Facts from the Residential Electrical Industry

The residential electrical industry is always evolving. Staying up on current technology is something that CodeRad Electrical in Calgary prides itself on. Here are some interesting facts about home electrical features, functions and updated electrical code that you might not have known about.

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Home automation isn’t just for the high-end home market anymore. Homeowners can find affordable home automation systems that will control things like lighting, climate, home theatres, audio and window coverings all from a smart phone application!

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A bulb is no longer a bulb and a fixture is no longer just a fixture. Now you can purchase specific fixtures and bulbs for a variety of lighting styles including shadow-free lighting, mood and accent lighting, soft, warm or cold lighting! New technology allows you to choose light quality and ambience without sacrificing affordability and efficiency.

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Many smoke detectors are hardwired into a home’s electrical system but they also have a battery for back up power. You should test your smoke detectors regularly to ensure those batteries are still working. Your smoke detectors expire after 10 years and new code requires that one is installed in every bedroom, each with a battery backup for 7 days of normal operation.

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Most new electrical receptacles require a new combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI). This adds another level of safety to your home’s electrical system. For example, if you accidentally drive a screw driver through an electrical wire contact will only be made with a single conductor. The new breaker will sense this and disrupt the circuit before a potential fire can occur.

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When you install a new ceiling fan they are installed using a versatile mounting system. These new ceiling boxes are very strong and must be fan duty rated to be able to handle the weight and motion of a ceiling fan. When using these improved, stronger boxes, you’ll find installing any ceiling fan quicker, easier and safer.

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New electrical devices are not rate for direct connection to aluminum wiring and this outdated wiring can be hazardous. If your home was built in the 1960’s to the late 1970’s it might have older aluminum wiring. Studies confirm that these homes are 55 times more likely to have a fire hazard condition present than homes wired with copper. CodeRad Electrical can help you update outdated wiring and devices to ensure the safety of your home and family.

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CodeRad Electrical offers full residential and commercial electrical services including home automation. Whether you need to upgrade your existing electrical system, are embarking on major home renovation, enhance your lighting layout and design or install a home automation system, you can count on CodeRad Electrical for quality work, excellent service and competitive pricing.

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