Convert Your Generator To A Toaster

Getting the Most out of your Portable Generator Unless you have an unlimited budget and can buy a big, automatic generator to run the whole house, you need to juggle your electrical needs with a portable generator. The standard gas portable generators go up to about 8000 watts. A lot of people ask what they can run with [...]

By |2019-08-07T19:17:00+00:00January 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Generlink – Worth the Price?

Generlink vs. Traditional Generator Panel 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 [...]

By |2019-08-07T19:08:51+00:00August 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should You Go LED Pt. 2

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 ones break? Is [...]

By |2019-08-07T19:05:44+00:00August 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should You Go LED

Switching to LED? A “No Brainer”? Part 1 ** 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 [...]

By |2019-08-07T18:50:59+00:00August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Which Generator to Choose

Portable vs. Home Standby Generators  – The Big Decision ** 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 [...]

By |2019-08-07T18:47:31+00:00August 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lights Out Part 3

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 for another lighting [...]

By |2019-08-07T18:45:24+00:00August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lights Out Part 2

Light Bulbs Burning Out Frequently?  Put on your detective hat!  Part 2 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 [...]

By |2019-08-07T18:43:27+00:00August 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lights Out Part 1

Light Bulbs Burning Out Frequently?  Put on your detective hat!  Part 1 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 [...]

By |2019-08-07T18:41:44+00:00August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments