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Nov 25, 2015

Have you ever stopped to think about what the sounds of an electric mixer, an electric skillet, or electric knife represent? They are all kitchen appliances, but they are also the “sounds” of electricity hard at work!

While you celebrate the holidays using electrical appliances, it’s...Read more

Oct 29, 2015

Facing the flashlight wall in your local hardware store a bit more fearsome than you expected? Today’s flashlights offer a vexing amount of variety… Loads of lumens, a serious selection of sizes, a plethora of price points… Where’s a person to start?

Step 1: Figuring out your...Read more

Oct 28, 2015

Adorning your home or yard in a ghastly display of Halloween gear? Halloween can be a terrifying terrific time of fun and excitement for kids and adults of all ages. Just be sure to use your head – don’t lose it – when it comes to those dastardly decorations! Whether you’re adding a few...Read more

Oct 19, 2015

Now that cooler weather has arrived, you can revel in warm sweaters, cozy socks and comfy blankets. However, before you snuggle down in bed under your new electric blanket, make sure you’re using it safely. Follow these do’s and don’ts to ensure your electric blanket doesn’t create a fire hazard...Read more

Oct 15, 2015

Most people know that using frayed extension cords and burning candles unattended are unsafe practices, yet about 370,000 house fires in the US still claim lives and cause billions of dollars in damages every year. Some major causes of house fires have nothing to do with user error and...Read more

Oct 14, 2015

Carbon monoxide (CO) is perhaps the most dangerous gas that can enter your home. It’s colorless, odorless and otherwise imperceptible without a carbon monoxide detector. Even low concentrations can be enough to cause a negative health impact, especially on those with chronic illnesses, the...Read more

Oct 6, 2015

Between 2007 and 2011, 37 percent of fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke detectors, states the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Three out of five deaths in house fires occur because no smoke detectors are installed or because they aren’t working correctly. Having functioning...Read more

Sep 29, 2015

You’ve outfitted your home with the latest in today’s technology, from greener, Energy Star options to sophisticated TV, gaming, and handheld electronic devices. But all those things can be destroyed in the blink of an eye from the simple zap of a power surge.

What can cause a...Read more

Sep 24, 2015

Power tools have big appetites. The moment you turn them on, they gobble up more than their fair share of electricity. As a result, you have probably tripped a few circuit breakers in your shop while feeding your power tools. To ensure you have an adequate power supply for your hungry power...Read more

Sep 22, 2015

With winter weather swiftly approaching, you may be thinking about how you’re going to keep your home and family warm more affordably this year. One cost effective method is to turn down the thermostat and run a small electric heater in the room where your family spends time together in the...Read more