Category Archives: Electrical Maintenance

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The question of heating is an element of great importance in a house. This is due to the fact that the well-being and comfort of the occupants of the house depend on it. If several heaters are used throughout the world, there are some that are particularly appreciated. This article offers you a list of the 5 best-selling heaters in history. 1. Gas Gas is very popular in urban areas, where it is easy to stay connected to the supply network. The emergence of high-performance installations, such as condensing gas boilers, has reinforced the popularity of this energy. Replacing a conventional gas boiler with a new one offers the possibility of significant energy savings (10 to 30%). Experts in air conditioning, heating, and plumbing are present in all major cities of the world and are ready to provide you with their services. 2. Electricity Electricity has a prominent place in the world…

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electrician

Electricians come in handy when it comes to electrical work. When getting work done for your home, you can never trust just anybody because they are going to enter the sanctity of your safe space, and you need to hire someone who knows what they are doing. Electricity is not to be played with, and it isn’t something that you can DIY yourself because a lot can go wrong here. Hiring a professional electrician is the way to go whenever you have something to fix in your home, and this is the smartest and safest choice you can make. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you should know before hiring a new electrician. 1. Insurance and license Not everyone can become a licensed professional; a lot of training and study goes behind this. So, hiring a licensed electrician doesn’t mean that there will…

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Bathroom Installation

Safety Standards to Follow in Bathroom Installation Summary Bathroom safety: electricity Bathroom safety: floors and walls Bathroom safety: accessories Bathroom safety: water temperature A bathroom is a place dedicated to relaxation and well-being. To keep it that way, you must respect safety rules for electricity such as humidity, water temperature, or storage. Let’s take a closer look below. Safety in the bathroom: electricity Water and electricity do not mix well. Electrical safety rules are therefore stringent in bathrooms. The (NEC) – NFPA standard defines 4 electrical safety volumes. Volume 0 corresponds to the shower or bathtub itself. Except for those directly integrated into some shower cubicles, no electrical appliance is allowed. Volume 1 corresponds in width to the dimensions of the shower or bathtub up to 2.25 m high. Only waterproof (IPX4) lighting fixtures and extra-low voltage switches (12 V) are allowed. Volume 2 adds 0.6 m to the width of volume…

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hot water system

There are a plethora of hot water systems on the market, and you have a wide array of choices to choose from. However, this can be a bit dicey because you don’t know what the hot water system is perfect for you. Don’t worry because we are here to help you out and talk you through the different types of hot water systems and which one would best fit your needs. Each of these different systems has its own advantages and disadvantages, and each one of them will fit someone’s need. So without further ado, let’s learn more about these different systems. The different types of hot water systems: 1. Solar hot water system This is the most expensive water system on the list, and it is expensive to buy and install. But on the brighter side, its running cost is significantly lower. For, me the advantages of a solar…

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Universal Multimeter

How to Use a Universal Multimeter or Tester Contents Step 1: Measuring a voltage Step 2: Measuring a current Using a multimeter or a universal tester, you can measure several physical quantities: an AC or DC voltage expressed in volts (V); a resistance, expressed in ohms (Ω); a current, expressed in amperes (A). Today, there are two types of universal testers: digital and analog. Some digital testers have the advantage of automatic gauge selection, making them much easier to use. Always choose the highest rating of the quantity being measured if the rating selection is not automatic. Reminder: The ground wire is usually in the middle of the socket. The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire). The letter L indicates the phase (red, brown, or black wire). Caution: An electrical outlet can conduct electricity even if the appliance connected is not working. Use a voltmeter or a voltage tester to…

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pool-

Most of us dream of living in a house with a pool and very few of us can live this dream. I live in a condo where my neighbors and I share our swimming pool, and whenever there is an issue, we just call maintenance. But if you are one of the lucky ones out there and own a house with a pool, you need to know how to change a pool light because it is an issue that we tend to leave untouched longer than you need to. It is an easy fix that most of us can do in the span of an hour and even less if you are a bit plumbing and tool savvy. So, without further ado, let’s get into this blog and understand and learn how to change your pool lights. Pool light 101 Most pools have one or more lights used to illuminate…

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water heater

How to fix a broken electric water heater What’s worse than starting your day with a clod shower because your electric water heater is malfunctioning and gave up on you? This may be my 13th reason why on a day where my mood is already down. Fear not because we are here and we’ll guide you to locate the issue and even fix it yourself. Most people think the worst when their electric water heater stops working, but it is usually just a minor issue that can be easily resolved. Check your warranty Before doing anything, locate your warranty and check if your heater is still assured and the contract’s conditions. This tends to be limited for both residential and commercial electric water heaters. The warranty will give you details about the tank like its serial number, model, and what parts can be changed for free or that you might…

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Cables & Wiring How to Use a Connecting Stripe

Cables & Wiring: How to Use a Connecting Stripe  Contents  – Step 1: Connect a classic connecting stripe  – Step 2: Connecting WAGO quick connectors  The connection of two or more electrical cables is often necessary for an installation. Two types of equipment exist today to make a connection: the classic connecting stripe equipped with screws that hold the wires in place and the WAGO or quick connector in which the cables are clipped.    A connecting stripe, whatever its type, is part of essential electrical work, within reach of any handyman, even a beginner.     Caution: make sure to turn off the circuit breaker before any work to avoid the risk of electrification. If in doubt, call a professional.     Reminder:  – The ground wire is usually in the middle of the outlet.  – The letter N indicates the neutral (blue wire).  – The letter L indicates the phase (red,…

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6 Reasons Commercial Electrical Maintenance Is Important Whatever the type of industry you are in, an electrical system plays a huge role in your business and you depend on it. But, rather than taking it for granted, why don’t you hire some commercial electrical maintenance services to perform a proper inspection of your business’ power system? Reason 1: Reduced Energy Cost When an electrical appliance or equipment is functioning properly, it will use less energy and hence is cost-saving for you. However, sometimes, there might be some issues with your appliance that maybe you won’t notice, but which is taking up more energy than necessary to operate (and, of course, driving the cost up). But, rest assured as the skilled and experienced electricians at Lion electric will be able to find and eliminate these small and unnoticeable problems with your electrical equipment that may be costing you. And, they may…

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