Warning Signs That Your Home Electrical Wiring May Cause a Fire

U.S. fire departments responded to 45,210 home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction between 2010 and 2014, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires resulted in 420 deaths, 1,370 injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage each year. Many home electrical fires, however, can be prevented if you’re able to …

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Staying Safe At Home-Electricity Safety Tips

Even though electricity is commonplace, there is still quite a bit of danger associated with improper use. Carefully observe all safety measures when using electricity to keep yourself – and your family – safe. Appliances Appliances are an integral part of every household, from a simple electric clock to the microwave oven. These safety tips can help …

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6 Tips to Conserve Electrical Energy During Summer

With a little preparation, you can manage your energy use wisely and cut down on your bill. We’ve shared 6 tips below that will help you use less energy in the summer and save you valuable money on your utilities. 1. Be Smart with Your Thermostat It feels good to blast the AC after getting …

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Summertime Electrical Problems & Recommendations

We have become so highly dependent upon electricity in our daily lives that a power outage is debilitating to most of us. From the simple loss of lighting to more pressing issues like our food spoiling and suffering from the indoor heat or cold—the level of inconvenience experienced when the electricity goes out is beyond …

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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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