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Having a hot tub spa at home is a wonderful amenity. But before you have the ability to sit back and relax, there can be a lot of headache. Proper preparation is required before you position the hot tub and plug it in. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your hot tub or spa installation.

Coquitlam offers a full range of services in the northeast part of the Metro Vancouver and is counted as a city center. Coquitlam with a population of 144,851.6 and area of 152.5 square kilometers is the sixth-largest city in the province. There is a high demand for using Hot Tub and Spa in hotels, inns, pools, and high raises building or houses in Coquitlam.

Location selection & setup

You probably have an idea of where you would like to place your hot tub. If you are planning to build a place for it outdoors, ensure that you have:

  • A firm level surface
  • Sufficient foundation material
  • An appropriate walkway

Keep in mind the warranty of your hot tub. Some bases can void the warranty and the material of surrounding walkway. For an indoor spa, ensure that the room you have chosen is suitable for the condition. You will require a strong foundation as well as suitable ventilation for the steam and moisture.

Municipal building code

Before a deck, support structure, or upgrade to a room in your home, check with your municipality that you are able to complete the improvements. You may require permits and there may be codes that your new structure must meet in addition to the manufactures, warranty. Building illegally can cost you more in the long run.

Electrical requirement

This is where a certified electricians important. Most hot tubs require approximately, 240 volt. A Hot tub does not plug directly into a standard outlet like other appliances; you will be required to add an additional circuit breaker into your main service panel. This can be a complex job and should be done correctly to keep your Family and home safe. In proper electrical wiring can cause electrical surge and fires.

Redox Electric professional electrician can install Hot tub and Span in a location like made rise as well as customer wants.

When upgrading florescent lighting, don’t forget the ballast:

We have lots of customer for fluorescent light repair here at Redox Electric. But before calling, always remember that if your fluorescent light fixture is burnt out or flickering, first change the bulbs to see if this corrects the problem and also save yourself some money. If you are not comfortable changing the bulbs due to location or any other safety concern, we would be very happy to help you. Fluorescent fixture still does not light up after changing the bulbs then the problem is most likely faulty ballast, or less commonly a possible wiring issue.

Fluorescent fixtures

Fluorescent light is the product of two components: the lamp and the ballast, the role of the ballast is to boost voltage for short duration. The ballast will then maintain a constant applied limited current to property operate the lamp. You must use the proper ballast for each type of fluorescent bulb. Bulb types are T12, T8, and T5.

Ballast upgrades

The ballast technology has improved a lot in the last 15 years. If you are not upgrading your ballast you won’t see the potential energy saving that efficient fluorescent lighting can provide. The new electronic ballasts operate differently from older electro-magnetic ballasts.

More control

Electronic ballasts can be manufactured to under drive or over drive. The lamps they support, producing more or less light. This allows you to adjust which need less light. The lighting pattern can now be changed due to work patterns and specific lighting requirements.

Dimmer switches

Dimming is also with electronic ballast. Present your dimmer and it can cut your light by 50% and this will save you money as well.

Less Heating

Electronic solid- state ballast produces less heat than electromagnetic. Type ballast what this means is if you are operating cooling equipment, such as food coolers or air conditioning during summer the electronic ballasts will help you save on cooling costs.


Importance of Smoke Detectors

Alarm or smoke detectors are installed in houses to provide early warning of a fire. Note that smoke detectors can only save lives when they are properly installed, tested and maintained. The most important subject is that all the smoke detectors must be connected together in house area because if some problems appear in the home area all smoke detectors will start beeping. The smoke detectors working age usually is 10 years so recommending that   replace them with new ones.

Area of Smoke Detectors Installation

According to electrical codes in each level of house must have smoke Alarms and by the new code in each sleeping room must be installed one smoke detector as well as outside sleeping rooms such as living room and hallway to have sufficient time to run away from the fire.

Regular Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Smoke Detector

Regular smoke detector can be installed everywhere except the area which installed furnace already. Carbon monoxide smoke detector must be installed in basement and main floor. Installing at least one carbon monoxide smoke detector in hallway is essential also.

Battery Backup in Smoke Detector

Smoke detectors usually have battery back-up for no power in the house so smoke detector always will be activated. Replace the backup battery of hard-wired smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm at least once per year so that smoke detectors can operate without electricity at home during power outages.


There are many reasons that electrical fires can start in the home. One of the best protections ways to reduces electrical fire threats is AFCI (arc-fault). AFCI detects any dangerous electric arc in its related circuit and breaks it. AFCI is very sensitive and is not comparable with the traditional circuit breaker.

Dangers of Aluminum Wiring

Few years ago because copper was very expensive in compared with other materials like Aluminum, the common wiring for home constructions were Aluminum. But the problem is that Aluminum was very soft and electricians were not able to tight that wire with screw. Therefore, power transferring would make heat and sparking on the screw connection and is not safe for preferring of fire.

By new code there is one method for preferring of Aluminum connection to the Electrical parts. The name of the method is (pig tailing) after that method connection to electrical part will be copper instead of Aluminum.

From the very first tool that was invented in Stone Age; humans have developed and used wide variety of tools for every task. From simple screw drivers to complex cutting edge tools used in space missions. Electricians are not exception and there are many tools they need in their everyday tasks to provide them with efficiency, accuracy, comfort and safety in order to keep homes and offices wired and industries and institutions running. (more…)

Electricians are people who help you get your power back, to warm up your home, to light up your office, to turn on your computer devices and to run your business! (more…)

It happens to everyone to lose power at some time and the feeling of being in the dark, the heat of summer or cold weather of snowy winter without air conditioner, worrying about food left in the fridge, not being able to work at your computer and losing business deadlines is familiar yet disturbing. In these situations you certainly remember electricians and realize how important they are to your safety, comfort and success in life and business!


Electric power has become an essential part of daily life and business for more than a century. From the day it was introduced to power a lighting bulb to now that it powers autonomous cars.  Electric power is one of the cleanest and greenest energies, good for humans and the whole planet.