If you’ve purchased an older home in Victoria or the West Shore, then you’ve probably heard this fateful question from your insurance provider: does your home have aluminum wiring? Unfortunately, this is not just an idle curiosity on the part of your insurance broker. Aluminum wiring can not only have serious implications for your home insurance policy but can also affect the safety of your home. The good news is there are solutions for dealing with aluminum wiring in your home. Read on below to see what all the fuss is about and what you can do about it.more
An electrical permit may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, electrical permits are necessary to protect both customers and contractors. Valkyrie Electric pulls electrical permits for several reasons:
Electrical permits provide a documented history of electrical work. They also help differentiate work performed by different electricians. For instance, if your home is being renovated, it’s important that there is a distinction between electrical work previously installed and any new electrical work. This protects both customers and contractors from any liability for...
Your home’s electrical panel might not be a feature of the room, but it’s certainly the star. Tucked away behind closed doors or hidden in the basement, your electrical panel tirelessly distributes power throughout your home. We don’t tend to think about our home’s electrical system unless it needs repair. However, just like any mechanical system in your house, it requires updating to keep it at its best. Valkyrie Electric, a woman-owned electrical...more
Residential electrical work may seem mundane and harmless but doing it yourself isn't the most advisable decision to make during your renovations or home improvement projects. As a professional electrician partnership at A DIY project gone wrong can be a real shocker - but you don't have to take the risk! At Valkyrie Electric, our professional electricians in the Victoria, BC area are here to light up your home renovation and improvement projects with premier knowledge and expertise. We'll make sure the job is done right - and...more
When you flip the switch on your next electrical project, don't forget to give Valkyrie Electric a call! We promise to bring the shock and awe to your residential project with our advanced technology, residential design expertise, and structural considerations. Contact us today for a quote and you'll see why we're the current go-to for all your...more
Do you dream of cooling off on summer days with a heat pump? Want to soak away your problems in a brand new hot tub? Nothing can kill your add-on dreams faster than a 40-year-old electrical panel that doesn’t have any more room. A trade off of any older home is that all of that character and charm often comes with an electrical system that is under capacity by modern standards. This is a very common problem, as electrical demand from appliances and home amenities has steadily increased over the past decades.
Unfortunately, high demand items like heat pumps, hot tubs, EV chargers, air...more
Did you know that when it comes to electricity, DIY actually stands for “don’t install yourself?” Electricity in your home shouldn’t be a hobby. It’s serious stuff. We don’t need to throw a bunch of statistics at you to make the case that electricity done wrong can be dangerous.
Hiring a Licensed Electrical Contractor and qualified, Red Seal electricians is the best way to make sure your electrical renovations are done right. At Valkyrie Electric, it’s our job to be up to date on the latest edition of the Canadian Electrical Code. Our quality of work must meet the standards set by...more
Let’s face it: we all thought electric vehicles would be way cooler by now. But judging from the price at the pumps, we can see that the tide is turning toward electric vehicles. Many jurisdictions now require that new homes come pre-built with an outlet for an EV charger, and it’s estimated that by 2030, 60 percent of new vehicles on the road with be ZEB’s. But what if your home has been around since Marty McFly and Dock Emmett Brown first time travelled in a plutonium powered delorian? Fortunately, you don’t need 1.2 gigawatts to power an EV charger- just some expert advice....more