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4 Safety Tips To Light Up Your Home Safely This Holiday Season

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Safety Tips To Light Up Your Home Safely This Holiday Season

The holiday season is finally here, which means it is time to start playing it safe with electricity so that everyone can stay safe and sound. Here are four safety tips that will ensure your holiday seasons stays bright and that you have something to be thankful for: 1. Buy New or Inspect Your Electrical Decorations Prior to Use. Some homeowners choose to buy brand new decorations every single year. This may be because they don’t have the space to store lights and décor in their home. However, not everyone has this luxury. So, if you...

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Tips For Staying Cool During The Hot Summer Months

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Staying Cool During The Hot Summer Months

If your home’s central air conditioner often struggles to keep your home cool during the hot summer months, then you will be happy to learn that there are many things you can do to help it work better. As an added bonus, as you implement each of these tips, you will also help save money on your electric bills. Here are some time-tested tips to help your family stay cool during the oppressive heat of summer: Tip: Block Out as Much Sunshine as Possible Since one of the ways your home heats up in the sun is through its windows, it is vital...

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Electrical Jobs That Can Transform The Appearance Of Your Bathroom

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Electrical Jobs That Can Transform The Appearance Of Your Bathroom

When you’re planning a significant renovation in your bathroom, it’s often a good idea to get multiple contractors involved. Hiring a plumber is a must, but it’s also important to hire an electrician for the correct, safe handling of several jobs. Having this professional on board will allow you to design the bathroom of your dreams that can be enjoyed by you and your family in the years ahead. Here are some specific electrical jobs that your electrician will be able to complete during the renovation. Radiant Floor Heating...

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What You Need To Know About GFCI Outlets

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About GFCI Outlets

If you live in an older home, it is possible that you may not even have GFCI outlets in it. That is because they were not required to be installed in homes until 1971, and even then it was only required around swimming pools. It was not until the 1980s that they became required for kitchens and other common areas in the home. If you do not know much about GFCI outlets, these are 3 questions you might have. What Does A GFCI Outlet Do? A GFCI electrical outlet will monitor electricity flowing between both the hot and neutral wires inside it. If...

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Sparking Outlets: What Does It Mean?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sparking Outlets: What Does It Mean?

When sparks start flying every time you plug something into an outlet, panicking is a very normal and realistic reaction to having. Sparking occurs because there was a break between the transfer of energy going from the outlet to the appliance you tried to plug in. In most cases, this is something you should be concerned about as electricity moves fast enough that this shouldn’t happen. The question is – why is your outlet sparking if electricity moves fast enough that it shouldn’t? Exploring Common Reasons Outlets Spark The...

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3 Ways To Make Sure Your Baby’s Room Is Safe From Electrical Issues

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Make Sure Your Baby’s Room Is Safe From Electrical Issues

You want every room in your home to be electrically sound, but your baby’s room may be the most important of all to keep safe. You want to make sure that wires are not shorted out and that all outlets and fixtures are kept safely away from your baby’s wandering hands. Here are three ways you can ensure your baby’s room is safe from all electrical issues, from faulty wiring to exposed cords. Get their room inspected A licensed electrician can come to your home and inspect the current wiring in your baby’s room to ensure...

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How To Easily Install A GFCI Outlet In Your Home

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Easily Install A GFCI Outlet In Your Home

If you want to install a GFCI, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, outlet in your home, you don’t need to call up an electrician. This outlet prevents you from getting shocked when using electrical sources in areas that can be wet, such as a kitchen or bathroom. This Is a relatively simple do it yourself project that you should be able to complete on your own by following the steps below. Turn Off The Power The first thing you need to do is turn off the power to your circuit where you will be adding the outlet. It is a good idea to put...

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How To Repair Common Issues With A Wired Doorbell

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Repair Common Issues With A Wired Doorbell

Investing in a wired doorbell can be a creative way of letting you know when guests arrive at your doorstep and taking out the hassle of people having to knock. If you already have one, you probably know that the doorbell can sometimes stop working or ring constantly. Here is a simple guide on how you can repair such problems on a defective wired doorbell.  Fixing faulty wiring The most common culprit for a doorbell that doesn’t work is faulty or corroded wiring. First, remove the two screws attached to the doorbell switch so as to...

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Answering Questions Concerning Two Common Electrical Problems Your Home May Encounter

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Answering Questions Concerning Two Common Electrical Problems Your Home May Encounter

Electrical issues can be a stressful and frightening problem for your home to encounter. Unfortunately, if you are a new homeowner, you may be unsure of the steps for handling some of the more common electrical problems that homeowners may encounter. By learning the answers to these two questions about routine electrical problems, you will find yourself better able to keep your home safe from these risks. Are Power Strips The Best Option For Preventing Electronics From Being Damaged? Electrical surges can be a damaging problem to your...

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Building A New Home? Things To Consider Before You Add Electrical Outlets

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Building A New Home? Things To Consider Before You Add Electrical Outlets

If you are having a new home built, now is the time to consider how many electrical outlets you will need. It is much more convenient to do this now than hiring an electrician to come back later to add more outlets. Below are some things you should consider before you tell the electrician how many to install.   Outlets in Kitchen Consider how many appliances you will need to plug up in your kitchen so you will have enough outlets. Besides your refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, you may have things like a bread machine, food processor,...

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