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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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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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What Are the Different Types of Light Bulbs?

February 25, 2021

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