How to Eliminate Drafts Around Electrical Outlets

Drafts in a home can be more than just unpleasant. They may be an indication of air leaks, which can lead to decreased energy-efficiency, and increased monthly expenditures. If you are feeling the chill or are simply tired of receiving high electricity bills, and you have already sealed around your doors and windows, checking your […]

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Childproofing with Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Electrical outlets form a major part of our everyday lives. You can find them in every room of your home. Lamps, phone charges, laptop cables, and power outlets all need to plugged into these outlets. Unfortunately, standard electrical outlets were not designed with children’s safety in mind, thus necessitating the need for childproofing – until […]

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DIY Electrical Repair?

Carrying out your own electrical work can be tempting. While DIY electrical repair may work out well when it comes to simpler projects, such as replacing a light switch or repairing a garbage disposal, larger projects require the expertise of a licensed electrician. A prime example of this is installing new wiring. Aside from the […]

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Common Electrical Problems

Why do my lights flicker? This problem can be caused by several factors including plugging in an appliance that temporary draws more power causing the lights to flicker. Flickering lights are also often indicative of a defective or loose light bulb. If replacing or tightening the bulb doesn’t solve the problem, it is best to […]

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Track Your Home Energy Use

With Home Energy Monitoring Systems We’ve mentioned home automation systems in previous blogs, such as “6 Innovative Ways to Make Your Home Smarter”, and “Home Automation Systems Save You Money”, for energy management. However, the big picture shows us that energy management is about so much more than just automating your thermostat, to meet your […]

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Selecting the Best Programmable Thermostat for Your Home

There are so many great programmable thermostats on the market today that choosing the best one can often be mind-bogglingly difficult. Selecting the best programmable thermostat for your home will be based on your individual needs: whether that’s self-learning, remote energy management or standard is entirely dependent on your preferences, schedule, and budget. The options, […]

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Licensed Electrical Contractor Hiring Tips

Electrical issues, such as faulty wiring, are to blame in more than 53,000 fires that happen in households across the United States. Because many different things can go wrong with electrical wiring, it is highly advised that you hire a licensed electrical contractor for any repairs, or additions to your home’s very high tech electrical […]

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