Category: Electricians

COVID-19 Powertec

To our valued customers,   The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the way all of us live and work. The situation is evolving rapidly. Here at Powertec, we put the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community first.    While many businesses are reducing their hours or closing, electrical companies in Winnipeg offer […]

How Does A Circuit Breaker Box Work?

You are just settling down in the evening after work with a good movie. The lights are dimmed and your portable space heater is resting near your feet. Things are feeling pretty comfortable and cozy when everything shuts down with no apparent reason. You hear a loud click, and then it’s lights out for you […]

Home Safety From Surges

A strong storm can blow in at a moment’s notice and wreak serious havoc with your electronic devices. If you aren’t careful, a major surge could fry your circuit breakers and cause serious damage to anything that’s plugged in to your outlets. This could spark a major fire but it mostly results in electronics that […]

Electric Panel Upgrades and Sub-Panels

Winnipeg has been around for a long time. Not long compared to other cities around the world, but long enough to have some pretty aging infrastructure. We’ve talked about this endlessly on this blog, from knob-and-tube and aluminum wiring to Canada’s general aging infrastructure, but we haven’t tackled something that’s quite important to know about: […]

Home Electricity Hazards

Human curiosity is part of what makes us so special; we want to know the why and what of things, to better understand how things tick, and how we can use them to our advantage. Fire is the prime example of this; despite the inherent dangers of fire, humans learned to control it to our […]

Modernizing Canada’s Aging Power Grid

In the 70s and 80s, there was a lot of investment into electrical infrastructure in Canada. New technologies were demanding higher electrical capacity in homes, and the growth of Canada’s large urban centres meant that demand was sure to remain high. The surge of investment into the grid was so monumental that supply actually ended […]