Deck the Halls with Care! Here Are Our Tips to Stay Safe The holidays are fast approaching again, and many homeowners will be gearing up to deck the halls with lights, ornaments, and all the other trappings of the season. But while this is a time of good cheer, it’s important to take the right […]
Sump Pump Backup Power: Preparing for BC Winter
Is Your Home Protected from Floods? Make Sure Your Sump Pump Stays Online As Vancouver’s leading electrician, we don’t generally spend much time talking about water and plumbing here at TCA Electric. Water and electricity don’t mix, after all! However, one area where water (or at least getting rid of it) and electricians do go […]
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 […]
Project Spotlight: Wiring a Passive House Plus in Vancouver
TCA Helped Complete Vancouver’s First-Ever Passive House! For our Project Spotlights blog series, we love to highlight some of our favourite projects we’ve ever completed here at TCA Electric. A project may become a favourite for any number of reasons, but today’s project was certainly a unique challenge: providing all the rewiring and electrical work […]
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 […]
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 […]
TCA Electric & Sitka Coast Construction Receive HAVAN Award
TCA Honoured at HAVAN Awards for Project with Sitka Construction We work hard to be the best electrician in Vancouver here at TCA Electric. Throughout every project, we strive for precision, quality, and unmatched customer service. So when we’re awarded for a project we were involved in, it makes all that hard work feel that […]
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 […]
Why Upgrade an Electric Meter and Panel to 200-Amp Service?
If you’re like most homeowners, chances are you don’t think about your electrical service too often. After all, when your home is running well below your service capacity, your breaker won’t be tripping often, if ever. But as more and more appliances and devices draw on power in your house, you might begin wondering if […]
In Need of a Tesla Home Charger?
Electric vehicles are growing in popularity with each passing year. According to the Toronto Star, Canadians purchased more electric vehicles in 2019 and 2020 than in the preceding eight years combined. Meanwhile, while many automakers saw declines in sales, Tesla reached nearly 1 million units sold in 2021—and the Model 3 was the fifth-best-selling vehicle […]