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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

Even experienced homeowners have questions, especially when it comes to electricity. To help you better understand your circuit breakers, we’ve put together this helpful list of common questions and, even better, the answers to them. It's important to remember that electricity is dangerous to...Continue Reading

Whether you’re hanging some bistro lights to liven up your grilling area or adding security lights around your shed, outdoor lighting adds fun and function to just about any outdoor space. However, getting power to outdoor lights can be a tricky prospect for a homeowner to figure out. Luckily,...Continue Reading

Your shed most likely can have electricity, which can add functionality and even resale value to your property. As helpful as having lights, heat, and outlets in your shed can be, running electricity to a shed can be a big undertaking. Before you get started, there are a few important things to...Continue Reading

Usually, if your smoke detector is chirping, the batteries have gone bad. The chirping is a built-in warning system to let you know to change out the batteries. Although this is most often the cause, there can be other reasons for an incessant chirp.

All homes typically have one of two...Continue Reading

Electric cars are becoming more prevalent and will only grow in popularity in the future. Despite their widespread use, many people lack basic knowledge about electric vehicles. That’s why we’ve collected and answered six of the most common questions about electric cars and the batteries that...Continue Reading

The first thing many people do in a power outage is find flashlights and candles to illuminate the dark house. Another consequence of a power outage is that refrigerators and freezers also stop working. As food warms up over time, it will spoil, leading to wasted food and lost money. What can...Continue Reading