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Benefits of Standby Generator Maintenance

A standby generator can prevent loss when the power goes out due to extreme weather (heat, cold, or rain), or if there is a power outage in your home for any other reason. Standby generators are very reliable and may be a once-in-a-lifetime investment. But to ensure your backup generator lasts for many years to […]

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Buying a Standby Generator

The weather is warming. The days are getting longer. Welcome to spring! But in addition to those positives, the advent of spring also means thunderstorms. And while that is good for the grass and garden, it could lead to power outages. That means spoiled food, no lights, loss of power to electronics and appliances, inability […]

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The Benefits of a Full Electric System Upgrade

If you live in an older home, it most likely was built with 60 or 100 amps (units of electrical current), plenty to meet the demand for electricity back in the day. But today your demand is much higher, given more high-powered appliances, electronics, smart technology, and maybe even a car charger. Connecting new technology […]

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Electrical Safety Checklist for Springtime Cleaning

With spring fast approaching, most homeowners will want to ensure that their properties are not only clean but also safe when it comes to their homes’ appliances and electrical systems. The electricians at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric came up with this handy electrical safety checklist to help you perform your spring cleaning as […]

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What Are the Different Types of Light Bulbs?

Lightbulb technology has come lightyears in recent years. Did you know that swapping out your five most used light bulbs to high-efficiency bulbs can save you as much as $45 per year? According to Energy.gov, upgrading the bulbs around your home is one of the easiest and quickest ways to reduce your monthly energy bill, […]

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How to Become a Licensed Electrician – Part 1

Much has been written lately about the need for skilled tradespeople in professions like plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry. There is also a need for skilled electricians, with the expectation that demand will grow by 8% in the next few years. Read on for more information about how to become an electrician in Illinois. The Benefits […]

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How to De-Ice a Roof

Just because they are out of sight does not mean they don’t exist. A great example of this is ice dams. Ice dams form when melting snow on the roof refreezes near the edge before it runs off the roof. Repeated melting and freezing creates a thick mass of ice by the edge of the […]

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Electric New Year’s Resolutions

With just a few weeks before we greet 2021, now is the time to be thinking about your new year’s resolutions. Here are 12 things you can resolve to do in 2021 for your electric system and how you use electricity. LED lights. LED light bulbs cost more initially, but use 75% less energy than […]

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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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