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Millions of Americans have experienced power outages in connection with the winter storms that have swept the nation. Texas has been especially hard hit, with some residents left with no power for 72 hours or more at a time. Because of this, news reports have come in of 15 or more deaths due to...Continue Reading

Are you now a home-based worker? If so, do you feel you’re as productive as you expect to be, or as you can be? Many of us see the importance of our productivity as tied to whether or not we’ll be forced to return to the old office at some point. Demonstrating excellent productivity while...Continue Reading

Is your home now an office? You’re not alone. Remote work and school options have expanded in the last few years. Working from home is great in so many ways, from ditching that long commute to enjoying more flexibility in your life.

But working from home may have also highlighted some “...Continue Reading

Working from home (WFH) has grown more popular in recent years and shows no signs of letting up. Fast internet speeds make a distributed workforce a reality for many companies and many industries, and many workers prefer it to the daily commute. Working from home makes a proper home office a...Continue Reading

Electricity is a powerful and useful force. In our homes and at work, we expect to use electricity without thinking about it, and that’s as it should be. Sometimes, though, there’s a glitch—a light won’t turn on, or you can see that your computer is plugged in, but it’s not charging. In that...Continue Reading

Who can forget the extravagant holiday lighting display Clark Griswold created in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"? We agree with Clark — when it comes to Christmas lights, more is almost always better. However, covering your home in lights this season is sure to increase your energy bill...Continue Reading

Does walking into your basement send chills down your spine? Your basement doesn't need to look like a dungeon out of a horror flick. The right lighting solutions will make the room feel more inviting. Whether you use the basement as a den, game room, or home office, installing the right...Continue Reading

Electrical fires account for about 51,000 residential fires each year. Think your home is safe? Understanding the risks and causes of...Continue Reading

While it’s normal for a dimmer switch to be warm to the touch when in operation, at no point should it feel really hot, like it’s overheating. Pinpointing the exact cause of your dimmer being too hot can be tricky. Keep reading to learn how hot your dimmer can be, and the steps you can take to...Continue Reading

A broken circuit breaker increases the risk of an electrical overload occurring in your home. An overload can cause a short circuit to occur, breaking your devices and appliances. In extreme cases, electrical shorts can even pose a fire risk.

Testing a...Continue Reading