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How to Decide the Best Type of Water Heater for Your Home

by B.Annie on October 29, 2018

Water heaters are undoubtedly one the hardest working appliances in your home. They are responsible for heating the entire supply of your home’s water. Anyone that has suffered through a cold shower first thing in the morning can tell your how important your water heater is. It is helpful to research the different types of […]

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Dangers of Overloading a Circuit and How to Prevent a Circuit Trip

by B.Annie on October 22, 2018

We demand a lot from our electricity; technology keeps moving forward and so must we! Upgrading your home means adding on devices and appliances, from light fixtures to a laundry room. If you don’t inform yourself, you could be asking too much of your current electrical system. Be aware of the dangers of overloading a […]

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The Trouble with Troubleshooting Electrical Issues

by B.Annie on October 15, 2018

Troubleshooting sounds pretty intimidating. While not as problematic as it sounds, troubleshooting is a tough job. It involves both knowledge and experience…with a little help from detective work. When a circuit breaker trips, you don’t want to be left in the dark. You want to fix the problem and know why it happened! Sherlock Holmes […]

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Protect You and Your Home from Electrical Dangers by Updating your GFCI and AFCI

by B.Annie on October 8, 2018

Safety measures should be no question when it comes to your family and your home. In some states, there is no question! By law, newer homes must have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI). Their specific design is to protect you from burns, shock or electrocution. Since GFCI’s are a key feature of newer homes, they […]

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What Can Surge Protectors Really Do to Protect Your Home?

by B.Annie on October 1, 2018

We are busting the myth here and now. Unfortunately, your surge protector cannot protect your home during a lightning storm. While a surge protectors’ purpose is to stop voltage spikes and surges, it can not take on a direct a lighting strike. Even full-fledged lightning protection systems with rods, cables and solid grounding (which often […]

We Know Electric Blankets Are Cozy and Warm But Are They Safe?

by B.Annie on September 17, 2018

When the temperatures drop and you are trying to save money on the heating bill, an electric blanket may be your first choice. An electric heating blanket keeps you warm in  bed or when you’re sitting on the sofa during the winter months. We know electric blankets are cozy and warm but are they safe? […]

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Seven Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician

by B.Annie on September 10, 2018

Trying to get the best bang for your buck while doing right by your home can be a challenge. At times, it may mean steering clear of DIY projects and getting the professionals involved.  Not sure where to start? There are seven important questions to ask before hiring an electrician. First things first First of all,  prepare […]

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Winterize Your Home Today to Prepare for Chilly Weather

by B.Annie on September 4, 2018

Winter is coming! Well, not just yet, but as quickly as the Halloween candy and holiday decorations make their appearance, so do the cold temperatures. It’s not too early to be proactive and start thinking about how to prepare. A great first step is to winterize your home. What does winterization mean? By definition, winterization […]

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Handyman or Electrician – Which Should I Hire?

by B.Annie on August 27, 2018

A handyman is high on the list for every new homeowner.  We need someone to put up new shelves in the closet, change the doorknob, replace the screen on the back door or even put up new curtains or blinds in the living room.  The list of jobs a handyman can handle can seem endless. […]

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Top 4 Electrical Dangers In Your Household

by B.Annie on August 20, 2018

Electrical dangers may be lurking behind your walls.  Having an safety inspection by a certified electrician may save your home and your life. Electrical fires, shocks and electrocutions are a real risk with a faulty system left unchecked. With professional help, you could get your home up to safety standards and leave the electrical nightmare […]