9 Results for month: 08/2018

How Your Thermostat Habits Impact Your AC Efficiency

  We all recognize that beating the heat has a lot to do with using an air conditioner in an effective manner. However, it's unlikely that we think about how the thermostat, essentially the brain of the air conditioner, specifically impacts the effectiveness of the air conditioning quality, or how our use of the ... More

You’ve Got Electrical Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

  If the power keeps going out in one section of your home, the problem may be nothing more than a tripped circuit breaker, unless it keeps happening repetitively. There are two types of circuit interrupters in most homes: arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI), which provide fire protection, and ground fault circuit ... More

Electrical Outlets Information on Safety

Electrical Outlets Information on Safety Your electrician has to have an an electric plan in order to help you undertake major electricity projects. One common issue is the overuse of individual outlets by plugging in multiple adapters. Nowadays, most houses have a feature on their meter boxes that will turn off power to ... More

Do You Have the Right Outlets Installed in the Right Places?

Do You Have the Right Outlets Installed in the Right Places? When buying a home or doing renovations, it's important to double-check that the outlets in your house are installed correctly - and in the correct locations. It's also important to note the difference between GFCI and AFCI outlets, which do have different functio... More

Are You Making Any of These Home Security Mistakes?

Are You Making Any of These Home Security Mistakes? Many families are making potentially dangerous home security mistakes without realizing it, leaving them vulnerable to break-ins and other crime. Make sure you're not "hiding" spare keys outside, or leaving sheds, upstairs windows, or garages unsecured. Burglars often know ... More

PlugTail ROI: Four Ways it Will Save You Time and Money–Now and in the Future

PlugTail ROI: Four Ways it Will Save You Time and Money--Now and in the Future More and more businesses are utilizing the PlugTail™ brand in order to cut down on labor costs while providing their staff and customers with modern and user-friendly outlet options. The codes within the PlugTail™ system are easy to change when ... More

Electrical Wiring: Why This Job Requires a Pro

  It can be tempting to complete home maintenance projects in a DIY manner due to the high costs of hiring professional contractors, but doing so with electrical projects can lead to some highly dangerous conditions. Knowing that a professional has the proper credentials, as well as a good reputation within the local ... More

Is Aluminum Wiring Dangerous?

  From the 1960s to about 1972, builders and electricians experimented with aluminum wiring before starting to develop some better alloys for wiring purposes. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs came too late to prevent aluminum wiring from getting a very negative public image that killed consumer demand for it. Wires ... More

How to Stay Cool in a Summer Power Outage

How to Stay Cool in a Summer Power Outage Blackouts are unpredictable, and it’s best to prepare for them while the lights and AC are still on. Consider getting a generator to keep everything working for a while if the grid goes down. Generators can be enormously useful, although they take professional care in order to ... More