8 Results for month: 03/2019

5 ways to protect your home against a power surge

Power surges are more common than most people probably think. Power surges, nonetheless, are dangerous to homes because they can cause major damage to household electronics. There are ways to prevent power surges. First, it is important to invest in home-surge protection, such as a surge suppresser. Homeowners can also take ... More

Electrical Certification Programs Improve Maintenance and Safety

A skilled workforce is necessary to handle the risks of working with electrical equipment. Certification programs exist to help prepare this skilled workforce. These programs encompass training to ensure proficiency and keep workers up-to-date on new equipment and regulations. An individual should choose the right electrical ... More

Energy Trends to Watch in 2019

A number of different factors can influence electricity rates in the year ahead. Natural gas prices are one of the most critical indicators, since over a third of America’s electricity — a plurality among all power sources — is derived from natural gas. Gas prices spiked during the winter, but strong production ... More

The Ultimate Guide to Save on Utility & Household Bills

There are many ways you can save a lot on your monthly utility bills. Cutting the cord can save you a thousand dollars a year, and you don’t have to give up your shows because there are so many streaming devices (Roku, Apple TV, etc) and services (Netflix, Hulu and many more) out there. You can save a lot on electricity, ... More

Types of Home Security Services

Studies indicate that a home is burglarized approximately every 18 seconds. Simply being at home is not enough of a deterrent as nearly 1/3 of all home robberies occur when people are present and some include violence towards the owners as well. Home security systems appear to be the key to protecting your home from being ... More

Backup Generator or UPS for Your Business? A Look at the Pros and Cons

For many businesses, even a relatively short power outage can be disruptive, so you may want to get a generator or an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system to reduce your risk. Generators are easily obtained and come in a variety of types, but can also be noisy and require regular maintenance. UPS systems are essentially ... More

Tips Your Electrician Wants You to Know

Don’t ever try to perform major upgrades or repairs on your home’s electrical system by yourself — it’s just too dangerous to your life and your property. Without the expertise of a trained electrician, you could overload your power system and cause a fire or a power outage, or even electrocute yourself. Also, make ... More

The Top 5 Things To Check Before Calling An Electrician

Altering anything that has to do with your home's electrical system without the oversight of a professional can be highly dangerous, but there are a few things that you can safely check out yourself before you initially call one over. For instance, checking for a faulty socket can be done by simply removing your plug from one ... More