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Before You Call Your Electrician, Check These Things

March 12th, 2018

panel-technicianElectrical issues are no joke. It’s never, ever a good idea to ignore signs that you might have a problem with your electrical system. However, sometimes things are not quite as dire as they might seem at first. If you suspect that you might have an electrical issue, you should check the following things first before calling for an electrician.

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How Important is it, Really, to Have Safety Outlets?

February 26th, 2018

GFCI-Electrical-OutletYou’re probably pretty used to people trying to sell you something that you don’t actually need. You know, that one sharpening tool that only works for a single knife, a combination bicycle pump and rice cooker, those strange “magic” beans that almost sound like they’re whispering to you…. Anyway, we don’t blame you for being skeptical at yet another blog post claiming you need something that you may not have ever heard of before. But, you may need this thing that you might not have ever heard of before. We’re talking about safety outlets, specifically GFCI and AFCI outlets. Have a look below at why it’s a very good idea to have these outlet types in key places around your home.

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Watch Out for These Lighting Issues

February 12th, 2018

CFL-BulbAre the lights in your home flickering on and off? Are you hearing strange ghostly music in the middle of the night? Are their strange scratching sounds coming from inside your walls? Yeah, your house may be haunted. We can’t really help you with most of those issues (although we’re pretty sure there’s a logical explanation.) What we can do, though is help you with your lighting issues. Have a look at some of the more common signs that your lights are in trouble, and what you can do about it.

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Upgrades for Your Home’s Electrical System

January 29th, 2018

electrical-panelMost people don’t think much about their electrical systems unless they start to act up in some way. Even if your electrical system isn’t posing some sort of threat to your health or home efficiency, though, it might be a good idea to have a look at some ways that you can improve it. If you’re in the market for some upgrades to improve your home’s electrical system, have a look below.

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How to Keep Your Electrical System in Good Condition

January 15th, 2018

panel-technicianThe electrical system is one of the most important parts of your home. After all, how are you going to look at cat pictures or argue with strangers if your computer won’t turn on? All joking aside, though, the electrical system is vital for the operation of practically all of the other appliances in your home. A malfunction in the electrical system has the potential to cause quite a bit of damage, both to your home and to you personally. Even if it doesn’t, it can certainly cause problems for the other appliances in your home. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that your electrical system stays in the best possible condition. Let’s take a look at some of those steps below.

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What You Need to Know About Commercial Lighting

January 1st, 2018

lightbulbThe kind of lighting you use in your commercial building has a substantial impact on a wide variety of different important factors, from worker safety to customer satisfaction. The right commercial lighting solution can lend significant aesthetic appeal to different parts of the building, highlight important areas, or otherwise direct attention where you want it to go. If you want to get the most out of your commercial lighting systems, there are a few things that you should know about. Have a look at the various options for commercial lighting below, why you need professional installation services, and how to keep them in good condition.

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The Benefits of Installing an Attic Fan

December 18th, 2017

FanPeople use their attics for all kinds of things, mostly storage. Where else are you going to store all those possibly haunted dolls you found at that garage sale? What a lot of people don’t think about, though, is how their attic affects the rest of their home. And no, we don’t just mean those weird noises you keep hearing up there in the middle of the night. The attic is actually capable of dramatically affecting your home’s climate control, and your own comfort levels. Read on to find out how an attic fan can help improve things for you.

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Indoor Lighting Options to Consider Installing

December 4th, 2017

incandescent-lightsHey, you know what’s actually really important for your home in a number of ways? Lighting. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but think about it. Have you ever had to stumble around in the dark, looking for where you stashed the candles, when the power went out? Have you ever rearranged the lighting in your living room, and realized that it looked much better?

Indoor lighting is super important for both aesthetics and your own convenience/safety. The kinds of lighting that you use in your home can have widespread effects, so it’s important to give them due consideration. Have a look at some of the indoor lighting options you should consider installing.

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How to Properly Test and Reset a GFCI Outlet

November 20th, 2017

GFCI-Electrical-OutletThere are two main issues that you need to worry about when it comes to your home’s electrical system. The first issue is house fires. The second is electrocution. Both of these problems result from the current in your system traveling in ways that it’s not supposed to be. This often results from a short circuit, which diverts the current either into flammable material or into anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with it. One of the best ways to protect against these kinds of issues is to install GFCI outlets throughout the home. Let’s have a look at how you can properly test and reset a GFCI outlet, so that it can continue protecting your home.

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Knob and Tube Wiring: How Does it Work?

November 6th, 2017

incandescent-lightsWhen we discuss electrical issues, we usually mean cases of modern electrical wiring malfunctioning in some way. That’s not always the case, though. Believe it or not, some homes still make use of electrical wiring that is over a century old. If your home happens to be one of the ones that use that kind of wiring, it would be a very good idea for you to replace it as soon as possible. Read on to find out about knob and tube wiring, why it’s so dangerous, and when to replace it.

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