lighting options to consider, along with some pros and cons, to help you make the right decision for... READ MORE

  • Mobile Home Re-certification

    August 21, 2018

    Mobile home living is providing new and affordable opportunities for home ownership in BC. With the high cost of real estate throughout the Lower Mainland, home buyers have discovered that a mobile/manufactured home can offer very affordable options. Some mobile or manufactured home parks offer seniors only, or family oriented communities, complete with club house, community swimming pool and tennis... READ MORE

  • Electrical Permits are Important

    July 18, 2018

    Electrical permits are important to everyone and not just your insurance company. A recent conversation with a local electrical inspector has reaffirmed what our electricians have been explaining to homeowners for years. If regulated electrical work is completed without an electrical permit in place, your homeowner’s insurance policy will be compromised. An insurance claim will... READ MORE

  • BBB Torch Awards for 2018

                On June 7, 2018, the Lower Mainland BC Better Business Bureau hosted the ceremonies for the BBB Torch Awards for 2018. The BBB Torch Awards are the BBB’s highest honor. These awards bring attention to a very select number of local businesses whose daily practices strive to provide a high... READ MORE

  • Electrical Danger Warning Signs

    June 27, 2018

    These Electrical Danger warning signs are universally recognized symbols for electrical danger. This means that Canadians will recognize these signs during holiday travels or business trips to other countries. Implementing this visual universal language for electrical danger means everyone will understand the warning message that the signage conveys. Where will you see Electrical Danger warning signs? Signage can be found... READ MORE

  • Flooding and Electricity

    May 11, 2018

    The concern regarding flooding and electricity tends to come up most often in springtime. That’s because spring is considered to be Flood Season in most parts of Canada. The reality is that any home can be affected by flooding, and at any time of year. Since flooding and electricity is always a dangerous combination, some basic electrical... READ MORE

  • Counterfeit Electrical Products

    Are you wondering if your online purchase is a counterfeit electrical product? As a residential electrical service company, Blue Crest Electric electricians are frequently asked to install customer supplied lighting fixtures in BC’s Lower Mainland homes and businesses. Our electricians are always happy to assist with this task, except when the fixture is lacking the required CSA,... READ MORE

  • Modern Homes Burn Faster

    March 22, 2018

    Modern Homes Burn Faster An alarming statistic has revealed that modern homes burn faster than homes built 30 years ago. An Underwriters Laboratory study indicates that occupants in newer homes have less than three minutes to escape a burning building versus 17 minutes from older homes. This is a significant difference. With this new information,... READ MORE

  • A Rusty Panel Needs Attention

    February 20, 2018

    This rusty panel certainly needs professional attention. It has been subjected to humidity for so long that a slug has moved in and taken up residence. To function safety, an electrical panel needs to be kept clean and dry, so this slug needs to be evicted today. Rust and corrosion inside the panel are very damaging and... READ MORE