Electrical News

  • Surge Protection

    July 15, 2015

    A thunderstorm is an amazing and incredibly powerful force of nature that often sends homeowners scrambling to unplug their computers and televisions, with the hope of protecting them from a potentially damaging power surge caused by a lightning strike. A lightning strike up to two kilometers away can cause irreparable damage to your home’s sensitive... READ MORE

  • Electrical Circuit Breakers

    If you have ever had an electrical panel maintenance check-up performed by one of our electricians, you may have wondered why the electrician expressed concern over some mismatched breakers inside your electrical service panel. With the average Lower Mainland home changing hands every 5 years, some electrical panels now have a history of modifications, updates,... READ MORE

  • Old Elecrtrical Service Panel - Blue Crest Electric

    Electrical Service Panel Safety

    We depend on electricity everyday but we often forget that electrical service panel safety is important. Blue Crest Electric understands that everything seems to be electronic and when the electricity to our home is interrupted for some reason, our lives come to a halt and we are quite inconvenienced. Almost every home has five or more large... READ MORE

  • Knob & Tube Electrical Wiring for Safe Home - Blue Crest Electric

    Knob & Tube Electrical Wiring: Is It Safe?

    Knob and tube electrical wiring, also called open wiring, was a common wiring method used in the 1900’s to the late 1940’s. It is estimated that there were approximately 200,000 homes, with knob and tube wiring, built in BC during this time, with a large number located in Abbotsford, Langley, and the Lower Mainland. Knob... READ MORE

  • Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

    Is aluminum wiring safe? Aluminum wiring is an acceptable wiring choice if properly installed and used in the correct application. Aluminum is a good conductor of electricity. It is light weight, strong and much cheaper than copper. The power supply lines providing power to your home are aluminum as is almost the entire BC Hydro power... READ MORE

  • electrical wiring for home renovations

    Electrical Wiring for Home Renovations

    Home renovations seem to be on everyone minds. The licensed electricians at Blue Crest Electric know that electrical wiring for home renovations is equally as important to the renovations themselves. Remodelling a room to meet the needs of the household, as well as creating an aesthetically pleasing living space, is just what many current television shows are focusing... READ MORE