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2910, 2019

High-Tech Holiday Lighting Ideas

The holiday season is a time for celebrating, gathering, and brightening things up. If you’re still searching for ideas on holiday lighting, here are some high-tech solutions. It is now easier than ever to incorporate holiday lights with smart home technologies. From conserving electricity to inspiring creativity, these high-tech holiday lighting ideas are worth considering: LED String Lights [...]

2210, 2019

Whole House Surge Protectors

Whole house surge protectors operate at the point of entry, where powerful currents from outside your home could get into your electrical system and cause major damage. They prevent currents exceeding a specified voltage from passing through. External power surges can include those from: Lightning: A single lightning bolt can generate a billion volts of electricity. It can [...]

1510, 2019

Tesla Powerwall and the Future of Storing Solar Energy

As solar power has gone mainstream, manufacturers have worked to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic panels and the means which to store energy. Tesla first introduced the Powerwall in 2015 and the latest version (Powerwall 2.0) in 2018. Designed for home energy storage, this rechargeable solar lithium ion battery can be paired with solar panel systems if homeowners [...]

810, 2019

Pros and Cons of GFI Outlets

Electricity is something just about all households take for granted, but it’s a powerful force that can be extremely dangerous. Ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, or GFCIs (otherwise known as GFIs), have been in use since the 1970s. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has revealed an 83% decrease in electrocutions since then, and the National Electric Code [...]

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 [...]