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Electric Car “Chargers”

There are more and more electric cars on the road these days. More than 1 million in the United States. And for good reason. They reduce fuel costs, help the environment, and reduce energy dependence. Many electric cars come with 120-volt cables that can plug into a standard wall outlet. But owners typically will want […]

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Can You Still Shower During a Power Outage?

The thunderstorm that kept you tossing and turning last night also knocked out your electrical power. You wake in a panic; this morning is your big meeting and you need a shower. It looks like the power outage is lasting longer than anticipated. You know you can’t make your coffee, boil an egg, or turn […]

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Generator Safety Tips You Should Always Follow

Extreme heat can challenge the most stable power sources.  Air conditioners run constantly, putting pressure on the local utility.  Power outages can occur, causing inconvenience, damage, and expense. A home generator is a good solution to avoid those problems. But before you fire up the generator, do you understand its safety risks? Here are some […]

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How Old is Your Electric Panel? Three Reasons to Care

You probably don’t pay a lot of attention to your home’s electrical panel.  But you should, because it does wear out.  Some ways to tell:  Are the breakers in your box tripping often? Are they difficult to reset? If so, the panel may not be able to handle the electrical usage of your household. Why […]

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Things to Do if Your Transformer Goes Out

“Oh, no, where did I put that flashlight?” Are you suddenly sitting in the dark? A burned out transformer may be the culprit. What is the transformer? It’s a device that steps down the high voltage of the electricity delivered from the power plant to a voltage that can safely be brought into your home. […]

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Is Your Home Protected from Power Surges? If Not, it Should Be

Summer thunderstorms may bring much-needed rain, but the lightning accompanying those storms can also bring something less desirable power surges. What is a power surge? It’s a spike in voltage delivered to your electrical supply, capable of damaging your electrical appliances and electronic devices. Though not as powerful as lightning, the turning on and off […]

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Remote Back-up Generator Monitoring

Having a back-up generator is a smart move, especially given the heavy rains and thunderstorms we can experience, as well as the intermittent power outages “just because.” It’s also smart to maintain that unit, just like you maintain your furnace or AC. The problem is, if something bad happens to your generator when it isn’t […]

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