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5 Reasons to Change Out That Old Electrical Panel

  When we consider home remodel projects, we usually think of aesthetics, redecorating projects that enhance the look of our homes. We also need to plan for projects that don’t do much for the appearance of our property but support our family’s safety and well-being. Changing out the old electrical panel falls into that category. […]

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How to Fix a Loose Electrical Outlet

  What a nuisance! You thought your phone was charging as you slept, yet unknown to you, the plug fell from the electrical outlet. Now what? Do you need to call an electrician? Why is the electrical outlet loose? Most often, the contact points of the outlet have worn out over time. However, damaged wiring […]

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Electric Car “Chargers”

There are more and more electric cars on the road these days. More than 1 million in the United States. And for good reason. They reduce fuel costs, help the environment, and reduce energy dependence. Many electric cars come with 120-volt cables that can plug into a standard wall outlet. But owners typically will want […]

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Can You Still Shower During a Power Outage?

The thunderstorm that kept you tossing and turning last night also knocked out your electrical power. You wake in a panic; this morning is your big meeting and you need a shower. It looks like the power outage is lasting longer than anticipated. You know you can’t make your coffee, boil an egg, or turn […]

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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.  Power outages can occur, causing inconvenience, damage, and expense. A home generator is a good solution to avoid those problems. But before you fire up the generator, do you understand its safety risks? Here are some […]

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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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Electric New Year’s Resolutions

December 11, 2019

When the holidays are over, one of the first things you do may be to take down the holiday lights. Unplug the Christmas lights and/or electric Me Read more…

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