A question from a customer: Recessed lighting

Q: If you go with a smaller recessed light do you need more of them installed?  If so, recommendations for going from 6” to 4”? Answer: Every installation can be different but generally speaking the larger the recessed fixture housing you install allows for larger wattage trims to be installed which in return means you […]

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Those smart devices for your home may pose a potential electric hazard

From Electrical Contractor Magazine: “Organizations like the Electrical Safety Foundation International [ESFi] and the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] have extensive campaigns about electrical safety, not only during the proclaimed electrical safety month, but all the time,” said Michael Johnston, executive director of standards and safety at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). “NECA has […]

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Spring rains can bring flooded basements.

Why we prefer Electric Sump Pumps to handle this Problem First, let’s look at two different types of sump pumps. One is what you call a water-powered sump pump. This type of pump uses your home water supply to power the pump. If the power goes out during a storm, your home water supply will […]

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Electric tips to add value to your home

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, you have a lot of options for how you can improve its value. A new bathroom, kitchen or roof are great investments but another important aspect is your electrical system. Make sure you home can be sold faster with these electrical tips: Is Your Electrical […]

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The Real Story behind February 2nd, Groundhog Day

Source: The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature […]

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How Can I Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in My Home?

Winter can be a prime time for carbon monoxide poisoning as people turn on their heating systems and mistakenly warm their cars in garages. The National Safety Council recommends you install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home near the bedrooms. Check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks […]

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Christmas Light Safety Tips

There are several things you need to do to ensure that your Christmas lights are safe before you hang them up. Verify Proper Rating – Bargain lights aren’t a good deal if they pose a fire hazard. Only use lights that have been tested and rated by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL). Strings of lights that have […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

  Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your little trick or treaters safe this Halloween: Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t […]

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Why your outdoor GFCI keeps tripping

Why your outdoor GFCI keeps tripping and ruining your Halloween display. Nothing is more frustrating than when you go to the trouble of setting up the best Halloween display on the block… then you turn on the lights and your GFCI trips. It’s a downright spooky feeling! A GFCI is one of the most common […]

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