Do you have an electrical hum in your home that's driving you crazy? Is it from your electric system or something else? Find out more about what could be releasing a low-frequency humming noise in your home. Causes of Electrical Hums The quickest way to check is to shut off your circuit breakers. If you [...]
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Many people remodel their kitchens to better suit the needs of their family. When remodeling your kitchen, it's important that you don't overlook lighting installation. You want to make sure that your choices provide sufficient lighting in addition to their style and cost. Choosing the right kitchen lighting doesn't have to be difficult once you [...]
A circuit breaker is an automatic electrical switch that protects a circuit from damage when a large current surges through. More simply explained: whenever an electrical circuit has too much current flowing through it, the circuit breaker cuts power before damage occurs. It is an incredibly important mechanism and a necessary safety feature for your [...]
Older homes are a treasure because of their unique character and history. However, they usually require electrical updates and modernization for them to be livable by today's standards. If you are considering buying a house more than 50 years old, take note of some the common electrical issues in older homes. Knob and Tube Wiring [...]
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. It can be released from your oven, dryer, a fireplace, or even from a water heater without you even realizing it until you're already in trouble. That's why it's important to protect yourself from hidden dangers by investing in carbon monoxide [...]
Advances in technology have increased the intelligence of lighting systems. People can now easily communicate with their home's environment with just a touch of a mobile device or voice activation. Today's smart home lighting allows you to operate the lights in your home remotely. And if that isn't enough, smart lights can help save you [...]
Homeowners are typically aware of the common electrical dangers present in one's home. However, uncommon electrical dangers, like dust and overheating of wires, are not as obvious and can pose a great risk. Read on to find out more about potential electrical safety risks and how to safeguard against them. Common Electrical Dangers Common electrical [...]
Thinking about taking on some DIY electrical projects? With all of the available information and tips on the internet today, DIY projects are very tempting to try and save a little money. However, when it comes to electrical work, contacting your local electrician to get the job done is always the best choice. Electricians are [...]
Curb appeal is the impression your home makes when viewed from the street. An impressive curb appeal can increase the perceived value of your home, thus boosting its selling price. A homeowner can increase curb appeal with a well-maintained landscape and general up keep of the house. Another way to boost your curb appeal is [...]
Having smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be lifesaving. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of every five home fire deaths were in residences without smoke detectors. If that wasn't bad enough, almost 500 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year! Read on to learn why these detectors are essential in [...]