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Up To Code: A Few Tips When Building A Home

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When building a home, especially if it is your first, there are a lot of legal regulations that you might not be aware of. The electrical wiring in your home is one example. Wherever you live, there will be an electrical code that your home’s wiring must meet before it can be passed off by the home inspector. This can be a tedious process if you are working with an inexperienced or non-certified electrician. Read More»

Indoor Sparklers And Firecrackers: Replacing Damaged Outlets And Electrical Cords

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While sparklers and firecrackers can provide a great deal of amusement during outdoor Independence Day celebrations, your electrical system shouldn’t spark or pop under normal use. Damaged outlets and plugs or loose wires can pose the threat of serious injury or fire, and should be repaired or replaced as soon as the problem is observed. Removing a sparking outlet If an outlet sparks or crackles when a plug is inserted, a wire may have come loose or the outlet itself could be defective. Read More»

3 Ways To Help Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home

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Finding ways to help your air conditioner cool your home is a great way to reduce your energy usage and save yourself quite a lot of money in the process. Listed below are three ways to help your air conditioner cool your home: Use Vent Attachments One option you can consider when trying to keep your home cool with your central air conditioner is to use vent attachments. Vent attachments are typically plastic pieces that are either attached directly to the vent or that slide over the vent in order to direct airflow. Read More»

Creating The Perfect Studio Space: Electrical Services That May Be Useful To You

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As an artist, you are always looking for ways to get more light (and more functions) into your work space. Try as you might, it is not always possible to get natural light to do your bidding. That said, you have to rely on light provided via electricity. There are few other services that could make your studio a perfect work space too. Here are some electrical services that may be of assistance to you as an artist. Read More»

What Mistakes Could Hurt The Audio And Video Aspects Of Your Home Theater System?

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A home theater system that has been properly installed can provide hours of enjoyment for you and your family. However, if every component of the system is not correctly installed, problems can ensue. If you are installing your home theater system, here are a few installation missteps that could impact the audio and video quality.   Failing to Adjust the Picture  Regardless of how much you paid for your television, if it is not properly balanced, the picture quality could be poor. Read More»

Are Your Electronics Protected From Home Electrical Failure?

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Computers, televisions, video game consoles, entertainment centers, and all kinds of big ticket electronics need a safe environment to keep your investment far away from expensive repairs and time-consuming warranty problems. A stable mounting area, freedom from water spilling dangers, and a convenient location for entertainment are important, but too many people overlook electrical quality. It’s easy to do, since many of the problems are hidden behind the walls or hard to see, but a few inspection, repair, and upgrade points can help you understand the risks while knowing what an electrician can do to help. Read More»

Have an Electrician Inspect Your Home

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Being able to flip on a light is pretty incredible when you stop and think about it. There are many different ways that electricity is generated. However, if you are dealing with electrical mishaps, then you most likely have something wrong with the electrical wiring in your home. The wire issues can arise for almost any reason, and unfortunately they can be absolutely devastating. Electrical fires account for almost 51,000 home fires each year. Read More»

Electric Generators: Lifesavers For The Handicapped When The Power Goes Out

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If you or a loved one are dependent upon one or more home medical devices to keep you alive and/or mobile within the confines of your home, you may be filled with dread when the summer storm season approaches. Overall aging and deterioration of the nation’s electrical grid has led to ever lengthening intervals before power can be restored after outages. This leaves handicapped individuals who live in more remote areas particularly vulnerable. Read More»

Innovative Tips For Neat Electrical And Communication Cabling

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One of the major differences between a professional electrician and a DIY guy is that the latter is more likely to leave untidy cables after an installation. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can use to hide your electrical or communication cables so that they don’t create such an eyesore. Here are some of the tips: Clip Your Cables in Place Having cables hanging all over the place is both dangerous and unsightly. Read More»

Prepared For Power Outages? 4 Reasons You Should Upgrade To A Standby Generator

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You never know when the power is going to go out. If you live in an area that experiences hurricanes and tornadoes, you could face power outages quite often. Unfortunately, if you’re not prepared for those outages, you could be left powerless until utility companies can restore service to your area. Even if you have a portable generator, you might not have sufficient power to get you through the storm. That’s where a permanent generator comes in handy. Read More»