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Power outages can happen without warning and having a whole home generator can give you peace of mind in these chaotic moments. The main question to ask yourself isn’t whether you need a whole home generator; but rather, “how many watts generator do I need for my home?”

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It’s hard to overstate the convenience that home appliances bring us. They also account for the brunt of our electricity bill—especially if the home has an electric furnace/boiler and water heater.

Let’s look at some usual suspects when it comes to appliance electrical usage.

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It’s happened to many people: You go to heat up something in your microwave but, instead of popping your popcorn or reheating your pizza, the appliance turns on and then immediately goes dark. Unless the GFCI outlet has tripped, the problem is certainly an electrical short. This issue can happen...Continue Reading

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular as people become more environmentally conscious, and the cars become increasingly available. But does owning an electric car save you money in the long run? And what about the cost of charging your car? Will at-home electric car charging raise your...Continue Reading

With the high cost of electricity increasing and fluctuating, it’s no wonder that many people have the same concerns about how and where to save on energy use in their homes. But when viewing a monthly electric bill, it’s hard to identify what percentage of energy use is necessary, and what...Continue Reading

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American family spends at least $2,200 on home utility bills every year. That's $183 per month....Continue Reading

If you have an electric outlet not working but the breaker is not tripped, your options are limited if you’re not an electrician. The first and only thing you should do after checking the breaker is to make sure the...Continue Reading

Finding the right outdoor lighting for your porch can be a challenge. With so many different options to choose from - including various styles and colors – how do you decide? Whether it’s creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for family, friends, and visitors, or creating a specific look and feel...Continue Reading

There are few things more inconvenient or dangerous than a winter power outage. Not only are you unable to go about your days like normal, but you’re also in danger of freezing if you don’t have a backup heat source. Unfortunately, a winter power outage survival kit isn’t going to keep you and...Continue Reading

Whether you’re an electrician or a handy homeowner, multimeters are excellent tools to keep on hand. However, they can be difficult to use unless you’ve had some training and know what you’re doing. In this article, we’ll look at how to test for both AC and DC voltage using a multimeter. Even...Continue Reading