Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

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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4 Good Reasons to Call an Omaha Electrician

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Sometimes statistics don’t tell us much at all while other times they can be highly revealing. Here’s a case in point for “highly revealing.”  On average, American home owners hire a licensed electrician for service about once every six years.  Sound about right to you?  Actually, that’s not nearly often enough to maintain full electrical […]

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6 Reasons to Install a Lighting Control System.

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Saving energy is never far from anyone’s mind. And now, with a lighting control system, you have one of your best opportunities yet.  Once a luxury item, these systems have become affordable for homeowners of all income levels. With one system, you can pre-program lighting fixtures all over your home – or one fixture at […]

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Why You Need a Whole-House Surge Protector in Omaha and Gretna

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High end electronics generally make for much appreciated holiday gifts, even if you’re buying the equipment for yourself. More and more, in fact, couples are foregoing the traditional holiday season exchange of ties and purses for mutual gifts of HDTV’s, a new stereo system, with some even venturing into the world of home theaters. Well, […]

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