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Electrical Upgrades Increase Property Value

In this blog post, we’ll review 8 ways Electricians can increase your Coquitlam property value.  Prologue When it comes to increasing your property value, you need to perform regular maintenance work to your home or facilities operating systems.  Similar to the body there are key operating systems that keep the ...
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Is it time for a Lighting Audit?

What is a Lighting Audit? PTX Electric’s recent lighting audit story. Prologue: Over the past several years PTX Electric has been invited to prepare and perform electrical lighting audits. Some of the clients we have provided Lighting Audits for are Property Management Companies, Facility Managers, Co-operative housing, and Self-managed Strata ...
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Should You Upgrade your Electrical Panel?

The electric panel is the heart of your Coquitlam home, and it requires regular “ECG” checks and maintenance. (Get it??) If you have never had your electrical panel serviced, you might be surprised to know that there may be some hidden issues that could cause fire hazards. When our trained ...
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Case study of lighting upgrade for facility manager

Electricians Support Property Managers In this project analysis, we showcase how PTX Electric helped the property manager with detailed project oversight and timely electrical service.  This project was performed for a local property management company, Metropolitan Property Management located in Surrey. While most property managers look at electricians as an ...
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A Property Manager’s Guide to Hiring a Qualified  Electrician

When hiring a qualified electrical contractor it’s very important that property management get it right. A building or facility electrical system is a key component of a safe and comfortable living experience for both owners and their tenants.  Don’t go on faith, you need to apply several approach strategies to ...
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What Causes Flickering lights?

Flickering lights can range from the most basic problem to more serious reasons. If you notice your lights flickering from time to time, there are several steps you can take to diagnose and fix the problem. Firstly, the challenge is to determine what is causing the flickering lights. Parts replacement ...
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How Electrical Inspections Lower Insurance Premiums

How Electrical Inspections Reduce Insurance Premiums Introduction: Insurance companies depend upon Electrical trade professionals to evaluate your home or facilities  electrical system to ascertain its insurability WIth insurance rates on the rise it’s essential you have an electrical building inspection to determine the safety of the electrical system, your liabilities ...
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Electrical Service Calls

Electrical Service Calls – Greater Vancouver Area: Electrical Soup for the Homeowners Soul Looking for an experienced electrician to handle your electrical service calls in Greater Vancouver? In this article, we go through everything you need to know about calling an electrician to help you out with your electrical problems ...
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Why to Replace Your Outlet and Switches for Electrical Safety

Reasons You Should Replace Your Outlets and Switches In this blog post, we are going to talk to you about why and when you should replace your electrical switches and plug outlets. Most people take for granted the electrical switches and outlets in their home until one doesn’t work. These ...
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Top Causes Of Home Fires In Vancouver

House fires in Vancouver are a threat to your family’s safety which is why it’s important to always be prepared and aware of the risks around you. In Canada, there are over 24,000 house fires a year that result on average 400 deaths and over 3,000 injuries. Since the start ...
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9 Tips On How to Save Electricity During Christmas Holidays

In this post, we’ll give you 9 tips on how to save on electricity during the holidays. The holiday season brings with it happiness as we enjoy Christmas with our loved ones, family, and friends. However, notwithstanding the joyous atmosphere, it also brings about a lot of expenses, particularly a ...
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Electrical Projects DIYers Should Not Take On

Not all electrical projects should be done by a novice. But we get it – you love doing stuff on your own, especially when it comes to home improvement. But not everything that needs fixing qualifies as a DIY project. DIY projects are a great way to save money, and ...
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What is a Lighting Audit?

A lighting audit from a certified Vancouver electrician is a thorough onsite inspection of a house, building, or commercial facility to evaluate current lighting conditions and identify areas where energy-saving improvements are feasible. The audit covers the indoor and outdoor spaces of the property and aims at gathering a variety ...
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The Differences Between a Commercial and an Industrial Electrician

The difference between a Vancouver industrial electrician and a Vancouver commercial electrician.
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Electrical Upgrades Increase Property Value

In this blog post, we’ll review 8 ways Electricians can increase your Coquitlam property value. Prologue When it comes to increasing your property value, you need to perform regular maintenance work to your home or facilities operating systems. Similar to the body there are key operating systems that keep the ...
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Renovation Hacks From The PTX Electic Partners

Looking to make some renovations to your home without breaking the bank? At PTX Electric we work with some of Vancouver’s top construction professionals and so we asked them what they thought the most important aspects of renovation were. These were their answers. Best Renovation Ideas When you get an ...
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How to Tell if Your Circuit Breaker Needs to Be Replaced?

