Ted Fox Jr., owner of Fox Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical. For home service call 1-833-793-4569.

Ted Fox Jr., owner of Fox Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical. For home service call 1-833-793-4569.

Cash for clunkers and other tips to improve electrical safety and energy efficiency

Smart investments can save money (and reduce stress) related to home maintenance

May is electrical safety month, and Fox Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical is ready to help homeowners avoid emergencies, save money and care for the planet. The secret is building excellent electrical habits from the ground up, inside and out.

Start with a whole-home electrical safety inspection

When a professional, insured, licensed and certified Fox technician inspects your home, they do more than look at the wiring.

“The real value in an inspection is getting an expert into your home. Our technicians are passionate about what they do, and are happy to answer questions and offer advice,” says owner Ted Fox. “If you’re curious how hard it would be to move an outlet or add extra lighting, just ask.”

Permanent, elegant outdoor lighting

If your goal is to improve electrical safety around your home, don’t forget to include outdoor lighting.

“Extension cords are only intended for temporary use — if you’re using them permanently to provide outdoor light, consider updating your home’s electrical system. Overloaded extension cords can overheat and cause fires, and they’re a tripping hazard,” Fox says. “For outdoor projects, use only extension cords marked for outdoor use — or better yet, have a Fox technician install weatherproof, year-round Architectural Lighting.”

Fox’s new partnership with Glow-Stone Lighting offers elegant energy efficiency for every season. You’ll never have to climb a ladder to hang Christmas lights again! The quality led lights are built to last, and can be colour-adjusted to suit every season. For extra efficiency, link the lights to your smartphone to adjust brightness to your changing needs.

Visit foxandsons.ca/ArchitecturalLighting to learn more.

Cash for clunkers

Back for a limited time, Fox is offering cash for your home’s old furnace, air conditioner or water heater.

“Old equipment is much less energy efficient, and the older they get the more prone they are to costly, inconvenient breakdowns,” Fox says.

  • Trade in value: Furnace, $500; air conditioner, $500; water heater, $300.
  • New equipment must be purchased and installed by Fox.
  • Hurry! Offer expires June 30, 2022.

Stay up to date on all your home maintenance with the Fox Service Partner Plan, which includes an annual spring Air Conditioner Inspection and many other services to keep your home maintenance on track. For more home maintenance tips and exclusive savings, visit foxandsons.ca, follow them on Facebook. Call 1-833-793-4569 to request service for plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical issues, or schedule service online.

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