Electrical Safety

Electrical safety tips from the licensed electricians at Blue Crest Electric. We provide electrical services in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack & more.

  • Electrical Permits

    Electrical Permits

    Electrical permits are important to everyone, to the extent that they fall under the public Freedom of Information Act. This means that anyone, from insurance providers, realtors and potential home buyers to your next door neighbor, can search your property’s permit history by contacting your area regulating authority and providing your street address. The following...... READ MORE

  • Electrical Inspection Assessment

    Electrical Inspection Assessment

    Do you need an Electrical Inspection Assessment for your home? Homeowners sometimes perceive any type of inspection with trepidation. In this case the information is for their benefit and safety. An Electrical Inspection Assessment, completed by a certified electrician, is important to every homeowner. General Home Inspection vs Electrical Inspection Assessment There is a significant...... READ MORE

  • Supplementary Electric Heating - Blue Crest Electric

    Supplementary Electric Heating

    Now that fall has arrived and the weather is getting colder, homeowners have turned off circulating fans and AC units and may be looking for supplementary electric heating options. When your home’s primary heating source is not adequate, or you are looking for additional heat in a specific area, supplementary electric heat may be the...... READ MORE

  • Insurance Concerns with Aluminum Wiring - Blue Crest Electric

    Insurance Concerns with Aluminum Wiring

    Owners and perspective buyers of older homes often face insurance concerns with aluminum wiring. New policy applications, or the renewal of existing policies, may require an electrical inspection to confirm the presence of aluminum wiring in the home. Insurance companies consider aluminum wiring in the home to be a greater risk than copper wiring. Aluminum...... READ MORE

  • Playing in Sprinkler - Blue Crest Electric

    Summer Electrical Maintenance

    With summer in full swing, some homeowners may be noticing higher electrical bills. When the weather gets warmer, air conditioners or fans are used to keep homes cooler. Having a summer electrical maintenance routine will help to beat the heat and keep your electrical costs down. The following is a checklist of some summer electrical...... READ MORE

  • Bright Purple Lightning Flash

    Thunderstorm

    A recent incident in BC had one woman receive a jolt from an electrical current after lightning hit a power pole near her home during a thunderstorm. At the time, she was holding her cell phone which was plugged into a charger. Electrical currents from a lightning strike will travel through overhead cables, wires and...... READ MORE

  • Little House - Blue Crest Electric

    Electrical Safety Tips

    With home ownership comes the responsibility to maintain everything in the home. This includes the electrical. The following are some electrical safety tips for new homeowners to keep in mind. Electrical Safety Tips For Indoors Warm outlets could be a sign of a bad connection Never overload the circuits Replace damaged electrical cords or plugs...... READ MORE

  • Swimming Pool - Blue Crest Electric

    GFCI Protection When In The Water

    With summer fast approaching, many homeowners are already spending time out on the water. Keep in mind that GFCI protection when in the water is very important. Whether swimming in a lake, near a dock or boat, in a pool or just relaxing in a hot tub, GFCI protection when in the water can save...... READ MORE

  • Spring House - Blue Crest Electric

    Spring Electrical Maintenance

    Having a spring electrical maintenance routine is important after a cold, stormy winter. The following is a checklist of some spring electrical maintenance tasks that every homeowner should be aware of. Interior Spring Electrical Maintenance Change your ceiling fan rotation back to a counter-clockwise direction. This will help keep the room as cool as possible...... READ MORE

  • Luxury Bathroom - Blue Crest Electric

    Bathroom Renovations

    The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house when it comes to adding value to your home. Bathroom renovations can be as simple as changing the paint color on the walls to gutting the entire room. Here are some “must haves” to keep in mind when planning bathroom renovations. Extra receptacles...... READ MORE

  • Kitchen Renovations

    Kitchen Renovations

    When homeowners think about kitchen renovations, they don’t always think about electricity. Kitchen renovations are not just about picking a new paint color, back splash or style of cabinets. Electrical appliances, lighting and devices will play an important role in the overall success of this project. Here are some things to consider when planning electrical...... READ MORE

  • Standby Generator - Blue Crest Electric

    Standby Generator

    The installation of a standby generator is on everyone’s wish list after last week’s devastating wind storm. The resulting lengthy power outage left many homeowners in the dark. Power outages can happen at any time of year. According to BC Hydro, extreme weather from October to February usually doubles the number of power outages compared...... READ MORE