When to Fix-It-Yourself and When to Call an Electrician

4 Ways To Save Money On Your Electric Bill

Posted by on Jul 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Save Money On Your Electric Bill

Many families struggle with being able to afford their monthly electric bill. Fortunately though, there are many different ways that you can reduce the cost of this bill.  1. Clean Your Dryer’s Lint Filter  You should try and make sure that you always take a few moments to clean your dryer’s lint filter whenever you dry a load of laundry. Keeping the filter clean will help your dryer perform much more efficiently. You will be able to get your loads of laundry done much faster with a  clean filter which should help...

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Troubleshooting Frequent Issues With Electric Baseboard Heaters

Posted by on Jun 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting Frequent Issues With Electric Baseboard Heaters

Baseboard heaters are a popular home fixture in many homes, especially when a central HVAC installation would not be an economical feat. Even though these heaters are very effective at providing heat and will last for years without incident, they can have their fair share of problems. Here are a few of the most common issues you could have with the baseboard heaters that you have in your home and what you will need to do to make them work properly.  Problem: Heater kicks off intermittently throughout the day even though it has not...

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The Dangers Of Pet Hair

Posted by on Jun 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Dangers Of Pet Hair

You can tolerate the vet’s visits, the potty accidents, and the occasional yard-break from your dogs, especially when they cuddle up next to you with that loving look in their eyes. Yet no matter how much you adore them, you may find it hard to live with the problems their endless hair shedding brings.  Allergies The piles of dog hair alone are not what cause the sneezing, watery eyes, and respiratory problems — t’s the dander that comes with the hair. Your long-haired dog isn’t going to make you sicker than a...

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Redesign Electrical Cables For Computer Support

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Redesign Electrical Cables For Computer Support

Whether you need to redesign a home office to work as a tech center or rebuild a department for a large delivery of computer workstations, you need to evaluate your electrical capabilities. Accidental unplugging, awkwardly placed outlets and electrical overload can challenge your ability to run a reliable computer center. As you look through the desired area for improvements, consider a few ways that an electrician could help you with the new design. Loose And Poorly Placed Electrical Outlets Older electrical layouts have a few things that...

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Signs That Your Home Has An Outdated Electric Panel

Posted by on May 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Signs That Your Home Has An Outdated Electric Panel

Take a few minutes and think about all of the new technology advances that you can find by talking a quick walk through your home. How about that snazzy new appliance or all of the new gadgets and devices requiring electricity to stay charged? Consider the modern HVAC system you have or all of the new lighting. Now think about when your home was built and if any of these items would have been around. If you are like a lot of homeowners, your home is much older than the electrical objects that fill it and this could mean that you have an...

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About Me

Messing with electrical appliances and components is serious business. Hello, my name is George Tanner. I’m a retired electrician. I can’t even begin to tell you how many horror stories I heard over the years of working as an electrician. People who thought they could quickly fix something in their homes but never should have even tried. Some got hurt and others were lucky. My goal here is to provide you with some guidelines as to what electrical malfunctions are easily fixable by nearly any adult, and what you should never attempt on your own. One thing you are going to hear me stress more than once is that electrical components are not to be taken lightly. We protect our children from them; we also have to protect ourselves. I hope you find this blog to be helpful!i

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