How to Tell if Your Circuit Breaker Needs to Be Replaced? In this blog we will cover why and when a breaker is due for replacement. We will identify below several reasons that indicate the need to replace your electrical breaker. A circuit breaker protects the electrical circuit from damage ...
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Common Winter Electrical Problems and How to Avoid Them

In this blog post, we’ll show you some of the more common electrical problems and how to avoid them. Winter brings not only colder temperatures but potential problems with the electrics. Just like humans suffer in the cold, the electrics suffer also. It’s tempting to wait until an electrical component ...
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Top Five Reasons Why Your Lights Flicker

If you notice your lights flickering from time to time, there are several steps you can take to diagnose and fix the problem. But the challenge is knowing what’s causing the faulty lighting in the first place because you could inadvertently make the issue worse if you try the wrong ...
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The Five Steps to Creating a Capital Plan for Your Building

Capital Planning refers to the process of figuring out the worthiness of a business project or investment. It’s typically part of an organization’s financial planning. It is used to allocate funds towards specific projects, i.e., construction of a new building, expanding an existing facility, or buying new equipment. Even well-established ...
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The Guide to Outdoor Lighting in Vancouver

Do you need outdoor lighting but are not quite sure which is best for your Vancouver property? This guide includes all the information you need to choose the best lights for your home or business. Outdoor lighting does more than illuminate a space, it gives you security, increases safety, enables ...
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How Electricians Help Other Trades Make More Money

An electrical contractor is a versatile profession that can help other trades do their jobs better, more efficiently and, as a result, can help other industries make more money. Many alternate trades resist subcontracting out to electricians to complete the electrical component of their job. They often try to do ...
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What Makes an Electrician Qualified?

In this blog post, we’re going to discuss what a qualified election actually is and how you can find one. There seems to be no universal agreement on what a “qualified electrician” should be. Or better yet, what does it take for an electrician to become qualified? Once we answer ...
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What Colour Temperature Lights Should I Use?

Lighting has the power to completely transform a space. From calm and cozy to bright and functional, the light’s colour temperature plays a crucial part in how we use light in our homes and workspaces. Not sure what the differences are between warm and cool lights, or which colour temperatures ...
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10 Benefits of Hiring an Electrical Contractor for Your Factory

In this blog post we are going to give you the 10 Benefits of Hiring an Electrical Contractor for Your Factory Electricity is the lifeblood of your factory. Without it, not much would get done! To keep operations running smoothly, your power source needs to be managed efficiently and good ...
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How to Reduce Your Electricity Bill During a Heat Wave

In this blog post, you’ll learn how to reduce your electricity bill during a heatwave. In late June, a record-breaking heat dome hovered over most of British Columbia, Northern Alberta, Vancouver, and some parts of the Yukon and other Northwest Territories lasting for several days. Heat domes happen when strong ...
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How An Electrician Can Help Property Managers

In this case study, we are going to showcase how PTX Electric can help property managers by making their job easier with efficient and timely electrical service. This was a job with one of the local property managers, Metropolitan Property Management with its office in Surrey. While most property managers ...
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How PTX Electric Helps Co-Op Housing

In this blog post, we are going to showcase how PTX Electric specializes in the co-op housing industry and what we can do to help with not only their electrical needs but how our expertise can also help maintain and run a co-op more efficiently. How PTX Electric Can Help ...
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The Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Residential Electrician

If you have an electrical problem in your home, doesn’t it make sense for you to hire an electrician who specializes in residential electrical? Today, most households are heavily reliant on electricity than ever before. However, not all homeowners can fix electrical problems on their own. That’s where qualified electricians ...
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Should You Upgrade your Electrical Panel?

