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Light Bulb Terminology | Light Bulb Specifications Explained

Selecting light bulbs for your home used to be a relatively easy decision. You would go to the store, find the bulb with the appropriate wattage, and buy it. Things are much different today. There are now several different types of bulbs to choose from, which we discussed in a previous blog. In our most recent […]

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Common Electrical Terms to Know

Every industry has a language of its own. Here is a quick primer on some of the more common electrical terms used to measure components of electricity. Electron. You may remember electrons from your high school physics class. Electrons are negatively charged particles. It is the flow of electrons that produces electricity. Conductor. Any material […]

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Electric New Year’s Resolutions

With 2022 almost here, you may be putting together your New Year’s resolutions.  While you are contemplating, here are 12 resolutions you can make regarding your electrical systems.   Have a whole-house electrical inspection.  A licensed electrician can inspect your electrical system to make sure it is functioning appropriately.  The inspection can also identify small problems […]

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How Does a Smart Home Lighting System Work?

Nowadays, through the rise of home automation, you can control nearly any smart devices in your home from your Smartphone, including your door locks, security cameras, thermostat, blinds, and more. One of the most popular and useful home automation features, though, is a smart home lighting system. Keep reading to learn more about smart lighting […]

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Eliminating Static Electricity Shock

Winter brings cold weather and snow outside, so you will be spending more time indoors. Indoors, you will get drier air. And that leads to a shocking development – getting that jolt of static electricity when you touch metal. Not lethal or even injurious, but certainly an unpleasant split second.  What happens is because of […]

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What Are the Benefits of Roof De-icing Systems

Remember last winter you were gazing at those ice dams on your roof and hoping they would not damage the roof or cause problems in your home?  And you promised yourself that you would do something to eliminate that risk “next year.” “Next year” is here, and now is the time to think about installing […]

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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. Increased pressure on your area’s local utilities can cause power outages to occur, leading to inconvenience, damage, and expense. A home generator is a good solution to avoid those problems. But before you fire up the […]

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Tips for Buying a Standby Generator

Hot weather. Cold weather. Pouring rain. Even high winds. All can cause a power outage in your house. And the results can be quite aggravating. Spoiled food. Lost data. And inconvenience. All these nuisances can be avoided if you have an automatic standby generator. These generators are connected to your home’s electrical system, turning on […]

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Electrical Terms 101

When an electrician comes to your house, or when you’re looking at electrical items at the hardware store, you might be exposed to some language you absolutely do not understand. That’s completely understandable, as electric work is a highly specialized field that many homeowners don’t know about. To make it a little easier to understand, […]

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Tips for Hiring an Electrical Contractor

There are some electrical projects that are easy for a DIYer. Maybe putting in a new outlet or doing some basic rewiring. But getting an electrical job wrong not only can cause expensive damage, but you could risk serious injury or more if you make a mistake. That is why many people will hire an […]

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