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Electricity is a natural phenomenon created from charged particles, static accumulation, or dynamic currents. People mistakenly lump electricity, energy, and power together, but they are three separate...Continue Reading

Flood damage is often obvious in the form of stains, damaged furniture, mold, and a musty smell. What’s less obvious is what happens to your electrical wiring after flooding. If your home has flooded, your electrical wiring will most likely need to be replaced, even if it was only temporarily,...Continue Reading

Interior lighting is an essential component of home design. In addition to providing visibility, the interior lighting in a room can have a major impact on the atmosphere of the space and the overall cohesiveness of your interior design scheme.

Optimal interior lighting can make your...Continue Reading

The standard voltage for your home’s lighting is 120v, but lower voltage lighting can save you money and works well for accent lighting or other non-primary lighting options. This diminished need for energy can also reduce your overall energy costs.

What Is Line Voltage Lighting?...Continue Reading

With building codes requiring GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets, you probably have some in your home or are looking to replace old, outdated outlets with new code-friendly GFCIs. GFCIs have added safety features compared to standard outlets because they will trip when the flow of...Continue Reading

The definition of an IC-rated or insulation contact-rated light fixture is one that is safe to come in contact with insulation. Most lights generate heat, and if your lighting isn’t IC rated, there is an increased fire risk if the fixture comes in contact with any insulation. Because of this...Continue Reading

If you look up from wherever you're reading this, there's a good chance you'll see a ceiling fan above you. Many homeowners don't give these small appliances much thought until they stop working. To help you better understand how to identify and resolve issues with your ceiling fan, we've put...Continue Reading

Although many homes have indoor ceiling fans, it may not be as common to see outdoor ceiling fans. However, if you have a covered patio area with an overhang or an added structure like a pergola, you could add an outdoor ceiling fan to increase airflow on hot days.

In addition to...Continue Reading

Anywhere you have cabinets, you have potential light blockers, meaning that countertops underneath those cabinets might not get the light you need for things like reading recipes or chopping veggies. One of the best ways to make sure you have adequate lighting where you need it is to add under...Continue Reading

Throughout your home, you will have different electrical needs. As a result, you might find yourself with a room that has switches in a spot where an outlet would be far more practical. If you’re not a trained electrician, it’s easy not to know what you can and can’t do when it comes to the...Continue Reading