LED Strip Lighting

We love LED strip lighting for the many creative applications it can be used in in both residential and commercial settings.   Thanks to an ultra slim profile, LED strip lighting can be mounted out of sight under cabinetry,  floating vanities, railings and  stair risers.  It can also be installed in wall niches or troughs to accentuate unique...

A Safe Work Environment

Here at Comox Valley Electric, our belief is that investing in safety means investing in people.    While we're proud of our company's clean safety record we're not satisfied unless we're aiming for the highest possible safety standards.  Striving for best recently led us to voluntarily hire an independent professional to create a custom safety...

Dangers of Using Extension Cords

  To illustrate the potential dangers of using extension cords,  we wanted to share a recent service call experience.   In April, we were called to investigate a burned out receptacle for a young family in Courtenay.   The homeowners had been charging an electric car using an extension cord but but unbeknownst to them, the extension cord was...

Circuit Breaker Tripping?

Each week we receive several calls from homeowners experiencing problems with a circuit breaker tripping.   It's wise to have a licensed electrician check your panel to rule out a serious problem because this can be an indicator of an overloaded circuit or faulty wiring.  If not repaired, these situations could lead to an electrical fire. We've...

50 Energy Saving Tips For Business Owners

Is your business struggling with the high cost of electricity?  Do you want to lower your company's energy bills but are confused about which upgrades will bring optimal results?   You're not alone!   Follow our step by step guide to lowering your power bills with these top 50 energy saving tips for business owners. Explore Incentives - Financial...

The Ridge

We're in the middle of completing the electrical work on a beautiful show home for the highly sought-after team at Candor Developments up in Courtenay's newest subdivision, The Ridge.     A valuable addition to the team of builders in The Ridge, Candor's homes will offer discerning homebuyers a prime opportunity to live in a gorgeous home in a...

Appliance Power Feeds

A common request electricians receive from homeowners is to install appliance power feeds.   While some appliances plug directly into a standard wall receptacle, most appliances require dedicated power feeds and specialty outlets.  Whether you are simply updating your kitchen appliances or are fully renovating your kitchen, you'll likely need a...

10 Tips For Hiring a Residential Electrician

Do you have electrical repairs to complete or are you building or renovating a house this year?   Hiring reliable, experienced trades is an important task and none is more important than hiring a qualified, licensed, residential electrician.  Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of house fires in Canada but there are steps you can take to...

How To Test A GFCI Receptacle

Have you ever wondered about the TEST and RESET buttons on a GFCI receptacle?   If so, you're not alone! Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter receptacles are typically installed in locations where moisture is present (ie: bathrooms and kitchens).   GFCI receptacles are an effective safety mechanism as they are designed to "trip" (interrupting the...

Control Your Home’s Lighting From A Mobile Device

With Smart Lighting Technology from Lutron it is now possible to control your home's lighting from a mobile device!   Are you aware that smart lighting components are quick to install and require NO costly,  behind-the-walls electrical wiring?   This technology can be installed in virtually any room meaning that energy savings, convenience and...

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