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CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Circuit breakers are an essential part of your home as they control the amount of electricity that is being distributed through the house. They are specifically designed to stop excess current (electricity) to prevent any electrical or fire injuries. At predetermined current loads, a circuit breaker is designed to shut off (or “trip”) when it is overloaded, consequently cutting off electrical flow to a specific line.

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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

Warm sunny days means more time spent by the pool and building that new deck. As the season kicks off, it’s important to be smart with your electricity. TDR Electric has compiled some helpful tips to ensure your safety this season.

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SWITCHING TO LED LIGHT BULBS

LED light bulbs used to be quite costly. Now that the price has rapidly lowered and continuing to do so, its time to jump on the bandwagon and take advantage of all the benefits LED lights have to offer! These lights use 75% less energy, are cool to the touch, and save you a ton of money, but that’s just the beginning.

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5 REASONS TO UPGRADE THE LIGHTING IN YOUR HOME

New lighting can completely transform your home. From your bathrooms, to your patio, updating your lighting can have a number of advantages.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS

Electric vehicle purchases have been growing more and more every year, and with those vehicles, come new owners. Being a first-time owner, choosing your type of electric car charger can be a little overwhelming without knowing all the details. TDR Electric has compiled some helpful information and tips to help ease your transition into greener living.

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HOW TO PROTECT OUTDOOR OUTLETS

Outdoor electrical outlets provide convenient power access for many uses, such as operating power tools, entertainment devices, and lighting your yard. Now that the weather is getting warmer you’ll be more inclined to use these outlets, however failure to properly protect these outlets can do serious damage to your equipment, home, and family. In order to avoid any electrical surprises, we have complied some helpful tips for protecting your outdoor outlets.

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BENEFITS OF SECURITY LIGHTING

One of the most effective ways of protecting a property is with the installation of outdoor security lighting. At one time, it seemed that only commercial premises used this method, but many homeowners have now realized the benefits that security lighting can bring to help keep their homes and families secure.

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TIPS FOR A SAFER HOME

On any given day, we use several different electrical devices. With these devices being so common we sometimes forget the very real risks and hazards that are associated with them. According to The Electrical Foundation International, electrical incidents cause 43,900 home fires, 1,430 injuries, 438 deaths and result in $1.47 billion of property damage each year. Let’s take the time to educate ourselves on the possible hazards and safety risks to make sure that everyone in our home is aware and safe.

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COMMERCIAL SIGN REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE TIPS

Outdoor commercial signage is a important business asset that must be properly serviced to keep up your business professional appearance, ensuring that you have an inviting exterior for new customers. Over the years, storm damage, vandalism, UV light colour fading, vehicular impacts, or merely weathering due to extreme seasonal temperature fluctuations require regular servicing to your company sign.

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PROJECT UPDATE - CRAFT BEER MARKET ENGLISH BAY

We are super excited to be part of bringing the new Craft Beer Market to English Bay! This will be a great new spot to enjoy a bite and a brew very soon!

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HOW TO INSPECT WIRING (WITHOUT DOING MUCH WORK) BEFORE BUYING A HOME

Buying a new home can be exciting, but it can also be a prelude to spending money on things you weren’t expecting. From experience, this is typically where a house’s wiring comes up. Not many young homeowners realize the importance of proper electrical wiring in a new home. It might be because electricals (e.g., wires, plugs, outlets, etc.) aren’t as obvious as the rest of the problems you may encounter.

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ENERGY SAVINGS AND COST REDUCTION

Energy savings and reduced costs are always at the forefront for any business and homeowner. By making small changes to your day to day life, a business can reduce their carbon footprint while saving some money in the future.

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SECURITY AND OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Safety and security around your home and business is of great importance at TDR. This is why we can help install security and outdoor lighting around your premises to ensure peace of mind and sense of safety around your home and business.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES

As modern electrical needs and demands have increased, the same demand for higher and more reliable power. To meet modern electrical needs and ensure your electrical system is safe, you might have to upgrade your residential electrical panel.

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HOME STANDBY GENERATORS

Standby Generators are becoming increasingly more common in businesses and residential homes. A standby generator, though like a portable generator, provides uninterrupted electrical power for days when a power outage occurs. The generators are directly connected to the building’s power supply and operate automatically via a transfer switch.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE INSTALLATIONS

As the use of electric vehicles becomes more prominent in Vancouver, so is the need for Electric Vehicle Chargers. An EV Charger can provide a safe and dependable way to charge your electric vehicle for your residential needs.

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