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Is a Heat Pump Right for Me?

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One of the most popular home renovations nowadays is an energy efficient heat pump installation. These units can be much more efficient than oil, gas or electrical heating systems, and work wonderfully in our Maritime climate. People are flocking to install them – but buyer beware – when used improperly, or when the wrong unit is installed for the space required, they can be problematic. Always ensure a professional installs your unit, who has taken in to account all factors…

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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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Winter Tips for Heat Pump Owners

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Continuing our series of tips and tricks for various heating systems, this week we’ll be focusing on HEAT PUMPS. These little gems have gained massively in popularity over the past few years here in Nova Scotia and all across the Maritimes in general. This is due in part to better technology that allows them to operate in a wider temperature range, as well as the low cost to run. They use differences in outdoor and indoor temperatures to work their…

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Generators – your best friend in a power outage!

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Wow. What a Winter it’s been so far here in Nova Scotia – and we haven’t even seen any snow yet!! My power is out right now due to high winds and rain, just as it was on Christmas Day just a couple of short weeks ago. With our changing climate and oddball weather here lately, it may be time to invest in a GENERATOR. These great devices allow you to power your home when the local utility lets you…

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The Flinn Electric Energy Cost Calculator!

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Here at Flinn Electric, we are often asked how much it costs to run certain appliances, lighting and other electrical devices. Which is why we went ahead and developed a handy electrical cost calculator! Wondering how much your old fridge costs to run? Want to compare your LED bulbs vs. the old incandescent ones? Now you can! Just pick an appliance or enter the electrical details, and let us calculate the cost for you! Have a job, big or small…

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Extension Cord Safety Tips and Tricks

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Sometimes you need power and there are no outlets nearby. This is where the mighty EXTENSION CORD shines! However, beware that all extension cords are not created equally. Do not assume it is a heavy-duty cord just because it is orange or yellow! Each cord has an amperage rating, which should be checked before using it on a high-amperage appliance. And some things aren’t meant for extension cords at all. For instance, an air-compressor should be plugged directly into an…

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Weclome to our BLOG!

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As some of you may have noticed, our website has recently undergone some changes. We’ve bolted into this century at warp speed, and now have a sleek, responsive new website courtesy of Richard Black of the local design and marketing firm, Rich Graphics. Part of this new site is the blog, where we intend to share tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts and other helpful information. Please come back to visit often, and subscribe to our RSS Feed to always keep…

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