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5 Common Electrical Warning Signs

on August 26, 2016

1. Burning Odor or Sparks When you’re running an appliance, especially one that features a high load such as a washing machine or portable heater, you should be on the lookout for strange sights and smells.  If an electrical device gives off a urine-like smell or smells like burnt plastic, you see smoke, or you […]

What is Electric Current?

What Is Electric Current?

on 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 use electricity?  Today, let’s try to unpack what these are to give you a better […]

A guide to common electrical receptacle problems

Why Aren’t My Electrical Outlets Working?

on 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 it’s anything but a light bill). Yet your home revolves around electrical outlets more than […]