Tag Archives: energy-efficient

Get ready for Winter!

Hot summer days are behind us, and as the mercury starts to flirt with the single digits, it’s time to start getting ready for Winter!  Smart home maintenance isn’t limited to raking leaves and winterizing outdoor drains. Preventative home maintenance … Continue reading

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Save up to $15,000 with this simple step!

Do you have a secondary suite in your basement?  Do your property taxes reflect this with additional sewage and water charges?  No plans to use that second kitchen? Did you know that if you own a single family home you can … Continue reading

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Pets of Fitterer Electric: Precious

As our Senior Office Advisor, Precious (while 2-years new to the role) brings with her 15 years of experience.  Precious can be found under our  Office Manager’s Desk on any given day, and can only be lured out for meetings … Continue reading

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Every Day is Earth Day at Fitterer Electric!

We are proud of our Environmental Mission Statement here at Fitterer Electric Ltd, and proud of our minimal waste, 100% recycle policy.  We strive to take all materials from the job site and recycle them safely and responsibly.  This not only keeps … Continue reading

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E B Horsman & Son opens in Burnaby: Fitterer Electric Ltd. is 1st Customer!

E B Horsman & Son is officially open in Burnaby!  On December 15th, Horsman opened their doors in their newest location, at 3935 2nd Avenue, and the team at Fitterer Electric Ltd. were the first customers in the door!  This marks E … Continue reading

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The Visually Stunning Power of LED Technology

New technology never ceases to amaze us, but this video shot in our own Golden, BC will possibly blow your mind!!!! Filmed in collaboration with Swedish ad agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren and Philips TV, the producers felt that the combination of night … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Launches Dedicated Service Department

Fitterer Electric launches dedicated Service Department Continue reading

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Tesla goes Open Source

Remember my post about the Tesla Model s:  that sexy electric car?  Well, Tesla has done it again:  in the spirit of advancing electric vehicle technology, they removed every single patent from the lobbies of their Palo Alto HQ. “Tesla Motors … Continue reading

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BC Hydro rate increases mean higher bills…unless you get smart!

April 1st didn’t just bring a lot of jokes and tricks:  it ushered in a new, ten year, mulit-tiered rate increase plan by BC Hydro, and as the consumer, it will be you who bears the higher bills.  According to … Continue reading

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5 steps to reduce the cost of light

Acklands Grainger has published a great article featuring five steps to reduce your lighting costs.  The original article can be found here, but in essence, the points boil down to the following: Get an estimate:  seems obvious, but you would … Continue reading

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Burnaby Train Derailment evidence of dark winter days

The Lower Mainland just came through a weekend of heavy rainfall warning, evidenced most clearly in Burnaby, where a section of train tracks gave way after a local beaver dam was washed out with flooding and high water.  If this … Continue reading

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BC Hydro Rates on the rise by 26.4%

The Vancouver Sun reported that BC Hydro’s residential, industrial and business rates are going to increase by 26.4% over the next two years.  And while these increased rates are slated to pay for capital additions, it is you the consumer … Continue reading

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BC Hydro Cuts T12 Incentive Program

Are you looking to upgrade your old T12 fixtures to more efficient T8’s in your industrial, commercial or warehouse lighting?  Better make plans now, as BC Hydro is phasing out the incentive program  and cutting out the rebates. There is … Continue reading

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Safe disposal of broken CFL’s

Stephen Hume of the Vancouver Sun recently profiled the proper handling and disposing of burnt-out CFL’s, or compact fluorescents, and his article raised some points that bear repeating.  For example, did you know that each CFL contains enough mercury to … Continue reading

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Being Power Smart means free money! And we can help!

Recently featured in The Vancouver Sun, BC Hydro is issuing a challenge to small businesses to cut their watts and ultimately their power consumption.  Based on the 2011 Residential Power Smart Energy Challenge, Hydro is looking for two small businesses to … Continue reading

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Fitterer Electric Partners with Capilano University to save $15K per year!

Recently profiled in the North Shore News, Capilano University overhauled its’ street lights and parking lot lights, replacing older, high-wattage bulbs with low-energy devices; and guess who installed them!?  That’s right, our own team at Fitterer Electric. Partnering with Capilano … Continue reading

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