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November 30, 2018

Seven Common Electrical Issues that Pop Up During the Holidays

The holidays are here which means your house is probably consuming more electricity than it normally does. With all the lights strung up and the furnace constantly running, there’s a good chance you’ll run into an electrical problem. Whether it’s bad wiring, a damaged appliance, or a power surge, electrical problems can happen at any time. The good news is that while there is a list of common electrical issues, there are also solutions to ensure your home stays lit ... Read More
November 26, 2018

Keep Your Holiday Lights Shining Bright With a Generator

The holiday season can put a lot of strain on your home. It’s the time of the year when your furnace and water heater work the hardest, keeping your home warm and comfortable. Preparing for the upcoming snow and frigid temperatures, however, requires more than routine maintenance, but a backup generator.

How a Portable Generator Can Help Keep Your Holidays Warm and Festive

While there is plenty of home maintenance to concern with during the winter season, such as your heating system ... Read More
September 15, 2018

What You Need to Know About Electrical Code Compliance

If you’re upgrading your home’s electrical system or about to start a remodeling project, then it’s important to be aware of electrical code compliance requirements. Electrical codes are specifically designed to set a safety standard that minimizes the chances of injuries and property damage due to electrical shock, faults, or fires. In other words: While complying with electrical codes might seem like a hassle, it’s an investment in your and your family’s safety. Of course, due to increased household power consumption ... Read More
August 31, 2018

Five Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Smoke and CO Detectors

Safety is a big priority, which means every home needs a functioning smoke and co detector. Maintaining your home can be overwhelming to the point that it’s easy to forget about your detectors in the first place, but like any appliance, they too need routine maintenance. House fires can be devastating, causing a great deal of property damage and putting you and your household at risk. Some easy maintenance ensures your smoke and co detectors do their job and keep ... Read More
August 15, 2018

Common Electrical Issues Most Homeowners Experience

Whether you're a home owner or a business owner, chances are that you've experienced electrical problems at one time or another. Whether it’s bad wiring, a damaged appliance, or a power surge, electrical problems can happen at any time. The good news is that while there is a list of common electrical issues, there are also solutions to ensure your home stays lit and safe this year. Here are the most common electrical problems that homeowners experience:  Flickering Lights Read More
July 30, 2018

Battery Powered or Hardwired – Which Smoke and CO Detector is Best?

There are some things that we don't have much control over in our homes - like a fire or carbon monoxide leak. Of course you can take safety precautions, but your home may still be at risk! You can lessen the likelihood of these unfortunate and dangerous events in your home with a smoke and CO detection system. Some models are battery powered, while others are hard wired. If you are unsure which system is best for your home, here's ... Read More
July 16, 2018

Common Light Bulb Issues and the Benefits of Switching to LED Lights

Do you have flickering lights or switches that don’t work? If you are currently experiencing problems with your electricity, it’s important to troubleshoot. Sure, these issues could indeed be the result of a malfunction within your electrical system. They could also be a sign that you have a much simpler problem – that you are in need of a new light bulb. If so, be sure to check out the benefits of LED lights before you shop! Electrical problems should never ... Read More
June 15, 2018

Why Choose A Home Backup Generator vs. A Home Battery Backup?

5 Reasons to Choose a Home Backup Generator Over a Home Battery Backup

Finding the right backup power source for you home can be a tough investigation. With so many different options in a very abundant market, the everyday consumer can become easily overwhelmed. Any time your home loses power, you’re going to want a power source that can keep the appliances in your house operational, from the refrigerator to the microwave to the washing machine. ... Read More
May 31, 2018

Troubleshooting Common Light Bulb Issues

Do you have flickering lights or switches that don’t work? If you are currently experiencing problems with your electricity, it’s important to troubleshoot. Sure, these issues could indeed be the result of a malfunction within your electrical system. They could also be a sign that you have a much simpler problem – that you are in need of a new light bulb. Electrical problems should never be taken lightly, but you can avoid paying for unnecessary services down the line by ... Read More
May 17, 2018

Lighting that Looks Great and Helps to Keep You Safe

Where Curb Appeal Meets Safety

Who said outdoor and landscape lighting options need to be strictly for looks? If you already have outdoor lighting, or you are considering an installation, you should know that it's doing more than just lighting up your home! Not only is your outdoor lighting illuminating your home, it's keeping you safe as well. Here are some of the ways that your outdoor lighting is keeping you safe.
  • Exterior lights. What do you do if you hear something ... Read More