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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Why Matter Will Matter in 2022

Get ready for Matter, a new device that will change the smart tech landscape in 2022 Smart home technologies are made for convenience. Homeowners love being able to turn lights on and off with a voice command, lock their doors from a smartphone app, or reap passive savings from smart thermostats. Electricians design smart home […]