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Electrical Work Gone Wrong: Dangerous DIY Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid Making These Mistakes When Completing a DIY Project While we rarely recommend DIY electrical projects, it is true that certain types of electrical projects can be completed by a handy homeowner with the right skills and understanding of electrical systems. It’s fairly common to see DIY installations of lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and new […]

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician to Install LED Lighting

Here’s How to Make Sure You Have the Right Electrician for the Job LED lighting has been a popular upgrade for Vancouver homeowners in recent years. Not only does LED lighting illuminate a space, but it does so while providing excellent energy-efficiency, allowing for flexible use cases to suit any interior design, and lasting longer […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician for a Remodel

Remodeling Your Home? Here’s How to Vet Your Electrician If you’re looking to rejuvenate and transform your Vancouver home, a remodel of the electrical systems throughout your house may be in order. Whether it’s new appliances, decorative lighting, or smart technology—or a combination of all these and more!—a home remodel can go a long way […]

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Electrical Work Gone Wrong: Common Signs of Electrical Issues

Do You Know the Common Signs of Electrical Problems? Electrical work isn’t always done properly, and when part of your electrical system malfunctions as a result it may leave you scrambling to find “electrical repairs near me.” Unfortunately, here at TCA Electric we’ve been called in many times to complete electrical repairs after others have […]

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Questions to Ask an Electrician Before an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Here’s What to Ask Before Scheduling This Service! Looking to upgrade your electrical panel? There are many questions to answer before any work can be done on your home’s electrical systems. In fact, asking the right questions can ensure you get the exact panel upgrade you need for your current needs, as well as for […]

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Installing a Tesla Home Charging Station Is Easier Than You Think

When the first Tesla home charging stations hit the market, they were a major investment for many homeowners. As is typical with emergent technology, the devices tended to be expensive, while installation costs were also quite high. For those with older 100-amp electrical panels, these costs would be higher still, as the home’s panel would […]

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FLO vs. ChargePoint: Which Is the Right EV Charger for You?

If you’re a Tesla owner, your charging decision is pretty easy: Tesla has its own line of home chargers and an exclusive charging network for their owners to use. For all other electric vehicle owners, however, there are many options available for home charging. FLO and ChargePoint, the two biggest players in terms of North […]

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician for an EV Charger Installation

Here Are the Key Questions to Ask Any Electrician About EV Installation Before scheduling an EV charger installation for your home, there’s a lot of information you’ll need first. No two homes are the same, and on top of that every EV driver has different needs and wants when it comes to EV charging capabilities […]

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Electrical Work Gone Wrong: a Questionable Electrical Service Installation

Sometimes Electrical Work Means Fixing Others’ Mistakes! Here at TCA Electric, we’ve seen our fair share of questionable or downright dangerous electrical work over the years. Some of this electrical work gone wrong has included everything from faulty wiring to using the wrong materials, resulting in a dangerous situation for the homeowner. In today’s post, […]