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204, 2021
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Advantages of Installing GFCI Outlets

Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets have dramatically reduced electrocutions since being introduced in the 1970s. Nowadays, they are required for all single-phase, 125-volt outlets. A GFCI outlet can be installed indoors and outdoors; it improves safety in a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or garage. Besides being required by law (installing older outlets is a code violation), there are

2203, 2021
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When Is It Time to Replace/Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Your electrical panel can last about 35 years or so before it becomes outdated or worn out. Over time, the panel might not supply enough electricity and it can even become unsafe to operate. At this point, it’s time to upgrade or even replace it entirely. What Is an Electrical Panel? A large metal box, an electrical panel distributes power

503, 2021
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5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Home’s Outlets

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), faulty electrical outlets are the third leading cause of home electrical fires and account for over a billion dollars in property damage, nearly 500 deaths, and some 1,4000 injuries each year. Most people don't give a second thought to their electrical outlets, but when you take these shocking statistics into consideration, it

1502, 2021
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Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting

From electric cars to solar panels, reusable grocery bags and metal straws, it’s clear that the world is shifting to more energy-efficient, eco-friendly lifestyle choices. Consumers control the evolution of certain industries with their collective purchasing power, and most of those choices start in the home. Energy-efficient lighting has become commonplace in both homes and the workplace. In the

1412, 2020
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Why Does My Home’s Dimmer Switch Get Hot?

Joel S. Spira invented the first version of the dimmer switch in 1959. This energy-saving light switch was based on a diode and tapped autotransformer and could easily be installed on any standard electrical outlet. A dimmer switch can enhance the ambiance of any room by offering an aesthetically soothing lighting option. Most homes now have dimmer switches installed,

2411, 2020

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us and, like many homeowners, you’re probably planning to put up holiday lighting. But string lights, tree lighting, and other forms of indoor and outdoor lighting can create electrical safety hazards. Electrical emergencies and home fires increase every year during the holidays (on average, there were 160 Christmas-tree related home fires a year between

1711, 2020

Most Common Causes of Flickering Lights

Have you noticed flickering lights in your home? This is a common occurrence many people ignore. But if flickering light problems are persistent, there may be a serious underlying electrical issue. Various sources can be in play, some which may require the immediate attention of a professional electrician. Below are some of the most common

611, 2020

Top 5 Electrical Issues To Fix Before Your Home Sale

The electrifying issue that can determine if a house sells or not lies behind the walls. While curb appeal is important, it is highly recommended you upgrade and fix any electrical problems before you put your home on sale. Electrical issues from old wiring to not enough outlets in your home will reduce the resale value. In addition, if

2910, 2020

Most Common Light Switch Problems

A malfunctioning light switch often doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, a bad light switch can indicate if there are other electrical issues, such as a wiring problem. Underlying issues or a defective light switch itself can contribute to something as bad as a home fire. Here are some of the most common problems to help realize when

2310, 2020

How to Prevent Electrical Circuit Overloads

An electrical circuit overload occurs when more electricity runs through a circuit than it can handle. Circuit breakers trip the circuit, cutting power to prevent the wiring from overheating. Signs of an overload include flickering/dimming lights, hot outlets, smoke from outlets, burning smells, and humming or buzzing sounds. Appliances and electronics may seem to lack power as well. Electrical