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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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Uninsurable Electrical Panels: Is It Time for a Panel Upgrade?

Some electrical panels may not be covered by insurance. Here’s what you should know! There are many reasons why a homeowner may want to upgrade their electrical panel. In some cases, they’re hoping to upgrade their home’s service to allow for new electrical devices or appliances. In other cases, however, upgrading an electrical panel is […]

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Tesla Wall Charger Installation: Everything You Need to Know

Have questions about Tesla chargers? We’ve got answers! If you’ve just bought a Tesla, or you’re looking to purchase one, chances are you’re looking into Tesla wall charger installation as well. Tesla’s wall connectors add more range per hour of charging than the mobile connector that comes with every Tesla vehicle. This gives drivers the […]

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Best Smart Home Upgrades in 2022

Here are some of the trending home automation devices for 2022! Like all technology, smart home devices and home automation capabilities are constantly evolving from year to year. Depending on emerging needs, technological advances, and much more, the best and top-selling smart home upgrades can change greatly. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic and other events […]

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Project Spotlight: Home Renovation with Sitka Construction

See how TCA helped Sitka Construction with a home renovation! As the leading electrician serving Vancouver’s North Shore, TCA has worked on many major renovation projects, lending the electrical expertise necessary to revitalize many spaces. We felt one of our recent renovation efforts would be perfect for our Project Spotlights blog series—so that’s exactly what […]

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Will I Need a Service Panel Upgrade for My EV Charger?

Learn more about when a service upgrade is required for your EV charger Home EV chargers are a popular green-minded upgrade that lets drivers of electric vehicles enjoy much more freedom and convenience. Installing these devices is often straightforward for a professional electrician. But whether you have a 100-amp or 200-amp panel in your home, […]

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Key Considerations When Planning for a Vancouver Home Renovation

Now is a great time to renovate! As the holidays approach and 2021 winds to a close, many Vancouver homeowners are considering a home renovation to revitalize their living space. And now is certainly a great time to complete a renovation project! A renovation can bring your home into the future and help make your […]