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Troubleshooting A Defective Electrical Outlet

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting A Defective Electrical Outlet

Outlets are an important part of your home electrical system, providing spaces where you can plug in anything from electrical appliances to lamps. If you have a problem with an electrical outlet, you may be able to fix it without having to replace the entire outlet. In this article, you will learn simple ways to troubleshoot and fix a defective electrical outlet.  Check the simple things If you notice an outlet is not working, there are several things you should check before attempting any serious repairs or replacements. First, ensure...

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4 Ways To Help Avoid An Electrical Fire In Your Home

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Help Avoid An Electrical Fire In Your Home

A house fire can result in the annihilation of your home and all of its contents. Many house fires are caused by electrical issues within the home. Here are a few measures that you can take to help lessen the chance of your house being destroyed due to an electrical fire: Watch for signs of electrical overload. If the lights in your home flicker when a new device is plugged into a nearby outlet, it is likely that your wiring is not designed to handle the electrical load that it is carrying. In addition to flickering lights, you may notice...

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Two Tips To Help You Get An Affordable Generator

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Tips To Help You Get An Affordable Generator

Purchasing a backup generator is an important way for you to make sure that your family is not left completely in the dark should a power outage occur.  However, as much as you may wish to buy a generator, you may think that it’s just too expensive to fit into your budget.  With some large generators costing as much as $15,000 dollars, with additional money needed for installation, they can definitely break the bank.  Use this information to learn about two tips that can help you get the affordable generator that you...

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3 Ways To Save Energy In Your Home

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Save Energy In Your Home

Just about everyone wants to save money anywhere they can. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do around your own home to start cutting back on the amount of money you spend each month. Take a look at the following ways to start saving energy around your home today. Go solar. One of the best ways to start cutting back on your energy usage for the present and the future is to install solar panels on your roof. These panels work to harvest energy during the day when the sun is out. The panels store the energy for you to use later on...

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Three Times That It’s Necessary To Hire An Electrical Contractor

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Times That It’s Necessary To Hire An Electrical Contractor

You might be comfortable performing a variety of jobs around your home, but those related to your electrical system are generally best to leave for an expert. The concern with the average homeowner performing an electrical job is two-fold — you might hurt yourself and you might do something that leads to a fire. These are good enough reasons for arrange for an electrical contractor to visit your home and take care of the work for you. Here are three common household electrical issues that should prompt you to call an electrical...

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Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home’s Electrical System

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home’s Electrical System

When spring arrives, it is common for people to perform a variety of upgrades and cleaning projects to their homes. However, it is common for some homeowners to overlook their electrical systems during these projects. In particular, the following couple of simple projects can help your home’s electrical systems avoid problems, and they will not take much time or effort for you to complete. Clean Dust Your Breaker Box Your home’s breaker box is the control system for all of the electrical wiring in your home. However, you may not...

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How To Know If You Need To Call In A Licensed Electrician For Your Home

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Know If You Need To Call In A Licensed Electrician For Your Home

As a homeowner, it is very important to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that tell you that it is time to call in a skilled electrician. To help you spot these signs, you will want to review the following points.  The Electrical Panel Is Feeling Warm The metal on your electrical panel should never feel warm to the touch. It should be room temperature or have a slight chill to it depending on its location in your home, such as in your basement. If you find that the metal surrounding the breakers is a little warm, or even...

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Stay Warm And Save Money: “Radiant” Home Remodeling Ideas

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stay Warm And Save Money: “Radiant” Home Remodeling Ideas

Renovating your home is about building for the future. Regardless of how old your house might be, a renovation can make it feel new and fully functional for modern living. Improving your home’s energy efficiency can help you stay warmer during the winter, while cutting your heating bills in the process. Here are just a few energy efficient wrinkles you can incorporate into your home renovation plans: Radiant Floor Heating (RFH) You probably learned that heat rises when you were in elementary school. This basic thermodynamic...

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Three Electrical Upgrades To Prepare Your Home For Automation Improvements

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Electrical Upgrades To Prepare Your Home For Automation Improvements

With all the modern appliances and devices available today, you may want to consider integrating them into the design of your home. There are many things that can be done with home automation, such as controlling lighting, appliances and mechanical systems. You can also have these systems connected to a home network. Doing these things will often require improvements to the electrical wiring in your home. Here are some electrical improvements that you may want to consider to prepare your home for automation: 1. Wiring For Home Networking One...

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Some Job Options You’ll Have As A Licensed Electrician

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Job Options You’ll Have As A Licensed Electrician

Before you can apply for a state license to work as an electrician, you have to work as an apprentice for a certain number of hours as determined by your state. You’ll also need to complete specified classroom courses and learn the National Electrical Code. Each area of job specialization has its own requirements as far as education and work experience goes, so you should consider what type of work you want to do before you undertake studies to get your license (from an outlet such as Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater...

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