Kitchen Lighting Tips That Create Ambiance

A well-lit work area is a safety essential in a kitchen. Lighting can also be used to create ambiance. The key to good kitchen lighting is to rely on a cast of lighting sources and to layer your lights, mixing ambient (overall), task, and accent or decorative lighting with natural light. Consider Your Space The …

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Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

There are many reasons why you might need to upgrade your electrical panel. The age of your home, appliances not working correctly or your lights flickering frequently could all be signs that it is time to upgrade. Check out this article from abchomeandcommercial.com which highlights many reasons why it may be time to upgrade your …

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Why Upgrade To A 200 AMP Electric Panel

What is the difference between a 100 AMP electric panel and a 200 AMP electric panel? The physical difference between your average 100-amp panel and 200-amp panel is that your 200-amp panel will have more space available typically, which means you can fit more breakers into the panel and the panel will be able to …

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Proper Attic Ventilation With An Attic Fan

It may seem counter-productive to have your attic full of insulation and then add attic vents. However, the vents are needed so that a natural flow of outdoor air to ventilate the attic helps keep it cold in the winter, which reduces the potential for ice damming. Additionally, there are benefits in the summer as …

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What is the difference between a whole house fan & an attic fan?

Whole house fans Whole house fans are specifically designed to cool your home at night using the outside air. They are best suited for dry climates, where the temperature drops down at night. When should you turn on a whole-house fan? The answer depends on your climate and your comfort range. The outdoor temperature should …

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The Benefits of Smart Lighting in the Home

Home lighting can be the design feature in your home to make it more functional an enjoyable. However, in the past, there weren’t as many options as there are now. Additionally, Smart lighting can be controlled using various smartphones, tablets and even desktop computers. The best feature smart homes and smart lighting systems provide is …

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Pool & Hot Tub Electrical Safety

As you know, water and electricity don’t mix. That’s why electrical safety is so important when dealing with swimming pools & hot tubs. Pools and spas come in every shape and size, and most require some electrical equipment to maintain water quality, power lights, run pumps, etc. These electrical installations must be done according to the electrical …

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Electrical Panel Potential Problems

Electrical wires are designed to carry certain amounts of electricity.  The larger the wire, the more current it can carry.  If a wire gets too much current flowing through it, it can overheat and cause a fire.  Breakers and fuses limit the amount of current an electrical wire must handle.  When the amount of current …

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It’s Almost Spring and Time to Consider Installing Outside Lights!

Outdoor lights improve safety A dark property poses several safety risks for you, your family and visitors. When walkways and stairs are not lit properly, it’s hard to see where you’re going and spot any obstacles in your path. Falls can occur, which can be severe. Another benefit of exterior lighting, besides aesthetic qualities, are …

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