This is a question we get asked often.
The question arises when circuits are being added to an existing electrical system. Often we can replace existing circuit breakers with …
This article was written at a time when electricity rates in BC were competitive. They no longer are. (March 2018). AC units make more sense than heat pumps now…read more
Recessed lighting offers a clean, streamlined look. It can increase the amount of light in a room, highlight artwork or other special features, and open up spaces so they look and feel bigger. Recessed lighting, if done correctly…read more
In the event of a power outage a voltage sensor automatically turns on the generator which feeds power into your generator panel and out to the…read more
Electricity is measured as you draw from the power grid. It flows from the supply lines and through the electrical meter. As electricity flows through a conductor an electromagnetic field is created. The strength of the electromagnetic field…read more
Three phase power is not allowed for household use. The highly efficient overlapping power band is dangerous. If someone grips a cable energized by three phase..read more
In 1887 direct current (DC) was king. At that time there were 121 Edison power stations scattered across North Americathe delivering DC electricity to its customers. But DC had a great limitation…read more
Contractors must obtain permits and submit an Electrical Contractor Authorization as the work progresses and upon completion of the installation. An electrical permit is not required for…read more
Your electrical service is the system which brings power from the electrical utility provider (BC Hydro) to your home. There are 2 different types…read more
If your house was built before WWII and hasn’t been updated or renovated, you probably have knob and tube wiring. Modern house wiring has three to five conductors encased in…read more
Electrical contractor serving the Lower Mainland of BC including Abbotsford, Agassiz, Aldergrove, Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler & White Rock. Also serving the Cariboo region.
Pacific Star Electric
22323 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Maple Ridge, BC Canada