Light up your deck or patio with LEDs!

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Have you always wanted to install lighting on your patio or deck? Well now is the time! With LEDs becoming more inexpensive and prevalent all the time, it’s a great time to add flare to your outdoor spaces. LEDs come in a wide variety of patio-friendly forms. They are often low-voltage or even solar powered, so you won’t notice much difference on your utility bills once installed. And they create a modern, artistic feel that accentuates your existing wood or…

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Summer Electrical Tips for Kids

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Now that the days are getting warmer, soom our kids will be outside tearing around the yard, woods, lakes, pools and beyond. Parents should share a few basic electrical safety tips with their children, to ensure a happy and safe summer. Here’s a basic checklist of things to cover with your kids. Summer Electrical Safetys Tip for Children Be aware of the power lines around you, and always assume the wires are live. Never, ever touch a power line. Not…

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The Top 12 No-Hassle Ways to Save Electricity at Home

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The easiest way to save on your electrical bill is to get smart with how you use electricity. Make the smart choices below, and save up to $500 a year on your power bill! Turn off the lights – if you’re not using them, shut them off and save. Use natural lighting – South-facing windows provide especially great illumination throughout the day. Use lamps and task-lighting – If you’ve got lamps, track lighting or under-counter lighting, use it over the…

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Top 8 Reasons to Switch To LED Lighting at Home

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The evolution of lighting has taken another giant leap forward with the introduction of LED bulbs. This old technology has been made new and effective recently with advances in technology. You may notice even the city has been upgrading and replacing streetlights with new, modern LED lights – something they never did with CFLs. If you’re home is still running CFLs or even incandescent bulbs – you’re living in the past! An expensive, inefficient past at that. Now is the…

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Run Underground Power to a Shed

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Spring is in the air, and with it comes spring cleaning and spring projects! Many of which require electricity. Perhaps you want to setup a woodshop in your shed, or put a power post in your yard to plug in that whipper snipper. Today we’ll discuss properly running electrical power to your shed, or to a power post in your yard using rigid conduit lines. So throw away that extension cord (that you’ve mowed over several times) – and let’s…

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Spring Electrical Tips

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Well, it seems spring has finally sprung here in beautiful Nova Scotia! The snow is shifting to rain – and I even saw a handful of motorcycles out and about over the weekend. Now that the wet season is upon us, here’s a few tips to stay safe as you start digging out the weed wacker and other electrical gizmos. Keep electrical equipment and cords away from water – Avoid shock or electrocution by always keeping electricity and water as…

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Wave Power – Tidal Power’s little underfunded brother..

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With the controversy surrounding the big tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy, perhaps we as a province should look into Ocean Wave Power. Waves are a clean and renewable sources of energy with an astonishing potential for generating electricity. Unlike solar and wind, which are only available about 50% of the time – ocean waves can be harnessed about 90% of the day. If properly funded, explored and exploited, the steady waves of the ocean could meet roughly half…

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Tidal Power – The future of green energy or a menace to sea life?

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Nova Scotia is leading the charge in marine renewable energy, being the first in North America to begin collecting tidal power in the Bay of Fundy. The large tidal turbine installed in November of 2016 is now powering over 500 homes in the province. At a cost of 30 million, it’s been an expensive experiment so far – but 70% of that budget was spent in the Maritimes, giving a boost to local businesses. On the other side of the…

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The future of Wind Power could be Bladeless…

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Continuing our exploration into innovative, green energy sources, today we’re going to take a look at the ever-changing landscape of wind power. Though the iconic and hypnotic giant towers with three spinning blades represent wind power to most of us – that’s about to change. Several companies are working on new paradigm-shifting ideas for harnessing the power of the wind. In Spain, a little company called Vortex is looking to design wind generators that produce renewable energy without blades. Their…

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Save Energy this Winter with these 8 tips

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Here are some great Winter tips for everyone, regardless of their heating source! Get a heating system tune-up Keeping your heating system in top-shape will ensure you get efficient performance out of every dollar you spend on heating this winter. Open and close your drapes Open curtains and shades when the sun is out to warm your home. Close them when the sun goes down to reduce heat loss through drafty windows. Turn down the thermostat Bundle up at night…

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