Stay Safe Without Power
November 24, 2015
We’re in the middle of a power outage and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The high winds of last week have damaged many major high-power lines and entire city blocks have been left without electricity. Unfortunately, this will take[Read More...]
Circuit Breaker or Fuse Box?
November 19, 2015
It used to be that all houses, buildings, and electrical equipment were protected by a fuse box. Many systems still are (your car, for example, uses a fuse box for its own electrical system). As an electrical protection device,[Read More...]
What Is A GFCI?
November 13, 2015
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) have one very simple job, keeping you and your home safe from a ground fault. You’ll find them attached to outlets near sinks or anyplace with a nearby open water source. They’re also located on high demand devices such as[Read More...]
What’s the Difference Between Low and High Voltage?
November 6, 2015
Whether you’ve seen it on fixtures, wires, or electrical panels, you’ve probably run across low and high voltage warnings. What’s the difference and how do you know which is better for use? The answers are actually rather simple. Official Difference[Read More...]
Top 6 Signs of Electrical Problems
October 30, 2015
When there’s a problem with the electrical system, the signs can be extremely obvious. From smoke and burning odors to shocks and flickering lights, when there’s a problem in your home, there are signs. 1. Burning Odor or Sparks If running an appliance or flipping[Read More...]
Electric Heaters and Winter Safety
October 21, 2015
There’s always that one room in the home which just won’t heat properly. The typical answer is, of course, an electric space heater. Space heaters are inexpensive, portable, and provide instant heat where you want it. An electric heater[Read More...]
What Makes Up Your Home’s Electrical System?
October 16, 2015
Most of us only recognize electricity as that utility that costs so much each month or is pulled from an outlet when we charge our devices. But there’s more to your home’s electrical system than just charging a phone or[Read More...]
10 Electrical Safety Tips | Fire Prevention Week
October 4, 2015
Today marks Day 1 of NFPA’s National Fire Prevention Week, which is why we are focusing on electrical fire safety this week. Knowing the basics of your electrical system and where the most common safety hazards are is important for[Read More...]
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters | AFCI FAQ
September 25, 2015
Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are two common electrical safety protection devices. Each of them are extremely important to have in your home, however, they serve different and distinct purposes. Whereas GFCIs protect you[Read More...]
Common Electrical Hazards During Home Inspections
September 17, 2015
Faulty electrical wiring and electrical hazards in homes are much more common than you think. Before anyone buys or sells a home, a thorough home electrical inspection is needed. Although it’s best to have a fully qualified professional conduct home[Read More...]