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Smart Thermostats

In the “old days” operating a thermostat was simple. You’d go to the thermostat and, using a dial or switch, you would set the temperature in your home to the desired level. If you wanted to change the temperature, you’d have to go back to the thermostat and repeat the process. Enter the programmable thermostat. […]

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Making Light Bulbs Last Longer

Just when you’re ready to sit down with a good book or cook a meal or search for something in the attic, the light bulb burns out. Frustrating. Is there anything you can do to make sure that doesn’t happen? Well, all bulbs will burn out eventually, but here are some things you can do. […]

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Rewiring a Lamp

Tread with caution before you undertake any DIY electrical project.  Messing up other DIY projects can lead to damage and expensive repairs.  Do an electrical project wrong, and you can seriously injure yourself, or worse.  Still, there are a few smaller projects you can do yourself.  One such project is rewiring a lamp. While lamps […]

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Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical System

COVID-19 has many of us working from home, allowing us to take closer looks at our immediate surroundings. We’re scratching the itch to remodel by replacing outdated appliances, upgrading or adding televisions, purchasing digital exercise equipment to allow us to visit exotic places while cycling in our rec rooms. These changes can also prompt the […]

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Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting can add to both the form and function of your room, be it the kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, or any other room.  Here are some things for you to consider when adding recessed lighting to a room. 1. Identify your goal As with any other project, you need to determine what your […]

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5 Reasons a Whole House Generator Comes in Handy

Have you ever decided not to buy something only to find yourself saying a few days later, “Boy, I wish I had purchased that item. It would really have come in handy today?” A whole house generator is one of those products we often fail to buy until we find ourselves really needing it. Here […]

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Parking Lot Lighting

If you own any commercial property that has a parking lot, you know how important proper lighting is for the safety and convenience of your tenants, employees and customers.  Appropriate lighting can also save you money both in terms of energy costs and maintenance.  Here are some thoughts. Have a Plan Needs are different.  A […]

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Lowering Summer Electricity Costs

When summer arrives, higher outdoor temperatures means higher electricity bills to keep the AC running to keep the home cool. But there are things you can do to keep those electricity costs manageable. Here are a few. Keep the thermostat set a few degrees warmer. Just one or two degrees can make a huge difference […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Residential Boiler and a Furnace?

November 26, 2020

“How do I know if I have a boiler or a furnace? What’s the difference?”  Answer: While both furnaces and boilers heat your home, the Read more…

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