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What Is a Short Circuit and What Causes Them?

It can be frustrating to have things in your home not functioning properly, especially around the holidays. There are some things you can take care of yourself, of course, but there are others that can be difficult or downright dangerous to take on on your own. Electrical issues, such as a short circuit, are examples [...]

By |2019-12-03T14:53:30-06:00December 16th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Is It Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Did you know that from 2012 to 2016, eight in 10 home fires in the US involved electrical malfunctions? These fires caused a yearly $1.3 billion in property damage within that period. Each year, they resulted in 440 fatalities and another 1,250 injuries. The thing is, many of these electrical failures are preventable. If only [...]

By |2019-12-03T14:49:20-06:00December 2nd, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Is Your Smoke Detector Broken? 5 Possible Reasons for a False Fire Alarm

There are few things more irritating than a faulty fire alarm. You're just sitting at home minding your own business, and suddenly the piercing shriek of the alarm starts blaring. Fire alarms are, of course, a vital safety feature that we cannot do without. However, the sound of a false fire alarm is jolting and [...]

By |2019-10-28T14:09:50-05:00November 11th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Fire Safety 101: How to Prevent an Electrical Fire in Your Home

Few things are as devastating as having a fire destroy your home. Fires rage quickly and don't discriminate. Everyone's at risk. To keep your home and your loved ones safe, it's important to learn fire safety. In this article, we'll focus on electrical fires and how you can prevent them in your home. What Causes [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:39:39-05:00September 9th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Do You Need An Electrician For A Smoke Detector Installation?

A survey found that between 2012 and 2016, almost three of every five homes that had a fire did not have a working smoke detector or any smoke detector at all. Although your home may already have smoke detectors, it is possible they aren't the best type available for safety. If you want to keep [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:49:45-05:00August 26th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

How to Buy the Best Surge Protector for Your Electronics in 2019

Lightning strikes . . . and the first thing it does is take out all of your electronics. Your neighbor, however, still has her laptops, consoles, and televisions working perfectly. She had the right kind of surge protector. Surge protectors might look the same, but they are not created equal. If you want to keep [...]

By |2019-07-25T02:24:34-05:00August 6th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

6 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Surge Protector

Do you have valuable equipment plugged into a regular wall socket? If so, you're at risk of exposing it to electrical surges that could damage or even destroy it. And these surges don't only come from lightning strikes. There can be many sources. An A/C unit or refrigerator running on overdrive can cause one. So [...]

By |2019-07-23T18:10:01-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Summer is Here: The Top Electrical Maintenance Tips for Summer

It cools your home in the summer. It lights your way at night. And it allows you to have ice at your fingertips during a hot, summer day. It's electricity, of course! And without it, we'd be living much warmer and darker lives.  We use a lot more electricity in the summer. And this usage [...]

By |2019-06-24T21:15:23-05:00July 8th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Keeping Your Home Safe: The Top Smoke Detector Maintenance Tips

Smoke detectors, like any other appliances in the house, should be cleaned regularly. People tend to get them installed, and they forget about them. They need maintenance to be able to work correctly and avoid risky situations. Non-perfectly working smoke detectors cause many fires in our houses. You should have suitable operating smoke detectors. Here [...]

By |2019-06-25T09:33:58-05:00June 25th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

How Ceiling Fans Help With Home Heating and Cooling

What first comes to your mind when you think of summer and winter? Do you think of the scorching heat and unbearable cold? Or, do you already have ceiling fans installed in your home to brave the seasons? Studies show that more than 75% of American homes have fans fixed in different rooms. And that’s [...]

By |2019-06-03T10:07:13-05:00June 7th, 2019|Tip of the Month|0 Comments
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