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Light It Up: The Top Benefits of LED Lighting

According to the EPA, a federal healthcare center in Chicago recently started reducing its energy consumption by replacing fluorescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs. Guess what the cost savings is expected to be over the course of 10 years? Nearly half a million dollars.  Clearly, lighting up our lives is no small matter. And, [...]

By |2019-02-11T15:41:56-05:00February 15th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Time to Call an Electrician: 7 Signs You Need to Hire an Electrician

Electricity is nothing to mess with. Each year, electricity-related injuries are the cause of approximately 1,000 deaths. Many of these injuries are preventable, often caused by a homeowner's desire to save a few dollars and fix an electric problem themselves. Don't risk it — know when to find an electrician. Here are seven common signs [...]

By |2019-02-08T10:08:34-05:00February 14th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Don’t DIY: Why You Should Never DIY Electrical Repairs

It's amazing how binging on a few episodes of one of those DIY home tv shows can make you feel like a home building expert.  During 2017, about a quarter of the population in the United States did some kind of home improvement. Even more shocking, only 7 percent of them worked with a professional. For many people, [...]

By |2019-02-08T10:05:26-05:00February 8th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

6 Things to Do When the Power Goes Out

You're sitting at home, enjoying an evening with your family, when you're suddenly plunged into darkness. The power has gone out. Most of us simply stumble around for a flashlight or a candle, waiting for the lights to come back on. But did you know there's more to it than that? While most outages are [...]

By |2018-12-07T12:44:32-05:00January 18th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Top 4 Electrical Maintenance Tips for Your Home

The DIY market is quickly headed toward becoming a $14 billion industry, but it's not without its problems. As people try to take on bigger and bigger projects they put themselves and their family at risk for injury. If you try to take on more than basic electrical maintenance issues on your own, you're putting [...]

By |2018-12-07T12:44:21-05:00January 4th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

How to Find the Best Electrician in Your Area

With more than 11,000 electricians in the metroplex and more than 220 electricians in the Denton county area, it's hard to know if you've picked the best electrician for a job. Hiring a residential electrician to work in your home can also be nerve-wracking because you want to pick a company or contractor that will prioritize your [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:18:50-05:00December 20th, 2018|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

4 Most Common Electrical Problems Around the Home

Electrical issues cause more than 50,000 home fires a year, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. Around 500 people die each year in electrical fires. More than 1,400 people sustain injuries.  Electrical problems can be dangerous and inconvenient even without a fire. Problems with your electrical wires should not get dismissed.  It can be [...]

By |2018-12-07T12:45:02-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Tip of the Month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Smoke Detectors and Home Safety

Smoke detectors are a vital part of your home and family’s safety. It is a good idea to test them at least once per year. Standard smoke detectors are hard wired in with a battery backup so they operate even if there is a loss of power. The new smoke detectors have a battery that [...]

By |2019-02-13T13:18:10-05:00September 21st, 2017|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Trouble-Shooting a Light Switch

A light switch may not work for many reasons: Loose connection, crossed wires, broken wire, tripped breaker, or it may have just gone bad and gave up. There are a lot of possible reasons. If everything else works but that switch, it could be the switch itself. Start with the simple first. If the switch is allowing [...]

By |2019-02-13T13:17:18-05:00August 21st, 2017|Tip of the Month|0 Comments
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