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When it comes to choosing and setting up outdoor lighting, you have a lot of options. However, depending on how and where you want to use your outdoor lights, there may be some distinct advantage to choosing one type of light over another. In this article we’ll take a closer look at one of the...Continue Reading

Working with electricity can be scary and intimidating if you don’t have any previous electrical experience. There may be times when you’re experiencing electrical problems with an outlet or light fixture and you need to test for electrical current. While using an electrical tester might sound...Continue Reading

Just like with your indoor space, creating a comfortable outdoor living area requires some thought and planning to make the space your own. If you’re redesigning an outdoor patio area, picking out some cozy furnishing and a few fluffy pillows is a great start, but what about the lighting?...Continue Reading

As the homeowner of an aging home, you may be concerned about what you might find in an electrical inspection. Sometimes the resulting work is extensive, but the benefits are well worth it. Making sure the electrical system is up to date ensures that your family and home are safe from potential...Continue Reading

Between the 1960s and mid-1970s, home builders decided to save money by exchanging the more expensive copper wiring for aluminum wiring. Both metals conduct electricity, so what’s the concern? What’s wrong with aluminum wiring?

Well, the practice was discontinued in the 1970s due to...Continue Reading

As a homeowner, it’s simple to take the convenience of electricity in your house for granted, but what happens when the electrical wiring goes bad? Remodeling an older home can be a challenge, especially when much of the work is hidden behind walls. According to the...Continue Reading

If you own an electric vehicle (EV), the question of going solar may have already crossed your mind. What better way to power your car than with the sun? But can solar power charge an electric car? And can you charge an electric car at home with solar power? The good news is that there is...Continue Reading

Have you ever been in the middle of pouring your morning coffee when suddenly the power goes out, then returns, only to show you’ve miscalculated in the dark the proximity between spout and cup? Have you ever thought, what if something worse than a small coffee spill happened, such as your...Continue Reading

Humans are capable of many incredible things, but nobody’s an expert at everything. It takes years of training and experience to master something as complicated as electrical installation, repair and replacements. So, it’s always smart to count on experts to help you with the home electrical...Continue Reading

Regardless of where you live storms can happen quickly and unexpectedly. So, you might be asking “how do you prepare for severe weather?” While it can be difficult to know exactly what to do when severe weather strikes, you can take safety measures ahead of time to ensure that you, your family,...Continue Reading