What To Do When The Power Goes Out

November 1, 2019

Electricity. It’s something you don’t really think about… until it’s not available to you. Then you realize just how much you rely on electricity! When a big storm blows in and the lights start flickering and go out—suddenly you’re not sure what to do! Well, we’re here to help with some great tips about what to do when the power goes out, and how to maintain your family’s safety and comfort. #1. Make Sure Everyone Is Safe If you have a family member who might be uncomfortable or in danger because they can’t see, get to them and help them...

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How Well Do You Know THIS About Your Home?

November 1, 2019

Does your HVAC system seem mysterious to you? Don’t worry! We’re here to help with this great article that will give the low-down on how it works. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It’s 3 systems in one (although not all homes have all 3 systems in place). ⦁ There’s the Heating System, which is the furnace. It draws in fresh air, heats it and pushes that air through a filter and out into your house. Some homes have electric heat, others have oil heat and others have natural gas. ⦁ There’s the Air Conditioning System, which is...

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Will You Be Cold Or Comfortable This Winter?

October 1, 2019

Fall is here… Winter is coming… will you be warm and comfortable through it all? A properly running HVAC system can mean the difference between comfort and discomfort in your home. After all, you invested in a furnace or HVAC system so the following article will help you maximize your investment. You can enjoy a warm, worry-free home through the fall and winter when you use these tips to maintain your HVAC system. Air Vents Locate all the vent and air exchange covers in your home and ensure they are free of dust and debris, and are not blocked by...

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5 Ways To Save Money On Your Power Bill

September 24, 2019

Your power bill can be pretty expensive, right? With all the other bills that arrive in the mailbox each month, you wonder if it will ever stop. We all need a break from the rising bills! Well, we’re here to help you with some great tips and advice to lower your electrical power bill. (And the best part is, these tips are easy to implement right away and most of them can be done at little or no cost, so you can start saving money even on your very next power bill!) Money-Saving Tip #1. Shut Off The Lights. This...

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A/C Tips From The Pros To Help You Stay Cool!

July 1, 2019

Is your central air conditioning failing to battle the heat and keep you cool inside? If you turn down the thermostat to 75 degrees, is the air conditioner able to cool down to that temperature or does it work all day slowly getting there? We have three tips to cooler central air conditioning in your home, and two of them are do-it-yourself. 1. Call in an HVAC service tech once a year If you want your air conditioner to keep your house cool for many summers to come, the best thing you can do is have an HVAC service tech...

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What Type Of Wiring Do You Have?

July 1, 2019

You upgrade your TV from time to time. You upgrade your phone from time to time. You upgrade your car from time to time. But when was the last time you even looked at the wires inside your walls and considered whether they needed to be upgraded? Technology changes and yes, it has even changed with the wires in your home! If your home was built in the 1970s or earlier, you should have the wiring in your house examined. Even if there have been extensive upgrades to your home, it is not uncommon for people to overlook the electrical...

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AFCI’s (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters) and Your Home

December 16, 2017

Electricity is a powerful force that makes the modern world possible, but it’s important to respect this force and understand why it’s so crucial to keep it in the sockets where it belongs. One of the many ways to do this is through an arc fault circuit interrupter or AFCI. Most people are familiar with the idea of arcing and electricity. Common examples of this would be a bolt of lightning hitting the ground or electricity from a downed powerline shooting out to the ground. Basically, it’s a discharge between one point of conduction to another creating what looks like...

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GFCI’s (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters) and How They Keep You Safe

December 9, 2017

The modern world is powered by electricity. It makes our televisions glow, the radio work, and even helps keeps our homes warm. That said, electricity can also be dangerous, and it’s crucial that your home or business keep its circuits up to code to make sure everyone is safe. One of the most common devices used to do just that is a ground fault circuit interrupter or GFCI. This device has one purpose, to keep the electricity in the walls and wires where it belongs. A GFCI serves a simple purpose; it shuts off the flow of current when it...

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Smoke Detectors/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

October 26, 2017

When fire disasters occur, the consequences can be devastating. A fire outbreak can make you lose properties, goods, belongings worth millions of dollars. However, provided the fire can be detected on time, it can be quickly put off. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors ensure early warnings before a fire disaster. Once a fire starts in your commercial or residential building, before you know it, everything can be engulfed in flames. For this reason, it is crucial that you have working smoke detectors installed at every part of your building. In case you are looking for an electric company to...

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BEWARE OF OUTDATED PANELS OVERHEATING – Zinsco & Federal Pacific panels should be replaced!

October 19, 2017

There is the funny phrase of, “How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?” While it’s meant to be a joke for lack of intelligence, for an electrician, it can be a real battle. Any electrical job can be dangerous. The crossing of wires, the precaution needed to be used while handling electricity, the knowledge of what to do and what not to do, and the skills to know how to deal with it safely are all reasons why electrical issues and fixes should only be handled by a professional. ELECTRIC PANELS Electrical fixes go far and beyond...

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