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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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Enjoy Grilling In The Evenings? 3 Ways An Electrician Can Help Out With Lighting

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Enjoy Grilling In The Evenings? 3 Ways An Electrician Can Help Out With Lighting

When the weather is nice, it’s likely that you will want to be spending more time outdoors. One way to do this at home is to have an outdoor eating space that you enjoy using. One of the best ways to ensure that you have a more comfortable setup is to create a proper barbecue station. While it may be somewhat easy to set up your barbecue and dining area, you also need to make sure that you have proper lighting. This is where an experienced electrician can come in and help you get your grilling area set up to perfection. New Outlets for...

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Troubleshooting Your Electric Range

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting Your Electric Range

Electric ranges heat up faster and are often able to reach higher temperatures than gas stoves. They’re also more efficient for baking and dehydrating. However, electric ranges aren’t problem free. Even with routine maintenance, you may encounter problems with your stove. Before contacting a professional electrician, such as those at DCS Electric, you can do some basic troubleshooting to get a better idea of what may be going on. Here are three problems you may encounter with an electric range.  Won’t Heat Up...

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Getting A New Gaming Computer? Is Your Home Ready?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Getting A New Gaming Computer? Is Your Home Ready?

A gaming computer is more than a few extra parts on an otherwise normal system. If your system is truly prepared for the greatest games out now and the upcoming generation, it has a power supply that has some significant power draw. While the computer isn’t likely to drastically change the power bill, its high demands and electrical sensitivity could be in danger if your home isn’t ready for precision electronics. Here are a few details about what could go wrong as well as ways an electrician can help. Electrical Failure And...

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