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 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.
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On occasion you may require an electrical inspection of your home by a certified Field Safety Representative.
And will they have the part you need?
We specialize in small jobs. In fact, small is our niche.
Our electricians are all journeyman, Red Seal electricians.
Estimates requiring a single site visit are free.
This is a tough one to answer, since our hourly rates vary by the size of the job.
Getting good advice early on pays off.
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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??
This question comes up on occasion when the owner of a StabLok panel needs a breaker, but can’t find one anywhere on Earth, except on Amazon and they want a small fortune for one small breaker.
How Do You Like Them Apples? Oops! That’s not the question. It’s How Do I Compare Estimates the Right Way?
When comparing estimates how do you know if you are comparing ‘apples to apples?’ In fact, in most cases, you likely aren’t comparing apples to apples, meaning one might be a McIntosh and the other might be a Granny Smith. These are very different tasting and looking apples.
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.
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.
Selling your mobile home? Well, this may mean that you require a Silver Label Inspection of your home before it can be sold.
A GFCI outlet, or Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter, is an outlet that detects tiny electrical leaks that would not necessarily cause a circuit breaker to trip, effectively breaking the circuit and preventing electric shocks.
Breakers tripping can feel like a nuisance, but they are trying to tell you something. At first, you might think there is something wrong with the breaker, but this is actually the least likely cause of breakers tripping. The fact is, when breakers trip they are doing their job to protect you from harm.