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When Electrical Rewiring is a Good Idea

August 13th, 2018

electrical-workA lot of people don’t spare much thought for the wiring in their walls. They want their wiring to be safe and efficient, of course, but as long as they don’t have an obvious short circuit or an actual fire hazard they tend to not think about their wires at all. Electrical wiring is not one of those things that you need to have replaced on a regular basis.

It doesn’t even necessarily need to be done every decade or so, the way HVAC systems should be. However, there are some times when it’s a very good idea to have part or all of your home rewired. Let’s go over when it’s a good idea to schedule electrical rewiring for your home below.

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Ways You Can Automate Your Home for the Better

July 30th, 2018

Smart-thermostatHome automation was a bit of a pipe dream a couple decades ago. The stuff of science fiction movies and books. Now, though, the internet of things is making it easier and easier to wire your home to run itself. There are a ton of different home automation options available on the market, some of which can be beneficial in more ways than simply increasing your convenience. Let’s have a look at some of the specific ways that you can automate your home for the better.

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Keep Your Electrical System Healthy With These Tips

July 16th, 2018

electrical-panel-technicianElectrical issues are no joke, as you already know if you’ve read a few of our blogs. If you want to protect your home and yourself from the consequences of various electrical issues, then there are a couple of different steps you can take. None of these precautions are foolproof, of course. You still need to always keep an eye out for warning signs that your system is in trouble. At least, though, you’ll be able to drastically lower the chances of something serious damaging your electrical system.

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How Often do I Need an Electrician to Check My Wiring?

July 2nd, 2018

electric-panelLike many of the systems in your home, you probably don’t think about your electrical system all that often. And that’s fair, because most of the time your electrical system probably doesn’t need your attention. Here’s the thing, though: even the highest quality systems break down eventually.

Electrical problems can absolutely happen in your home, they can happen without you realizing it at first, and they can cause an immense amount of damage if they aren’t dealt with in time. That’s why you need to have an electrician check out your wiring every once in a while, on the off chance that it’s malfunctioning in some way. Have a look below at some of the tips for when to have an electrician check out your electrical system for you.

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How You can Benefit From Using Smart Home Appliances

June 18th, 2018

Smart-thermostatSmart home appliances and the “internet of things” have become more and more popular over the last decade or so. They’re only going to continue to grow in popularity and numbers as long as they continue to provide added convenience and quality of life improvements for those who use them.

Maybe you already have some smart home appliances in your home, or maybe you’re just now looking into getting your first one. Whether you’re a smart home veteran or a newcomer, though, we’ve assembled a list of beneficial applications below that could improve any household.

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3 Signs That Your Home is Experiencing Electrical Trouble

June 4th, 2018

meter-readingThe worst disruptions that we tend to experience in our daily lives are often when systems we completely rely on stop working for a little while. Your electrical system certainly qualifies as one of those vital parts of your home, which makes detecting and addressing electrical issues a high priority.

The best way to make sure that your electrical system experiences as few problems as possible is to schedule preventive maintenance for it on a regular basis, probably at least once every year or two. Even then, though, you still need to keep an eye out for warning signs between appointments. The following are three common signs that your home is experiencing some sort of electrical issue that requires repair.

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If Your Generator is Doing These Things, It Needs Repairs

May 21st, 2018

generator-maintenanceThere are some systems that you can probably afford to do without if they malfunction. Generators are not one of those things. Your generator is an emergency system. If it malfunctions when you need it, your situation could end up getting quite a bit worse than merely being inconvenient.

The best way to prevent your generator from completely breaking down on you when you need it the most is to schedule preventive maintenance for it at least once a year. This will give your technician the opportunity to make sure that any issues are dealt with before they can get worse. You should make sure to keep watch for any signs that your generator is developing problems between appointments, though. The faster you can recognize an issue and have it fixed, the better off your generator will be. Have a look at the following signs that your generator is in need of repairs.

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Should I Be Concerned About Frequent Power Surges?

May 7th, 2018

PlugPower surges have been the bane of electrical systems since their invention. A power surge can burn out a computer, or start a house fire depending on the voltage forced through the system. Most of the time, though, they’re actually quite harmless. A brief uptick in the level of electricity running through the home is usually either too low for you to even notice it, or it is absorbed by surge protectors and other appliances you’ve no doubt got scattered around. There are some times, though, when you can’t afford to just disregard a power surge. Let’s take a look at why frequent power surges are a problem, and what you should do about them.

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How to Tell if Your Commercial Electrical System Needs Repair

April 23rd, 2018

electric-panelAs with residential buildings, commercial buildings have a sort of hierarchy of systems that are of varying importance to their daily operation. Having the heater or air conditioner break down might be an inconvenience, but it will rarely be more of an issue than that. Losing the water heater might be a bit more of an issue, depending on the building.

Regardless of what commercial property you’re talking about, though, electrical issues are not to be underestimated. At best, an electrical issue can disable part of your building for however long it takes to get it fixed. At worst, it can start a fire or pose an electrocution risk. You really don’t want an electrical issue to go unchecked any longer than it has to. That’s why we’ve noted some easy ways to tell if your commercial electrical system is in need of repairs.

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When Is It Necessary to Rewire a Home?

April 9th, 2018

electrical-panelThere are a lot of different parts of your home that, if they ceased to work for a second, would cause major disruption to your daily life. One of those is your electrical system. The wires that run throughout your home provide needed power to practically every appliance you use. Without them, things would be quite a bit harder for you overall. While electrical wiring can last quite a while, though, it won’t last forever. There are times when it is necessary to rewire part or all of a home’s electrical system. Read on to find out when that is necessary, and what can be done about it.

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