When Generlink was approved recently in New Brunswick I was excited until I saw the price tag. For a 30 amp system which will facilitate most generators under 8 kW the price is about $1500. You will also need a permit which is $115.00 and with installation it comes in around $1950.00 plus HST. We […] Read More

In part 1 of this topic (https://wattsource.ca/should-you-go-led) we looked at the justification for upgrading to a new LED fixture instead of repairing the old metal halide HID fixture (new ballast and lamp). In that scenario it was a “no brainer”. What about replacing all of their old fixtures with new LED technology before the existing […] Read More

** originally posted on Linkedin Mar 22/17 I often hear from people that electricians don't like knob and tube (K&T) rewires. No question it is a challenge, can be messy and you never know what you might find when you embark on a K&T job. Call me crazy but I enjoy the challenge of completing […] Read More

** originally posted on Linkedin Jan 9/17 If you ever have trouble falling asleep I have a sure fire remedy: the CEC or Canadian Electrical Code. After reading a few lines you should be fast asleep. I don't have this luxury as I need to know the code and make sure it is implemented in […] Read More

** originally posted on Linkedin Feb 8/17   LED technology has come a long way and if you are purchasing a general purpose light for your home or business an LED light is probably the best option.  Most bulb styles are available in LED and they are quite reliable compared to incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. […] Read More

** this blog post was originally posted in September 2015 and was lost in the recent website upgrade.  Thought it was pertinent considering the last couple of weeks in NB.  Stay tuned for some new articles on generators.  AF 2/5/2017 With all of the power outages we have had in New Brunswick over the last […] Read More

Light bulbs burning out frequently? Put on your detective hat! This is the final contribution to this topic although from time to time I might add something else as this problem happens and the cause is not always apparent. Just as a follow up, I was at my customer with the track light problem (ironically […] Read More

In Part 1 we looked at some reasons why light bulbs can burn out prematurely. Now we will look at one of the situations we ran into with one of our customers. In this situation the customer had a home office in their basement that utilized track lights as their main source of lighting. The […] Read More

Some electrical problems are easy to identify and fix. Every once in a while a customer calls and tells us that they have a light fixture that that is burning out often and is costing them a small fortune in bulbs. In some cases it is multiple fixtures. The fix for this type of problem […] Read More

    The only thing more stressful than moving is building a new home. In rural New Brunswick, you, the homeowner are hands-on in the construction process and have to make decisions without fully knowing the outcome. Having to make so many small decisions it is easy to miss important items. It may cost you […] Read More