Not all receptacles are engineered alike. GFCI stands for “ground-fault circuit interrupter” and is designed as a safety outlet to prevent electrical shock and electrical fires. GFCI outlets differ from fuses. Fuses act as a safeguard against electrical fires by heating faster than a wire if a hot wire happens to come into contact with […]
When it come’s to your home’s electrical system, do you really want just anybody tinkering with the wires behind your walls? Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) is not only the law, it’s your safest choice. General handymen and other service providers cannot legally do electrical work in residences.
I would like to express the importance for residents of Ontario to have functioning smoke alarms on every floor of their home and in sleeping areas. A fatal fire in Brampton, Ontario on Tuesday, Feb 14 took the lives of three people — This left an 8 year old child badly burnt and without a […]
Take a minute to think about how many devices you have plugged in the electrical outlets of your home. How many of those devices have an electronic or digital component to them? Just think – your television and cable box, DVD player, audio and home theater equipment, your laptop and desktop computer, modem and router, […]
Access to electricity is one of the most fundamental parts of our modern day lives. Directly and indirectly, we use electricity nearly every minute of our lives, in fact you are using electricity right now while reading this post. An important and unfortunate fact is that electricity can also be dangerous and not childproofing plugs […]
An estimated 450,000 homes in Canada built between the mid-1960s to late 1970s were wired with aluminum rather than copper wiring. During that time, aluminum wiring was considered safe to use and viewed as a cost-saving alternative. Studies have shown that homes with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely to have existing fire hazard […]
Welcome to MDC Electric’s blog! At MDC Electric, we want to be your number one source for residential and commercial electrician services in the Barrie, Newmarket, York Region and surrounding areas. To that end, we’ve created this blog to answer any questions you might have about your electrical system and electrical service in general. Over […]