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Commonly used in homes across the country from as far back as the 1880s through to the 1940s, knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring is old news. So old in fact, many don’t even consider it may be lurking within the walls of their older home. Unfortunately, because wiring is tucked away in the basement...Read more

Still scared of that big gray and black box in your utility room? It’s time to face your fear. Why should you get to know this mystery box? It receives and distributes electricity through your home, and without a little breaker panel know-how, you could end up in a dark or dangerous situation....Read more

Both state and federal building codes exist, dictating standards for the home and geared toward the health and safety of occupants. As codes are many and continuously evolving, however, most homeowners remain in the dark as to whether or not their home is ‘up to code’. The vast majority are not...Read more

Each and every one of us depends on electricity to smoothly move through our day. Our cell phones, laptops and countless other appliances run on electric power. Our need for electricity is overwhelmingly apparent and especially realized when something goes wrong – which is most likely when you...Read more

We rely on electricity to maintain nearly every aspect of our daily lives. When we use and make purchasing decisions about electronics and appliances, we’re deluged with the latest information on ‘energy efficiency,’ and best practices for minimizing electricity use and reducing power bills....Read more

It seems so simple. You get home from work, bump up the thermostat, grab a hot shower, and flip on the TV while dinner is warming in the oven. But you take for granted all these lovely conveniences rely on the electricity pumping through your home to exist. How does electricity arrive on the...Read more

Your generator is the piece of machinery that provides peace of mind during weather emergencies, accidents and blackouts. It’s your generator’s job to take care of you and your loved ones, but it’s your job to take care of your generator!

Proper maintenance is key to ensuring your...Read more

Like most Americans, you rely on electricity daily, but probably don’t give much thought as to where it comes from, or how it magically appears in your home to power your various electronic devices.  However it pays to take a look, as between current global environmental concerns and the...Read more

Ever wonder how the kilowatts that power your killer HDTV arrive on-scene? Every day, homeowners nationwide take advantage of the grid’s power prowess – without giving much thought as to the complicated distribution network that is the electric grid.

Who’s on first? The...Read more

Unlike noisy and inconvenient portable generators that you have to lug out and set up in the event of an emergency or outage, standby generators offer convenient backup power that is always at-the-ready, and capable of kicking-in within seconds of power loss with little to no attention from you...Read more