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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The Importance of Electrical Safety Inspections

Our electrical systems run quietly in the background, inside the walls and ceiling of our homes, allowing us to power a great variety of modern-day comforts. Our smartphones, our laptops, the Internet, our heating systems, our televisions, our kitchen stoves and refrigerators are all powered by electricity. Most of us, myself included, would be lost […]

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Easy Fall Prep

The upcoming arrival of fall represents many things to many different people. For children it means apple picking, hayrides, and trick-or-treating. For men it means the NFL – enough said. For women it means seasonal delicacies, new styles, and tall boots. Fall also means the return of seasonal favorites, family traditions, and spending time with […]

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Easy Steps To an Energy-Efficient Refrigerator

In terms of home appliances and energy use, the refrigerator is one culprit that often leads to high utility bills, when compared with other home appliances. You can calculate your refrigerator’s annual energy use by clicking here. Today’s models are fortunately 60 percent more energy efficient than they were in years’ past. The following easy […]

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