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Heat Things Up This Winter With the Hot Tub You’ve Always Wanted

As the darkness and chill of winter approaches, it’s a good idea to come up with some strategies for staying warm and relaxing at home. And while cozying up under a few blankets can sometimes do the trick, there’s really nothing like the bliss of lowering yourself into the warmth of a hot tub and […]

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5 Warning Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Your home’s electrical panel is its first line of defense against electrical problems such as surges, shocks, and fires. But how do you know if it’s up to the task of protecting your home? Here at TCA Electric, an electrical panel upgrade is one of the most common and important residential electrical services we offer […]

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Add More than Extra Power to Your Home with a 200 Amp Panel Upgrade

At TCA Electric, service upgrades are one of our most commonly offered residential electrical services. That’s in part because many Vancouver homes still have an older 100-amp electrical panel installed. These panels were perfectly acceptable for when the homes were originally constructed. However, these smaller panels are largely outdated by today’s standards, and a 200-amp […]

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5 Easy Home Automation Upgrades to Simplify Your Life

Home automation is here to stay, and many Canadian homeowners are looking to bring their homes into the future with the latest smart technologies. Getting started with home automation doesn’t have to be complicated, either. Some of the most popular and useful devices are easy to install and start using right away! At TCA Electric, […]

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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 […]

The FLO X5 EV charger

Flo EV Charger: The Electrical Upgrade that Pays Off

Savvy homeowners are always looking to upgrade their home to save money over the long haul. Energy-saving devices like smart thermostats and efficient appliances can go a long way toward reducing your electric bill, for example. Similarly, an electric vehicle charging station can help you charge your EV more efficiently and cost-effectively than relying on […]

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Residential Electrical Services in a Pandemic: How We’re Keeping You Safe

The year 2020 has been challenging for everyone amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Between shutdowns, school closures, and travel restrictions, we’ve all adapted to changes to keep ourselves, our families, and others around us safe. It’s been no different for professional electricians throughout Canada. At TCA Electric, our team has been committed to providing high-quality electrical […]

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Why Now Is the Time to Consider LED Installation

For the longest time, “light bulb” was synonymous with incandescent lighting. And while incandescent bulbs served us well for many years, alternatives such as fluorescent, halogen, and LED lighting have steadily grown in popularity. In particular, LED installation is an increasingly common service among electricians in Vancouver and elsewhere. So what makes now such a […]

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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 […]