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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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Indications That Your Electrical Panel is in Trouble

October 23rd, 2017

electrical-panel-technicianThe electrical panel is a key part of keeping your home’s power systems running smoothly and safely. Nobody likes to trudge out to the garage to replace a fuse, or reset a breaker. But, that’s a lot better than alternatives like electrocution or house fires. You should keep an eye out for signs that your electrical panel is dealing with some kind of problem. A malfunctioning electrical panel can make things quite a bit more dangerous for your electrical system. The sooner you recognize a malfunction, and have it repaired, the better off you’ll be. Some of the common indications that your panel is having a problem are listed below.

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Careful of These Signs That Your Electrical Panel is Having Issues

October 9th, 2017

wires-and-breakersThe electrical panel is typically the source of minor frustration for many homeowners. Nobody likes to trudge out to the garage in the dark to reset a tripped circuit. However, your electrical panel is vital for keeping your home safe from a wide range of electrical issues. A couple of minutes of frustration every once in a while is well worth it if the alternative is house fires and electrocution. However, the panel itself is not immune to issues. You should be on guard for signs that your electrical panel itself is having some trouble, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. Nothing good can come from a breaker box malfunctioning.

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How to Limit Risk Factors That Contribute to Electrical Problems

September 25th, 2017

electrical-upgradesElectrical issues are among the most dangerous that a home can deal with, posing risk to both the life of the homeowner and the wellbeing of the home itself. This is why it’s vital that you take all necessary steps to ensure that your electrical system is in the best possible condition at all times. You can’t totally remove the chance of some sort of electrical system occurring, but you can make sure that your system is as safe as humanly possible. There are a couple of different ways that you can ensure that your electrical systems are safe. Let’s go over those ways now.

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Why Generator Maintenance is Important

September 11th, 2017

generator-maintenanceWith multiple storms of the century occurring in the past week, now seemed a good time to talk about keeping generators in good condition. New Jersey isn’t slated for a major storm on the level of Harvey or Irma, but it doesn’t take a hurricane to shut down the power grid for an extended period of time. The country’s power infrastructure is crumbling just as quickly as the rest of it, and the amount of strain we all place on it is increasing. Chances are, the amount of power outages you’re going to have to deal with are only going to increase over the years. If you have a generator for your home, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s prepared for use at all times. The best way to do that is to schedule professional maintenance on a regular basis.

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The Many Reasons Why You Should Avoid Doing Your Own Electrical Work

August 28th, 2017

electrical-workYou know what’s a really bad idea? Doing your own electrical work. There are plenty of different projects around your home that you can do yourself. Electrical work isn’t one of them. There are a lot of different reasons why you should only trust a professional to take care of your electrical work for you. Let’s take a look at a few of the most pertinent reasons below.

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Signs Your Generator Needs Repairs

August 14th, 2017

gas-generatorYou may not think about your generator that often from day to day. After all, you’re only going to be using it a handful of times at most throughout the year. Still, when you do need your generator to work, you really need it. You don’t want to find out that your generator isn’t working properly in the middle of a blackout. So, have a look at the following signs that your generator needs repairs.

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4 Commercial Electrical Renovations You Should Consider

July 31st, 2017

panel-technicianCommercial buildings tend to have a huge amount of demand put on their electrical systems on a daily basis. Even if you are just running a small shop, instead of a giant office building, you probably have to deal with a lot more electrical draw than at your residence. If you want to improve the efficiency of your commercial property when it comes to electrical systems, there are a couple of things you can do. Have a look at some popular options for improving your property’s electrical systems, both in terms of aesthetic and efficiency.

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