Though you almost definitely have your holiday lights in place already, if you decorate for the season, it's never too late to take into account some holiday decoration electrical safety tips so that you and your family are safe until that decor is put away again. Keep in Mind These Electrical Safety Tips Where did [...]
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Winter is here, and if you don't currently own a functional home generator, it might be time to make the investment for your family. Snowstorms and blizzards can cause extensive failure of the power grid. Families that have needs for continuous electrical supply, such as elderly with in-home care, or families with newborn babies, will [...]
When it comes to power outages, every household should have a plan in place to keep things running as smoothly as possible. This can be a stressful time, particularly if you don’t have a home generator, so learn what steps to take when the lights go out in order to avoid the worst of the [...]
It can be disturbing to realize that your electrical outlets are heating up. Many home fires are reported to be caused by overheated or shorted outlets and appliances. In fact, according to United States Fire Association (USFA), electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans and injure 2,305 more each year. [...]
There are a lot of potential electrical issues that you may face in your home, office, or elsewhere. If you’ve never encountered them before, you may not know how to respond when they appear, but this could mean safety issues if left unattended to. For example, if your outlets are producing sparks, do you know [...]
Perfect lighting in a home setting can be a constant struggle. But did you know that adding dimmer switches to your light fixtures can allow you to increase or decrease the amount of light in a room? A dimmer light switch restricts the current flowing to a light bulb resulting in a low lighting range. [...]
There is a lot of power in use this time of year, which is fairly obvious. Holiday lights (inside, outside, on the walls, on the tree) and increased kitchen usage are just two big reasons why holiday electrical use is much higher than other times of year. There’s a lot going on in these few [...]
Everyone knows the “winter blues,” that time of year when the skies are gray and the leaves are falling. For many, it’s a time to sit by a fire and enjoy the coziness of early nights and chilly days. For those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, however, winter blues are a real thing and a [...]
In late 2017 moving into 2018, there’s no question that LED light bulbs are the modern standard, and that they aren’t going away anytime soon. Though bulb and lighting technology have developed over time, have changed dramatically in the past hundred years, LEDs have the kinds of benefits that set the bar for all other [...]
Sometimes referred to as the energy assessment, an energy audit can assist in finding out the areas that consume much of your heating budget. It shows how a home utilizes its energy, including areas where it could be wasted at, to enable homeowners to make informed upgrades. The energy audits tests can include a thermographic [...]