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Electrical System Resolutions for 2024

We know you’re “charged” for the holiday season and 2024. You’ve probably been coming up with a list of New Year’s resolutions. But while you are making that list, here are some thoughts on resolutions to improve your home’s electrical system. Make sure your extension cords are not damaged; replace them if they are. Clean […]

How Long Do Things Last?

As the new year approaches, you may be contemplating some major purchases for next year, while understanding that “things happen” and you should be prepared. Given that, here are some guidelines on estimated life for various items in your home, from plumbing and electrical components to HVAC equipment and more. Note, of course, that actual […]

Benefits of Installing Under Cabinet Lighting

If you have ever walked into a kitchen with under cabinet lighting, you can attest to the fact that it adds a certain wow-factor that traditional lighting just doesn’t provide. The warm, gentle glow that emanates from underneath kitchen cabinets can instantly transform the way the space looks and feels. And while creating a stunning […]

Maintaining Your Standby Generator

If you have made the investment in a standby generator, you’ve taken the first important step to make sure you are protected if your house loses power due to extreme weather such as blistering heat, ice storms, and thunderstorms. Those utility power outages can result in flooding, spoiled food, lost data, etc. But are you […]

What to Consider When Buying a Standby Generator

Chicago’s Northwest suburbs and North Shore area are constantly at risk of power outages due to extreme weather such as blistering heat, ice storms, and thunderstorms.  Those power outages can result in flooding, spoiled food, lost data, etc. It makes sense, therefore, to have a back up plan…in other words some type of backup generator.  […]

Becoming a Licensed Electrician in Illinois

A career as an electrician in Illinois has many benefits, ranging from great compensation and benefits to rewarding work to ease of entry.  So just what does it take to become a licensed electrician in Illinois?  Read on to learn more. Obtain Required Training There are two options for training to become an electrician: a […]

Important Notice – These Electrical Panels Need to be Replaced

While we do not like to alarm our customers, we believe that this notice is important.  Please read it and call us if you have any of these electric panels. Four electrical panels (the boxes that house your circuit  breakers) are considered out of date or have been involved in a recall.  They are: Federal […]

Common Electrical Tools to Know About

When it comes to electrical work, safety should always be your top priority. To work on your home’s electrical system and devices, you must have the proper tools and know how to use them correctly. This is one reason many homeowners choose to hire a qualified electrician for these types of projects. Electricians rely on […]

Reading a Light Bulb Package

In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission mandated that light bulb packaging include a Lighting Facts label similar to the ingredient labels found on food packaging.  Here we provide some guidance on those labels. Lumens.  Lumens measure a light’s brightness, or luminosity. Back in the day of incandescent bulbs, watts, a measure of energy, were used […]

10 Benefits of Becoming an Electrician

Many of the most ardent DIYers will stop short of doing electrical work.  They understand a mistake not only can be costly, but also dangerous.  And that is why there is such a great demand for electricians.  If you or someone you know is undecided on a career path, here are 10 of the many […]

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