Baby Proofing Electrical Outlets

Toddlers and babies are curious. They’ll investigate basically anything if left unsupervised. That’s why parents ought to spend hours baby-proofing their home. One of the ways an infant may harm her or himself is by poking things inside the electrical outlets. Since...

5 Indications of Electric Problems

From flickering lights to unusual problems with your outlets, if you have any of the following 5 indications of electrical issues in your house, immediately contact a qualified electrician Winnipeg at Powertec Electric for professional help! Outlet Issues If any of...

Whole-House Surge Protectors

There’s an old joke about people who work in IT; that they never get the respect they deserve. The joke goes something like this: when everything goes wrong, the boss comes in and yells “What do I even pay you people for?”. When everything is running smoothly, the...

Rover Station

Long-time readers of the blog will know about our obsession with Canada’s aging electric infrastructure. In many parts of Canada, the biggest boom in electricity occured in the 60s and 70s, but Winnipeg had it’s own electrical boom in the early 20th century, when we...

Thinking Electric for Tenants

Recently, we ran an article on how landlords should think about their electrical. We wrote it because there’s a lot of things landlords need to know, from how their electrical can affect their insurance, to what they need to know about disagreements with tenants. We...

Power Generators for Cabins

There’s something incredibly idyllic about a cabin, out in the woods, isolated from the rest of the world. A chance to get out on pristine lakes and go fishing, a chance to hike through the wilderness. Why this image is so beautiful, it’s hard to say – perhaps...

Electrical for Landlords

There’s a lot to love about being a landlord. You can leverage an asset you have for even more money; that’s a huge plus. You can provide stable housing for your neighbors or for newcomers to the community, creating a more stable, livable city; another big plus. You...

Electrical and Your Insurance

In 1666, there was an enormous fire in London that lasted for 6 days; it destroyed the homes of an estimated 70000 people. This fire is taken by many historians to be the start of modern day insurance policies; after losing so many homes, economists and planners in...