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    The Problem with Dimmers

    February 4, 2016

    They help save money, reduce energy use, and give customizable light levels for any room in your home, but dimmers seem to be the finickiest and most failure prone control in the home.  How can something that is basically a[Read More...]

    What is Electric Current?

    What Is Electric Current?

    January 29, 2016

    Your breakers are rated by amps, your lightbulbs are listed in watts, but everything that plugs into the wall has to be 120 volts.  What’s the difference?  Why are all of these things listed with different units when they all[Read More...]

    Home automation made easy

    Home Automation & Smart Homes

    January 22, 2016

    It’s been a dream of science fiction since the early 20th century: a self-maintaining home.  A place where every system, maintenance, repair, and cleaning is handled by the home itself without direct necessary input.  While that dream is still a[Read More...]

    Simple Home Electrical Repairs

    Simple Home Electrical repairs

    January 15, 2016

    Unless you designed it yourself (and sometimes, even if you did), there will always be one or two things about your home that can use changes or upgrades over the years.  The electrical system for your home is no different. [Read More...]

    A guide to common electrical receptacle problems

    Why Aren’t My Electrical Outlets Working?

    January 8, 2016

    When we think of home electricity, we tend to think of light switches, lamps, and climate controls.  While it’s a bit archaic now, your electrical utilities even used to be called a “light bill” (though with some power hungry devices[Read More...]

    Benefits of Dedicated Appliance Circuits

    December 31, 2015

    First, a dedicated circuit is any electrical circuit from your break box that is used for a single specific purpose.  The National Electric Code requires a dedicated circuit for most appliances in your home.  As a general guideline, if it[Read More...]

    Many Merry Christmas Lights

    December 27, 2015

    Merry Christmas everyone!  Today is the day that all those lights, decorations, and hours spent on cooking finally pay off.  The day when everyone can relax and enjoy time off, whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not.  So today, let’s take[Read More...]

    Choosing A Standby Generator

    December 18, 2015

    In 2003, the north-eastern power grid collapsed due to a fuel shortage.  Power was out for up to a week in multiple states and part of Canada, with an estimated 45 million Americans and 10 million Canadians left without electric[Read More...]

    Lights and Electrical Timers

    December 11, 2015

    One of the greatest uses for lights arrives every year around Christmas: decorative lights!  But even Christmas lights shouldn’t be lit at all times.  Constantly running your lights can become a huge drain on your utility bill during the already[Read More...]

    Christmas Light Safety Guide

    December 4, 2015

    Sometimes it feels like we’re just sprinting from one holiday season to the next.  With the change in season comes the change in housing décor.  Even if you don’t decorate for the rest of the year, Christmas lights are broken[Read More...]


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