Save on Utilities

Oftentimes, many Texas families stare dejectedly at utility bills exceeding $100, $200 and sometimes more per month. According to 2014 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electricity bill in Texas is $137.39; among the highest in the nation. Water bills vary depending on city. This is because part of the state […]

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Making the Switch to LEDs

LEDs are extremely energy efficient, consuming 90% less power than incandescent bulbs, and lasting 50,000 times longer. Although these bulbs may have a higher initial cost than more traditional bulbs, like incandescent, the cost is quickly recouped over time in lower electricity costs. These bulbs are also made from non-toxic materials, generate virtually no heat, and are […]

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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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