Category: Hiring Electricians

Lighting Plan For New Construction

You’ve spent months drafting blueprints for your new building, and you can’t wait for construction to begin. But have you given much thought to its lighting plan? As you decide how to light the interior of your building, consider the following: The light switches need to be in convenient locations. Each room needs an adequate […]

4 Reasons You Should Always Hire A Licensed Electrician

There are many home renovations that you can do yourself. Painting the walls, staining the cabinets, and even making your own furniture are a few examples. But electrical work isn’t necessarily one of them.  Hiring an electrician shouldn’t be the corner you cut to save on your budget. It’s a matter of safety: one faulty […]

How Will The Coronavirus Affect Energy Usage?

The novel coronavirus is affecting everything around us from the restaurant industry to the local public school system. People are out of work and confined to their homes for an indefinite period of time. This virus has impacted every aspect of our economy, but perhaps that is not all that is really going to be […]

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 […]

Featured In Electrical Industry Canada

Finding the right electrician in Winnipeg can be a challenge with so many competing companies on the internet. Everyone claims to have the best service, the best prices, and the best employees. However, it is impossible for every company to offer the very best service around. At Powertec Electric, we are proud to announce 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: […]