Thea Miller

Masked & Equipped

Masked & Equipped

Masks are back, so of course our electricians are once again following Covid-19 protocols.

GlowStone Lighting

GlowStone Lighting

Barr Electric is now an Authorized Dealer of GlowStone Lighting.

Buying a Home? – Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Buying a Home? – Should You Get a Home Inspection?

In a hot real estate sometimes prospective homeowners are tempted to leave out a condition requiring a home inspection in order to make it easier for the sellers to sell them the home. Good idea or not?

No Job is Too Small

No Job is Too Small

No job is too small for Barr Electric. Whether you need to install a light fixture, change or add a plug, or hook up a new sensor or timer, Barr Electric is here to help.

Proud to be a part of Rotary

Proud to be a part of Rotary

The Rotary Club of the Comox Valley is an inclusive group of service-minded leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of life locally and internationally. We are guided by a strong commitment to integrity, good will, and fellowship and to inspiring the same in others.

Marek’s back!

Marek’s back!

We are so pleased to have Marek back with us again.

Our New Website!

Our New Website!

We’re really pleased with our new website and grateful for the support of our new web team, Pod Creative.

Electrical inspections

Electrical inspections

On occasion you may require an electrical inspection of your home by a certified Field Safety Representative.

Talking Generators? – Backup!!

Talking Generators? – Backup!!

There is a lot of talk in the Comox Valley these days about the need for backup generators. “Winter is predicted to be hard this year. Do I need a backup generator?” “The winds in the Valley cause so many outages. Do I need a backup generator??

My Electrical Panel Is Quite Old. Do I Need to Replace It?

My Electrical Panel Is Quite Old. Do I Need to Replace It?

The easy answer to this question is, “Perhaps.” In fact, it depends whether your panel is operating your electrical system properly. Electrical panels, or circuit breaker panels, last a long time. Yes, a breaker might fail now and then, but usually when a panel is changed entirely, it’s for other reasons.

Why Are My Fluorescent Lights Still Not Working After I Changed the Bulbs?

Why Are My Fluorescent Lights Still Not Working After I Changed the Bulbs?

Ever heard of a Ballast? I know, it’s an odd word. What is it? Well, basically it is a power regulator, which limits the voltage and the current supplied to the lamps – that’s electrician-speak for what most people call bulbs – of fluorescent and HID (high-intensity discharge) bulbs, so they don’t over-heat and burn out.