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2409, 2019

Conserve Electricity for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, we often think about family fun, gifts, lights, and decorations. Conservation isn’t often a priority during the festive fall months, but who doesn’t like to save some money? Get busy minimizing your costs, so you can maximize that holiday cheer. Here are 8 ways to save on your electricity bill.  Your holiday electricity [...]

1709, 2019

The Importance of Whole House Surge Protection

Electrical surges can originate from inside or outside your home. In fact, internal surges account for roughly three-quarters of all power surges and can be caused by modern technology. Today’s homes not only have refrigerators, microwave ovens, air conditioners, and water heaters to consider. But they also have dishwashers, garbage disposals, home entertainment systems, and automation technology that [...]

1009, 2019

Solar Panel Recycling

Solar panels have many parts, and although many homeowners are installing them for the first time, some are considering what to do with components that fail or may do so in the future. Some households have photovoltaic panels going back to the 1980s or 1990s. Assuming a solar panel has about a 30-year lifespan, some people are surely [...]

2708, 2019

How to Change a Lightbulb

Changing a lightbulb is a simple task for most people. However, a routine chore can quickly become dangerous if you’re not careful. You could be dealing with an electric shock if the proper precautions aren’t taken, or even a burn if the bulb is hot. If you need to climb up somewhere to get to it, severe injuries [...]

2008, 2019

When & How to Fix Loose Outlets

Loose outlets are not only a nuisance, but can be a serious fire hazard if left unrepaired. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) home electrical fires account for over 50,000 fires a year, resulting in 500 deaths. Roughly 10% of those fires were caused by faulty electrical outlets. Considering that most of these fires could have been [...]

708, 2019

How Outdated Appliances Can Affect Your Home

Outdated electrical panels, circuit breakers, and wiring can affect your home’s function, value, and safety. Outdated appliances pose a significant risk as well, especially when combined with an older electrical infrastructure. Simple electric repairs might not be enough; you may need to replace appliances as quickly as possible. Electrical issues are among the most common causes of house [...]

2407, 2019

What Is A Smart Home?

The concept of the smart home has proliferated in today’s households. In a general sense, smart homes have a number of automated devices and systems, whether they’re built into the structure or added later. Some have artificial intelligence. There are also voice activated systems that constitute smart devices. Smart home systems can integrate televisions, appliances, computers, cameras, speakers, [...]