Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Fall Electrical Tips to Help Prepare for Winter

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As cold weather approaches and we spend more time indoors, it’s always a good idea to ensure that home’s electrical system is working efficiently and safely. Burton is an Omaha electrician that offers a complete range of services, and we’d be happy to assist you with making electrical improvements to your home. Here are ten […]

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Why You Need an Annual Electrical Safety Inspection

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When you think about repair problems that are most likely to crop up at any time, what first comes to mind? A sudden loss of hot water? That’s way up there on most peoples’ lists. And so is any sort disruption caused by a problem with home heating or cooling systems. And yet when it […]

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USB Wall Outlets…No Plugged-in House Should be Without Them!

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Does the photo in this blog look familiar? As in, do you have masses of unsightly wires and extension cords all dedicated to charging cell phones and other electronic devices, and sometimes all at once? Then you are definitely a candidate for one of the great modern-day electrical conveniences: one or more USB wall outlets. […]

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Home Electrical Safety Tips

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Kids have a unique ability to get into mischief, even when you’re convinced you’ve successfully made their surroundings mischief-proof. As if that were even possible! thing! Well, now that another school year has ended and your children will be spending much more time at home for the next few months, the mischief meter could climb […]

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How to Protect Your Children from Electrical Shock

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While an electrical shock can happen to anyone, children are especially at risk, often simply because they don’t know any better. An electrical shock occurs whenever someone touches an electrically charged object while touching another surface that can conduct the electricity to the ground. Proper grounding, electrical safety devices and avoiding hazardous situations can help […]

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Why You Need Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors

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Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety features a home can have. The challenge is to make sure they operate without fail. Other than routine battery checks and replacement, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that you replace all battery-operated smoke detectors after no more than 10 years. Here’s why: On average, 3% […]

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Outdoor Security Lighting Options

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The right outdoor lighting can enhance the appearance of your home after dark, and provide you with an added measure of security.  It’s commonly known that the greater the illumination, the less likely your home is to be bothered by burglars. Even if you have a security alarm system, do you activate it before going […]

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Why Your Aluminum Wiring Should Be Replaced

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If your home was built between 1965 and 1972, there’s a very good chance aluminum wiring was employed for your electrical system.  There was a nationwide building boom going on at the time and builders galore employed cheaper materials to cash in on the profits to be made.   Yes, aluminium wiring costs less than […]

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How Safe is Your Home?

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If you believe that what you can’t see can hurt you, you’re more right than you may know.  Because right in the relative comfort and safety of your own home, things might not be quite as safe as you would hope. That’s especially true of older homes or home with aging, frayed wiring.  Then again, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Light Bulbs

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Whether you just bought a new light fixture or found yourself sitting in the dark because of a burned-out bulb, you might be surprised at the number of different types and styles of bulbs lining your hardware store shelves these days. Should you go with what you know, like incandescent? Or give LED a try? […]

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