Did you know some electronics are dirtier than the toilet seat? Gadgets accumulate dust, grease, bacteria, and more. According to a study conducted by the London School of Hygiene, which involved testing random phones, 92% of them were carrying disease-causing bacteria. With that in mind, let us look at the best ways to clean electronics. [...]
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Electricity provides us with convenience and stability, among other things. We often don't stop to consider the mundane components surrounding us that help make electricity a part of our everyday lives. Electrical outlets are a prime example of items which we may overlook and take for granted. Even more importantly, a better understanding of them [...]
It's no secret that our electrical devices have become an extension of ourselves. Today people can not live without cell phones, TVs, laptops, or tablets. Each of these items eventually becomes electronic waste if they are not traded in or properly recycled, and that's a problem. Learn how to properly recycle electronics with the following [...]
A power surge occurs when briefs jolts of high electrical voltage run through your home's wiring. Overloaded outlets or circuits and damaged or exposed wiring cause surges. Surges can also be caused by lightning strikes and power outages. Power surges can damage your electrical outlets, appliances, and electronics and ultimately may cause dangerous electrical fires. [...]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Tim Kyle is donating a percentage of our residential jobs to the fight against breast cancer for the month of October. We will also be wearing pink shoe covers while in customers’ homes to show our support. […]
Of all the electrical outlets in use around the home, outdoor outlets are among the most vulnerable. Because of their constant exposure to changing weather conditions, outdoor outlets can be a safety hazard. Consequently, failure to properly protect these outlets will result in damage to your home or to your person. Outdoor Outlets Safety for [...]
You almost certainly know where your home's breaker panel is. You also probably have a rough idea of what it does, but its exact workings might still be a mystery. A breaker panel's setup should be simple to understand. If this not the case, then an experienced electrician can make a panel easier to navigate. What [...]
Periodically, every home should have an electrical safety inspection. Protect your home and family against the risk of fire or electrical shock by taking the following steps, and contact Tim Kyle Electric to handle this and all other home electricity-related tasks. When to Schedule an Electrical Safety Inspection Schedule an electrical safety inspection when buying [...]
Tim Kyle Electric was voted Carroll's Best Electrical Contractor of 2018! For the 18th year, Tim Kyle Electric has been voted as Carroll's Best Electrical Contractor of Carroll County, Maryland. We are honored and proud to have served the Carroll County community since 1986. THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible by voting [...]
Considered the wave of the future, LED lighting provides an ultimate solution to the energy efficiency headache. However, LED lighting still has to wrestle with scores of myths and misconceptions. Some potential users are still in the dark on why LEDs are a better choice. Myths of LED Lighting Myth #1: LEDs are too costly. The [...]