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March 15, 2018

How GFCI Outlet Installation can Keep You Safe

Protect Against Electrical Shock with GFCI Outlets

Electrical shocks are extremely dangerous. Depending on the severity of the shock, you can be seriously injured. Electrical shocks can also be a fire hazard. Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs for short, work to directly prevent the likelihood of electrical shock. Fitted into your electrical outlets, the added safety drastically decreases the chances of harmful shocks or fires. You will have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones and home have extra ... Read More
February 28, 2018

Signs Your Home Needs Rewiring

Wiring is a vital part of any home. Ensuring that those wires are in good shape are just as important. A large percentage of home electrical fires involve outlets and receptacles and interior home wiring. Because of the potential for a hazardous situation, it's important to know the signs of a problem before it can escalate. Here are ways to notice if your wiring at home is suffering from lack of attention and renovation.

Warning Signs

There are numerous indicators that if ... Read More
February 14, 2018

Benefits of Surge Protection

Did you know that lightning during a storm can harm the electricity and electrical appliances in your home? Any energy spike can cause a power surge, but it's especially common when you add lightning to the mix. A power surge causes the electricity in your home to spike. The surge is typically brief - less than a second. Even though its so quick, it can result in serious damages to your home and appliances. In a worst-case scenario, surges can even ... Read More
February 8, 2018

Troubleshooting Common Electrical Problems

Sooner or later, every homeowner encounters some common electrical problems. Of course, you should never try to fix your home’s wiring yourself, as this is a highly complicated system that only a licensed and experienced electrician should repair. However, it’s helpful to know about common electrical problems to see if you can troubleshoot them yourself or if you need to call a professional. The following areas are where you're likely to experience these issues in your home.


Faulty Light Switch: Common ... Read More
January 19, 2018

Four Benefits of Professional Smoke and CO Detector Installation

In the U.S., a fire department responds to reports of a fire just over once a minute. In addition, every 135 minutes, a life is lost in a fire. Over 400,000 Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning that isn’t caused by a fire, and more than 20,000 people visit the emergency room. These are scary statistics — and the last thing you want is for you and your family to be among them. That’s why it’s worth considering professional smoke ... Read More
November 21, 2017

Seven Electrical Panel Preparation Tips for Winter

Electrical panel preparation is extremely useful before the winter hits. Your HVAC system uses a lot of energy, which means you’ll need a properly functioning electrical panel in order to stay warm and cozy this winter season. Just like your plumbing or roof, your electrical panel needs maintenance in order to be prepared and remain damage-free when the snow starts to accumulate.

How Electrical Panel Preparation Can Prevent Your Electrical Panel From Malfunctioning

Nobody wants to deal with a damaged electrical panel ... Read More
November 7, 2017

How to Prepare Your Winter Landscape Lighting

Winter Landscape lighting should be prepared as the cold winter months move in. You’ve likely begun to prepare your home and outdoor property. Dropping temperatures can certainly take a toll on your outdoor appliances. Shrubs can be wrapped, fountains can be turned off, but have you considered your outdoor lighting? Your landscape lighting is an important feature of your home. As the days get shorter, they are needed more. It helps to guide you in the dark, preventing potentially harmful falls. ... Read More
October 4, 2017

Find the Power: Considerations Before Installing Surge Protectors

Installing surge protectors can prevent the power of storms from damaging your electronics. Every year storms cause power surges that can potentially cause damage to your central A/C unit. Lightning can severe effect your electrical system. If that's not enough, surges can come from inside the home such as from older equipment. If you're interested in protecting your home and gaining a greater peace of mind this year, you might want to consider whole-home surge protection.

Risks of not Installing Surge ... Read More

September 26, 2017

10 Electrical Enhancements to Consider This Fall

Electrical enhancements are the best expense a homeowner can make! Why wait and let your home's electrical become outdated? Procrastination can be one of the most expensive lessons first-time homebuyers will ever learn. You may end up spending ample amounts of cash on repairs and maintenance if you wait too long. Outdated electrical systems, for example, increase the risk of electrical fires and shock.  If your electrical system is incapable of handling everyday household use, you'll probably experience in-home inconveniences ... Read More
September 25, 2017

Don’t Blow a Fuse in Your Life: Why You Need Service Panel Upgrades

Service panel upgrades should not be something a homeowner neglects to do. If you’re like most homeowners, you haven’t put a lot of thought into your home’s electrical panel.  In many older homes, however, the electrical panel can wear out and need to be replaced just like a household appliance.  If your electrical panel is showing signs of needing to be replaced, then it’s time to get a new panel that can upgrade the efficiency of your home and bring ... Read More