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Why Exactly Is My Electrical Outlet Not Working?

We have all been there. You plug in your charger into your phone and instead of being greeted by the reassuring lightning bolt, your screen goes dark. Then, you realize that your charger is no longer working! You resign yourself to ordering a new charger when you get the idea to try your charger in [...]

By |2020-09-07T14:25:17-05:00September 21st, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

LED vs Fluorescent Lights: A Comparative Guide

Fluorescent lighting is all too common in commercial spaces. This is usually due to its low cost; however, the health cost for employees may not be so negligible.  Electricity is a wonderful invention that has made daily life a little easier. The light bulb evolved from arc lamps into incandescent bulbs, then into halogen light bulbs, and finally into [...]

By |2020-09-07T14:23:25-05:00September 7th, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Main Differences Between Fuse Boxes and Circuit Breakers

Picture this: a thunderstorm approaches in the night. You're sitting in your living room, watching tv when suddenly all the power shuts off. Darkness surrounds you. You've seen this scenario enough in sitcoms to know you need to get to the circuit breakers to get the power back on. Or was it the fuse box? [...]

By |2020-08-14T12:42:36-05:00August 25th, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Surge Protector Safety: Top Do’s and Don’ts To Remember

You probably have a surge protector (or a few) around your home or office. They are a common way to add more outlets to an existing wall outlet while also protecting your electronics from power surges. However, while power surge protectors are a helpful piece of equipment designed to protect your home, improper use can [...]

By |2020-08-11T21:19:42-05:00August 11th, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Why Do Lights Buzz? This Is What You Need to Know

If you find yourself becoming irritable from the constant buzzing emanating from your lights, you're not alone. It may be a low hum or a loud buzz. And it can occur in all types of light bulbs. But why do lights buzz? Well, it could be for a number of reasons, ranging from loose fixtures [...]

By |2020-07-20T07:27:41-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

7 Key Questions to Ask an Electrician Before Hiring

Are you wondering, "What do I need to know when hiring an electrician?" If so, you've come to the right place. Electric work is detailed and complicated, so when you need to hire an electrician it's likely for a job nobody can do except for a trained professional.  But there are questions you should ask [...]

By |2020-07-20T07:26:06-05:00July 20th, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Why Do the Lights Keep Flickering in My House?

Why do the lights keep flickering? Well, it can only be one thing and we're sorry to tell you this. It's ghosts! All jokes aside, there are many reasons your home may be experiencing partial or full-on blackouts. Put down the proton pack and keep reading to learn more about why the lights in your [...]

By |2020-06-06T19:30:19-05:00June 19th, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

The Common Types of Light Bulbs for Your Home: A Simple Guide

Let there be light! It seems like a simple thing to install a light bulb to illuminate a dark room. However, not every room deserves to be awash with white light. The lighting can affect our mood and behavior and can even boost or have a negative impact on our productivity. Fortunately, with advancements in [...]

By |2020-06-05T18:16:21-05:00June 5th, 2020|Tip of the Month|0 Comments

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
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