2016

Two Tips To Help Keep Your Generator In Good Condition

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If for some reason your main electrical source goes out, a generator can be a godsend.  It keeps the lights on, and it can even help you save money by allowing your refrigerator to run so that your food doesn't perish.  However, because generators are typically only used during occasional emergency periods, it can be easy to neglect them and forget to perform those maintenance activities that can keep the unit in peak condition.

11 May 2016

Hire An Electrical Contractor To Help You Build A Home Theater Room

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If you're passionate about movies and enjoy nothing more than getting together with a group of your friends to watch the latest releases, you might be considering building some manner of a home theater room. Building such a room in your basement is about more than just placing a big-screen TV on a stand and setting a couch in front of it. By hiring a local electrical contractor, you can truly make the room come to life and host some outstanding movie-watching parties.

9 May 2016

Saving On Your Energy Bills This Summer: Tips For You

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As a homeowner, when the summer months are swiftly approaching, you may begin to wonder if there are ways you will be able to save money on your home energy bills. Before you resign yourself to another year of astronomically high energy bill costs, get to know some of the ways that you can lower your energy bills so that you can invest your money in other, more enjoyable ways.

9 May 2016

Residential Electricity 101: Why Is A Breaker Tripping And How To Stop It From Happening

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If you were sitting quietly reading a book and heard a circuit breaker trip in your home's power panel, then you need to be concerned. Circuit breakers trip as a safety precaution when there is some sort of power irregularity detected within its circuit. Since electricity-gone-wrong can cause a house fire or death by electrocution, it is vital that you locate the cause of the electrical problem and take the necessary steps to fix the issue immediately.

5 May 2016

Ready To Spruce Up Your Bare Concrete Slab Behind Your House? What To Know

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If the only definitive thing in your back yard is a slab of concrete, and you don't have anything else to enjoy the outdoors, it's time to spruce up your exterior space. You can turn the outdoors into a great spot to enjoy your family and spend time, and you just need to add a few key features to your existing patio. Here are a few of the things you'll want to consider adding.

30 April 2016

4 Ways To Use Passive Designs To Save And Reduce Your Energy Consumption

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Passive energy solutions can be a great way to reduce your energy needs and start your journey towards energy freedom.  When you think of passive energy, you may think of heating your home with sunlight or cooling your home with ventilation. There are also ways that passive energy can be used in the electrical design of your home. This can be done with the addition of automation and minimal features for renewable energy.

28 April 2016

Three Reasons You Should Have An Electrical Inspection In The Middle Of House Building

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If you are building or renovating a house, there is a lot going on at once. You will likely have contractors of all types getting together the framing of your house, performing drywalling, setting up or blocking landscaping, or performing the electrical wiring. In the of the project or a little bit before your home is completely put together, you should hold off on the work and have an electrical inspection.

26 April 2016

Safety Tips For Home Electrical Repairs

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If you are a homeowner, you likely want to be sure that you keep the electrical system in your home working as well as possible. Here are some tips for home electrical repair to make sure that you are able to keep everything working as easily as possible. 1. Tripped Circuit Breaker You might be charging your phone, working on your laptop, and watching television when all of these items stop working, as well as the lights.

25 April 2016

5 Simple Ways To Slash Your Home's Electric Heating Bill

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Even though it is easy to appreciate the benefits of enjoying a warm home with the push of a button thanks to your electric heat, it is anything but enjoyable when those big electric bills start rolling in for the winter season. If you want to see a difference in how much energy it takes to keep your home warm, there are a handful of changes that should be made. Here are five simple ways to slash your home's electric heating bill when the colder months of the year roll back around.

25 April 2016

How To Get Your Home Ready For Summer Storms

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While many people think about winter being the season for inclement weather, there are also quite a few storms that occur in the summer. Depending on where you live, you may deal with hurricanes, flash floods, tornadoes, or other types of storms. The following tips will help get you prepared.  Have Your Portable Generator Inspected A common thing that occurs when there is a bad storm is that the power goes out.

22 April 2016