Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Should I Replace My Fuse Box?

We know that, to many, a fuse box sounds like something from the stone age…even if you still have one. But you know the old saying: “Don’t fix what ain’t broken.”  It’s a rule of thumb at best and, like any other, there are lots of exceptions…fuse box replacement being one of them. Fuse boxes

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The Advantages of Under Cabinet Lighting

There are times when something is fine as is yet enhanced with a little something extra. Like that little black dress. Perfect on its own, but better with a great pair of shoes and a complementary purse. How about a basket of chips? Not too shabby alone, but often better with a tasty dip. Well,

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Should I Replace My Electrical Outlet?

Every home needs some TLC to help keep it in tip top shape, especially older homes. In fact, unless you keep up with the big and small upgrades and repairs, the task can become downright daunting. While many home improvements are purely cosmetic, many more are not. That’s especially true of home electrical fixtures and

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Silent Signs of an Electrical Problem

The spark from an electrical outlet, the sudden hush of electronics and appliances, or the dim of a bathroom light as you turn on the blow dryer all provide clues that you may have an electrical wiring issue. But not all clues are that obvious. Hot Outlets – It’s common for appliances to generate heat

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Tips for Home Security Lighting

If you’re looking to beef up home security, one of the most practical, relatively inexpensive, and most stylish methods is lighting. The right outdoor lighting not only will provide a flash of ambiance but can help prevent accidents and deter crime. To help you get the most from security lighting, here are 5 important things

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A Guide to Landscape Lighting

One way to achieve greater home security is with landscape lighting.  It’s available in many forms, including front yard lamp posts, miniature can lights embedded in shrubbery and flower beds, or even solar or LED pathway lights. The point of landscape lighting is to help illuminate your yard and home so you can monitor the

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Electrical Safety Tips for Summer

The warm weather months are a time to let loose and have fun. After all, who can resist a hot sunny day lounging by the pool, listening to music on the patio, or maybe even trimming your hedges with an electric trimmer. (Hey, some people really do like yard work!) Whatever it is that floats

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What Does an Electrician Do

How are you at pop quizzes? Ready to try one now? Great! Open a Word Doc on your computer or grab a pad of paper and pen and, in 60 seconds, jot down every service you can think of that an electrician routinely performs. We’ll sit back and wait while you complete your assignment… Okay,

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Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Winter is that time of year when home fires are the most likely. It makes sense, too, when you consider how much more time we spend indoors. We also light more candles, use our fireplaces more, and consume more electricity, too. All of which means an added degree of caution is needed to help protect

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Home Theater Wiring Service

When the term “home theater” first came into vogue, it pretty much meant just that: a small-scale version of a commercial cinema with its own separate room for the rich and well-to-do. Well, a lot of home theaters have been built since then.  Some are still awe inspiring in concept and construction.  But most others

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