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...

Finding the Right Electrician

You definitely don’t want to install electrical systems in your own home if you don’t know what you’re doing. There can be house fires, there can be electrocution, there can be overloaded circuits; all in all, there can be a huge mess. That’s not to say you can’t do...

Lowering Your Electric Bill in Winter

I’m writing this post in late February, after a vicious cold snap that came through Winnipeg has finally dissipated. The weather was awful for weeks, so cold that even outdoor sports lovers were probably bundled up inside, the temperature dipping into the below 40s...

Wires, In Colour

On our last post, we went over the different ways the international community measures wires. Here’s a brief summary: in North America, we use a gauge system, where the smaller the gauge, the bigger the wire. In most of the rest of the world, they measure the...

Plug In To The World

I remember gaming as a kid, and hearing about NTSC and PAL standards; my NTSC console wouldn’t work in Europe, because they used PAL. That information never ended up being relevant to me, because by the time I had the ability to travel to Europe all the standards...