Have you ever wanted to put up holiday lights but were afraid to do so because you worried that you'd start a fire if it started to snow and the cord got wet? Or, is the idea of having a travel trailer in your backyard enticing but the thought of providing power to it for your in-law's extended two-week vacation a bit intimidating? If you have ever wondered how to temporarily supply power to an outdoor location safely with an extension cord, here are 3 tips that will set your mind at ease.
11 August 2015
Electrical problems can occur in your home at any time, but one of the most common is a power surge. When you experience one, sensitive electrical equipment can possibly be damaged. To protect your equipment, it is important that you understand why it occurs and what you can do to reduce damage. What Is at Risk? When a power surge occurs, your computers, security systems, and even garage door opener is at risk.
27 July 2015
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.
8 July 2015
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.
26 June 2015
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 danderthat comes with the hair.
19 June 2015
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.
22 May 2015
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.
18 May 2015
American homes are full of devices, appliances, and tools that love to consume electricity. In most newer homes a breaker panel acts as a control center for the various electrical pathways in the house. Of course, like all electrical parts it's possible for an individual breaker to wear out. Replacing a breaker is relatively simple (essentially a matter of removing the old one and plugging in a new one) and can instantly improve your panel's function.
20 April 2015
Your electric panel is used to control the electricity throughout your entire home, so it's obviously a very important component of your wiring system. If you're like many homeowners, however, you might not pay much attention to your electric panel or whether or not it is in good condition. What you should know is that an older electric panel that is in need of an upgrade can pose a serious threat to you, your family members and your home.
19 April 2015
The circuit breaker panel for your home plays a huge role in ensuring that electricity is safely and properly distributed through the wires in your home. If your circuit breaker panel is having issues or is in poor repair, it is important to contact an electrician to fix the problem. Living with a circuit breaker panel that needs to be replaced can be very dangerous, and it can eventually damage your electrical system, which can result in needing expensive electrical work.
17 April 2015