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Electrical Safety Tips for Your Halloween Decorations

on October 6, 2017

Halloween haunts usually mean strings of decorative lights, fog machines, strobe and black lights, animatronics, electrically powered decorations and the list goes on. These things all add to the ambience of your haunt, but they also create the added dangers of fire, electrocution and other nasty and potentially disastrous accidents. It is very important that […]

DIY Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall

on September 29, 2017

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance actions each season.  Since it is starting to cool down this week, this is […]

Fun DIY Outdoor Lighting

on September 22, 2017

Cooler weather makes it more appealing to be outside after the sun goes down, and do-it-yourself lighting projects can add a distinctive flair to outdoor gatherings. Mainstream Electric has ways to power your tomorrow and help make your backyard the place to be on autumn evenings with these great DIY backyard lighting ideas. One of […]

Accent Lighting for Your Home

on September 15, 2017

When you assess the lighting in your home, you should be able to pick out several layers of illumination. General lighting is typically centered on the ceiling, casting a bright light around the room. Task lighting, such as desk lamps, under-cabinet lights and reading lamps, are designed to help you get things done. Finally, accent […]

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

on September 8, 2017

All of us here in Idaho understand the drastic effects natural disasters can have on people. We are no strangers to the destruction and pain they bring. Idahoans know the importance of coming together and helping a neighbor in need especially after a horrific event. In 1980, Idaho was plunged into darkness when Mount St. […]

Early Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home

on September 1, 2017

It’s helpful to start prepping your home for fall before it actually arrives. Late summer is the ideal time to begin preparing for autumn and the rough weather to come. Use the following tips to get your home’s interior and exterior in tip-top shape for the cold season. Interior Home Safety Before you close up […]

How Much Money Can You Save by Turning Off the Lights?

on August 25, 2017

Some people have a bad habit of leaving the lights on when they exit a room. Some even forget to shut off the lights before they leave the house. Is this a big deal? Find out much energy lights really use. How Much Does It Cost to Leave the Lights On? Not all light bulbs […]

Cleaning Tips to Prepare for the School Year

on August 18, 2017

Back to school season is officially in full swing and that means teachers all over the country are preparing their classrooms for the buzz of activity from students of all ages. Soon, your classrooms are going to show major evidence of all the fun and learning that will happen – the whiteboard with phantom markings […]

Ways to Budget for an Emergency

on August 11, 2017

Would you believe that 66 percent of American families have less than five months’ worth of income saved for an emergency? And a whopping 28 percent have no emergency savings at all, according to a 2012 survey by Bankrate.com. Emergencies happen all the time, unfortunately. When it comes to emergency repairs and replacements with home […]

How to Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

on August 4, 2017

Although autumn is approaching with back-to-school season, it’s still pretty warm outside and the summer season hasn’t left us yet. With temperatures continuing to soar this month, we are all struggling to find ways to adapt to the heat. But, while we can adapt the heat by wearing lighter clothing, we need to be aware […]