#spothetruck Contest! Every entry is a winner!

Spot the Truck #spotthetruck (Rules and Regulations) Spot a Ring Electric truck and receive a $100 coupon off future electrical projects and a chance to win $150 to Bayshore Shopping Center! What do you have to do? If you see a Ring Electric truck take a picture of it and either post it on our…

Generator Use During a Power Outage

Don’t overload your generator Determine the amount of power you will need to operate those things you plan to connect to the generator. Light bulb wattage indicates the power needed for lighting. Appliance and equipment labels indicate their power requirements. If you can’t determine the amount of power you will need, ask Ring Electric Inc….

Power Outages

Power outages can cause a number of safety concerns; knowing the following information can help. Before a power outage Register life-sustaining and medical equipment with your utility company. Consider buying a generator. When installing a generator, follow the instructions carefully. Keep your generator outside and run a cord inside. Don’t connect your generator to main…

Why You May Need an Automatic Generator

Today’s homes are equipped with the most sophisticated electronics including digital appliances, home theater, home office and security systems. But all of these power-sensitive devices stop working – and your home shuts down – when the power goes out. Since you never know when the next power failure will strike, make sure your home has the electricity…

Does your pool in Ottawa need a permit?

I found this interesting article… unfortunately its not for Ottawa, ON, but for Ottawa, IL. For accurate information regarding electrical wiring for pools and hot tubs in Ottawa, ON, contact Ring Electric Inc. at (613) 299-8239.

Protect Yourself and Your Home

  Power Interruptions and Surges   From time to time, events beyond our control can cause power interruptions or voltage irregularities. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a continuous or constant supply of power and will not be liable for any damages caused by a lack of power, a power outage or a power surge.   Do…

Electrical Safety Tips

  Follow the following steps to identify and address the hidden electrical hazards in your home: Extension cord safety extension cords are handy for temporary use only; have a licensed electrical contractor install a permanent wiring solution if you need power in that spot permanently never remove the third prong – it’s there to prevent…

LED Lighting

LED Lighting Is Very Cool … and that’s not just us bragging. One of the important benefits of LED lighting is energy efficiency: LEDs create – and consequently waste – very little heat. According to the ENERGY STAR® program, incandescent bulbs release 90 percent of their energy as heat. Compact fluorescent blubs are only slightly…

What is Knob and Tube and Can I Get Insurance?

  What is Knob and Tube Wiring?   Knob and Tube was a method of electrical wiring, seen in North America from the 1880’s to the 1940s. It consisted of single-insulated copper wire run in wall or ceilings. 2 wires had to be laid for each circuit. It used insulated porcelain tubes to get through…

Kids and Electricity

Childproof Your Home Bringing a baby home from the hospital is the perfect time to think about childproofing your house. Don’t wait; before you know it, your child will be crawling around, exploring your home, investigating everything with insatiable curiosity. The sooner you move harmful household chemicals and other potential dangers out of the way,…

Dangers of Electricity

  Electrical Hazards in the Home—What to Look For   Electricity is a wonderful convenience for our modern lives.  However, it is not something that can be taken on by the weekend warier or handy man.  When modifying any part of an electrical circuit or adding lights or plugs, call a Licensed Electrical Contractor like…

How To Know If Something Has Tripped!

From here Knowing what caused a possible trip in your electrical can be difficult to determine sometimes.  Below are some options to try first before calling an electrician.  If the below mentioned options do not solve the problem call Ring Electric Inc., at (613)299-8239!  Quotes are always free! The location of possible tripped devices is not…