Installing A Customized Doorbell? Do You Need An Electrician?

Posted on: 26 September 2016

If you've recently purchased your first home, you may be anxious to make small but noticeable changes that will help it feel more like your own. For some families, this can include a doorbell with a customized chime -- a favorite song or even a personalized message you record yourself. However, if your new home doesn't have a working door chime, or if you're not confident in your ability to swap out the existing door chime for an mp3 version, you may be reluctant to undertake this project on your own. [Read More]

Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Inspecting And Cleaning An Electric Pump's Evaporator

Posted on: 22 September 2016

Whether it's for your pool or for your home's heating system, electric pumps are an essential feature of modern life. If your pump hasn't been working properly lately or is only working in spurts, the problem may lie with the evaporator (the part that takes in outside air to heat it up). While you're inspecting and cleaning an electric pump's evaporator, remember to avoid these three pitfalls. Starting Your Work Before The Unit Can Properly Cool Down [Read More]

Data Cabling Mistakes You Are Likely To Make As A DIY Installer

Posted on: 21 September 2016

If you are planning to upgrade your data cables, one of the decisions you have to make is to handle it as a DIY project or hire a professional electrician. This is, of course, assuming that you have some data cabling skills. Before you go ahead with DIY installation, however, make sure you won't be making these three mistakes that novices tend to make: Running Cables Near Noisy Fixtures Any electrical device that emits electromagnetic signals can interfere with signals along your data lines. [Read More]

How Can You Tell If Your Home Isn't Getting Enough Eletrical Service?

Posted on: 16 September 2016

Older homes frequently get less electrical service than more modern homes. As a result, homeowners with older homes often find that their property doesn't get enough electrical service for their needs. Knowing the warning signs that your home doesn't get enough electrical service can help you decide whether or not it's time for a panel upgrade. How can you tell if your home isn't getting enough electrical service? You'll be able to tell that your home isn't getting enough electrical service by the following warning signs: [Read More]