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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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Buying a Clothes Dryer

The average clothes dryer lasts eight to 12 years. If yours is approaching that age, or if you are noticing it is not drying as efficiently as it used to, you might consider a new one. Here are some thoughts. Gas or electric? Gas dryers may cost a little more up front ($100 or so) […]

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Back-up Generator Maintenance

Now that (knock on wood) the major snowstorms are behind us, and before we deal with that inevitable heat wave, we have rainy season. And as you know, heavy rains can lead to power outages, which is why it is so important to have a back-up generator. Back-up generators can last from 10,000 to 30,000 […]

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How Old is Your Electric Panel? Three Reasons to Care

August 12, 2019

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 Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - December 2017

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