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Westridge Electric Wins HomeStars Best of Award – Best Electrician Calgary

OKOTOKS, February 7, 2017: Westridge Electric is pleased to announce that it has been honoured with a HomeStars Best of 2017 Award celebrating its commitment to quality work and service. The awards event took place in Calgary as well as four other major cities across Canada. “To be recognized with a HomeStars Best of Award …

Occupany Switches

Westridge Electric Saves Local Marriage An occupancy switch installed at a local residence has been credited with saving a couple’s marriage. “He just kept forgetting to turn that same light off,” said Dustin’s wife Jen, “no matter how many times I reminded him. It was driving me nuts! I called Westridge Electric and they installed an …

Kohler Standby Home Generators

Why Choose a Standby Home Generator When the power goes out, your generator kicks in automatically and your electricity and heat are back up and running.Unlike the hassles of a portable generator, Kohler Standby Generators start and stop automatically and do not require any involvement from the homeowner.There are no extension cords and no refuelling. …

Electrical Inspections

When Was Your Last Check-Up? Your home’s electrical system is constantly working and like anything else, it will eventually wear out and fail. Unfortunately, failures in an electrical system can be catastrophic, leading to fire and electrocution hazards. Regular check-ups, or electrical inspections, can keep your home’s electrical system safe and give you peace of …

Electrical Fire Prevention

It’s Fire Prevention Week Most people remember to check their smoke detectors and go over their fire escape plans with family members, but many don’t consider what needs to be done to prevent electrical fires. According to a report published by the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner, there were 237 fires caused by electrical systems …

Easy LED Upgrades

Why Choose  Lotus’s Super Thin Recessed LED Fixtures? Unlike traditional pot lights that can only be installed where the joist configuration allows these ½-inch Super Thin Recessed LED lights can be installed directly under joists if needed providing maximum layout flexibility. They are IC lights, which means that they are approved for direct contact with …

Aluminum Wiring Danger

The Major Fire Hazard Hidden Within Your Walls Do you have aluminum wiring in your home? If your house was built between the mid 60’s and the late 70’s, there’s a good possibility that you do. Because aluminum and copper expand and contract differently with various amounts of current and load, overheating of aluminum conductors may …