Why Trade Schools are considered superior to 4-year colleges

Kids off to College this fall? Not for those pursuing careers in the Trades Typically, this time of year, you see stories of friends and neighbors proclaiming their status as new “empty nesters”. Well, for those who have 18-year-olds ready to move on to the next thing after high school, there are more and more […]

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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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