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What Are the Different Types of Outdoor Lighting Systems?

Modern outdoor lighting offers many benefits to homeowners. Not only does outdoor lighting boost your home’s curb appeal and overall aesthetics, but it can also keep your family safe by deterring burglars from targeting your home. Burglars are much more likely to break into homes without an outdoor lighting system. But what type of outdoor […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Electrical System

2023 is just around the corner. You can tell with, among other things, the holiday lights around the neighborhood…using electricity. And speaking of electricity, here are 12 New Year’s resolutions you can make regarding your electrical systems.   Turn the lights off when you aren’t in the room. Nothing could be simpler.   And…use dimmers if you […]

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Becoming a Journeyman Electrician in Illinois

There are many great benefits to becoming an electrician, from great compensation to interesting work to the respect you earn as a trusted professional. Nor is it difficult or expensive to become an electrician. Here is what you need to do to become an electrician in Illinois. How to Become a Licensed Electrician in Illinois […]

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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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