Updating a Fixer-Upper

Installing USB Outlets

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Installing USB Outlets

More and more of the devices that homeowners rely on for convenience and entertainment each day require access to an electrical charge. If you have cell phones, tablets, and other devices that charge using a USB cord, it can be beneficial to have outlets with a dedicated USB connection in order to avoid having these electrical devices monopolize the outlets in your home. Swapping out your existing outlets for ones with a USB port is a simple way to add to the convenience of your home. Here are three easy steps to follow to ensure you are able...

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4 Tips To Help Your Restaurant Save On Electricity

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips To Help Your Restaurant Save On Electricity

Operating a restaurant isn’t exactly cheap. This is true when it comes to everything from maintaining your food inventory to the money you spend each month on electrical usage. Finding ways to save money on the latter can offer some relief. If you want to keep your electrical costs lower, here are just some of the things you can do. Upgrade Your Lighting Particularly in your kitchen, consider upgrading the lights to light emitting diode bulbs, or LED. On the surface, these lights can generate a greater amount of illumination than...

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New Flooring In Your Bedroom? Perfect Time To Add Radiant Floor Heating

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Flooring In Your Bedroom? Perfect Time To Add Radiant Floor Heating

If you are getting new flooring in your bedroom, this would be the perfect time to add radiant floor heating. This will not only let you have warm, toasty feet each morning when you get out of bed, but can help keep your entire room warmer. Below is some more information about two types of radiant floor heating you can choose from. Electric Radiant Floor Heat With this type of radiant floor heating, the contractor will place radiant mats on the sub floor in your bedroom. The mats are then covered up with whatever you are using for your new...

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Electrical Inspection Safety Tips For Homeowners

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Electrical Inspection Safety Tips For Homeowners

When it comes to your home electrical system, safety always comes first. Even a small problem can result in an electrical shock or a fire hazard. As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to know how to do a basic electrical system inspection, as completing one each year helps ensure the safety of everyone in your home. The following are a few of the things you should be checking. Your circuit box The circuit or breaker box controls the electrical pathways for everything in your home – all wires go through this box. Most homes have a single box,...

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Vital Signs That Tell You That You Need A Residential Electrician

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vital Signs That Tell You That You Need A Residential Electrician

You are going to want to know as much as you can about the various signs that may indicate that you have a serious need to call in a residential electrician. When it comes to electrical problems in your home, you are not going to want to wait around for too long. You want to notice and correct the problem as soon as possible in order to keep everyone in the house safe. To help ensure that you are able to do this, you will want to review the following points. Scorch Marks On Outlet Covers You are going to want to pay attention to the condition...

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3 Signs Your Power Meter Is Failing

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Signs Your Power Meter Is Failing

As a homeowner, you probably pay close attention to your electric usage to prevent a bill that is out of control. However, even with your efforts, if your power meter is faulty or in need of replacement, your efforts could be for nothing. Learn some of the signs that could be a signal that it’s time to have your power meter replaced. Here are some of the things you can look for. Unexplained Bill Hike You have a programmable thermostat, your a/c unit was just serviced, you haven’t made any major electrical device updates and your...

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Knowing When You Need An Electrician For Your Project

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Knowing When You Need An Electrician For Your Project

Electricians are trained to deal with all of the wiring and electricity that comes into your home. They understand not only how it works, but why it works the way it does. When you are building a home, adding on a room, or remodeling and changing the placement of outlets, switches, or light fixtures, bringing in an electrician is a good idea. In some states, it is required that a licensed electrician complete any work on the wiring in your home. So before you start any work, find out if you need an electrician to complete your project....

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When Your Home Has Aluminium Wiring: Signs It’s Time To Upgrade Your System

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Your Home Has Aluminium Wiring: Signs It’s Time To Upgrade Your System

While aluminum wiring hasn’t been used in residences since the early 1970s, some homes still have this type of system. Aluminum wiring gained popularity during the 1960s after the price of copper went too high. If your home has aluminum wiring, this may pose a higher risk of fire than a typical system made out of copper wiring. While your system may not be illegal, there are signs that your aluminum wiring will need to be replaced. If you notice lights flickering in your home, if outlets are getting hot, or if you have outlet covers...

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Unconventional Electrical Wiring To Add To Your List Of Home Renovation Projects

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unconventional Electrical Wiring To Add To Your List Of Home Renovation Projects

The wiring of the electrical systems in your home can include more than just wiring for lights and electrical outlets. Today, modern technology is becoming more common, and you may want features like charging stations, networking, and automation for your home. The wiring of the modern features can be done when you do electrical renovations to your home. The wiring improvements for your home include: 1. Preparing Your Home for Automation with New Wiring Automation is a something that is becoming more common in homes. Automating things like the...

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How To Test A Fluorescent Light Fixture

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Test A Fluorescent Light Fixture

If you have a dead or flickering fluorescent light, test it before you replace it. Many issues with fluorescent lights are caused by the ballast and bulbs, but it may be any number of things. Older lights operate by ballast only, while newer lights made after 2000 use a starter and ballast. You should be able to do this test yourself. Here are tips to test a fluorescent light fixture. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: screwdriver starter ballast multimeter working flourescent light Ensure power is getting to the light. Run a...

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