The electric panel is the heart of your Coquitlam home, and it requires regular “ECG” checks and maintenance. (Get it??) If you have never had your electrical panel serviced, you might be surprised to know that there may be some hidden issues that could cause fire hazards. When our trained ...
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The Top 10 Electricians in New Westminster

It can be difficult to find a trusted New Westminster electrician. Many well-trained and experienced electricians provide services in New Westminster, but who can do the best job at an affordable rate? There are many aspects to consider of course. One crucial thing you should look at is online customer ...
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10 Best Coquitlam Electricians

Are you looking to hire a Coquitlam electrician? If so, you are in the right place. It is important to maintain the upkeep of your residential or commercial property, all the while ensuring your safety. It’s important to hire a trained and licenced electrician who understands what he or she ...
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How to Replace or Install a Ceiling Fan

Can I install a ceiling fan in my Home or facility? Ceiling Fan Installation: Ceiling fans can add both functionality plus a decor aspect to your property. What you may not realise is ceiling fans will reduce energy costs and improve comfort.   Most ceiling fans are reversible, this means ...
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What Is A Fair Price For An Electrician?

In this blog post, you’ll learn how much an electrician costs.  Are you scared of hiring an electrician because you’re afraid of how much the total bill will cost? DIY electrical work has its perks – you get to save money and perform the job in your convenient hours. But ...
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How To Hire The Best Coquitlam Electrician

In this blog post, you’ll learn how to hire a Coquitlam Electrician. Many people don’t give much thought to the electricity in their homes or offices unless something goes wrong and it stops working. When it does, they inevitably need an electrician. So, is hiring an electrician as easy as ...
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Top 10 Best Electricians in Vancouver

In this blog post, we are going to talk about who we consider the best Vancouver electricians. It’s inevitable that most home and business owners in Vancouver will, at some stage, require the services of an electrician. When this time comes, it’s essential to choose an electrician with the right ...
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Is Your Home Due for an Electrical Service Upgrade?

When was the last time you checked your electrical system? The answer is probably a long time ago or not at all. The thing is that many people don’t think about their electrical systems until something goes wrong. And it’s easy to see why, considering that just by pressing a ...
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A Property Manager’s Guide to Hiring an Electrician

Hiring an electrical contractor is one of the responsibilities of a property manager. The inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation of a building’s electrical system is crucial in providing a conducive living experience for its tenants. Choosing an experienced and licensed electrician is part of effective property management; it means you ...
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10 Lighting and Electrical Considerations for Vancouver Home Renovations

In this blog post, we’re going to talk about what electrical issues you need to consider when you do home renovations in Vancouver. Renovating your Vancouver home means putting a premium on the lighting and electrical system. It’s not only for compliance or keeping up with the existing safety standards; ...
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How to Find a Reputable Electrician in Chilliwack

Fixing electrical circuits – or any electrical problems for that matter – in your Chilliwack home is probably not your forte. As a DIYer, there are limits as to what you can do. You might be able to install a plumbing fixture, replace the old kitchen tiles, or even install ...
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Signs You Need to Update Your Vancouver Home’s Electrical System

If you’re a Vancouver homeowner then there are distinct signs you need to recognize that will tell you that you need to update your electrical system. You care more about all other conveniences at home than your electrical system. You freak out when there’s no hot water in the morning ...
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Electrical Fire Safety in the City of Chilliwack

Electrical fires and electrical shocks are responsible for thousands of fatalities each year in North America alone, and Chilliwack is not exempt from electrical accidents. Faulty wiring, outdated systems, and old panels are the most common culprits, but they can all be prevented if property owners learn and embrace simple ...
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Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Do Their Own Electrical Work

We are going to talk about some of the common electrical mistakes in this post. The web is filled with videos on do-it-yourself home improvement. There is nothing wrong with these videos if you don’t put yourself at risk of getting injured. Thanks to the boatload of information found online, ...
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Common Electrical Problems in Older Buildings

Old residential buildings and houses have a unique charm. The classical architecture and timeless design coupled with large corridors and rooms, are no longer as prevalent in modern structures. But while old buildings can be visually superior, their structural integrity is another story. From the outside, a building or house ...
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How to Find a Top Chilliwack Electrician

There’s no denying the danger associated with electricity; any job that requires fixing or installing electrical components must be performed by a professional. While you can replace a bulb on your own, you’re better off hiring a Chilliwack electrician for the installation and repair of your electrical system. A qualified ...
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5 Questions to Ask a Vancouver Electrician Before Hiring

Most property owners in Vancouver understand the risks in handling electrical systems, which is why it’s important to hire a professional electrician. Electricians can either be a licensed electrical contractor or a handyman with some skills in electrical work. The difference between these two is that the former has years ...
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