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Blogs in July 2016

Whether the problem is an outdated electrical system or one tampered with by an inexperienced DIYer, electrical code violations put your home and family at risk. Discover some code violations that often occur and have your home inspected by a reputable electrician to make sure none of them are...Continue Reading

A black, green, blue, red, yellow, white and grey electrical wire

It's common sense that electricity can be dangerous. Nothing increases the risk of electrocution like poor wiring. Whether it's a failure to properly ground a circuit or just a faulty or mistakenly attached wire, not knowing your way around electrical systems can be a recipe for disaster during...Continue Reading

Photograph of a red and white striped umbrella against a blue sky with fluffy white clouds.

When the terms “heat wave” and “extreme heat” find their way into the headlines on a daily basis, it’s not surprising to see many families looking for ways to prevent higher electric bills while maximizing their AC units. To help give you and your air conditioner some relief, we wanted to share...Continue Reading

Single story house with one window and a magnifying glass on the upper left side of it

Put the safety of your home first. Did you know the leading cause of property damage in the United Sates is fires started by electrical problems? Take accidental electrocutions into consideration. Most of these incidences are the result of inadequate home wiring. Do not make the mistake of...Continue Reading

white ceramic knobs attached to joists and white ceramic tubes through joists, with wires running through knobs and tubes

Does your home have knob and tube wiring? These open wire systems were added to homes with the first wave of residential electrical installations of the early 1900s through the 1940s, though some jurisdictions allowed this type of...Continue Reading

Is it a big deal to leave the lights on when you leave the room or the house?  Depending on the types of light bulbs you have, you could be wasting money.

Some people have a bad habit of leaving the lights on when they exit a room. Some even forget to shut off the lights before they leave the house. Is this a big deal? Find out how much energy lights really...Continue Reading

The weather is heating up, and with it, so is the load on your electrical system. Don’t let the stress pile up. Protect your electrical system – and your wallet – from the stresses of summer with the help of these simple tips.

Take a Load Off

Is your electrical system bearing...Continue Reading

Two prong outlets need to be switched out for grounded, three prong versions to best keep your electronics and home safe.

Do you have any old two prong outlets in your home? These have only two wires running through them: a hot wire and a neutral wire. Two prong outlets are not grounded, which can leave you unprotected from stray currents and result in...Continue Reading

A picture of a white ceiling fan

Having a ceiling fan in the most-used rooms of your home is a great way to stay cool while saving on your air conditioning bills. If you’re hoping to replace your outdated light fixtures and fans, rest assured that ceiling fan installation can definitely be a DIY project – as long as you feel...Continue Reading

A wooden ceiling fan with three light bulbs in the center of it

Ceiling fan keeping you cool but leaving you in the dark? Don’t worry, you aren’t stuck replacing your whole fan. For those with inadequate, single bulb lighting or lacking a light fixture altogether, adding a...Continue Reading