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  • Why You May Lose Power To One Part Of The House

    There are situations where you may lose power to one part of your house while the rest of the house still has power. Here are some of the reasons you may experience such a problem: A Tripped Breaker A tripped breaker is probably the most common reason part of a house may lose its electricity. The breaker is there to ensure that you don't suffer electrical shock or equipment damage due to unusually high current; it does this by cutting off power supply when the current exceeds the preset limit. [Read More]

  • How To Replace A Halogen Light Bulb

    Halogen lights produce an intense bright white light, which shines brighter than a standard incandescent light. Many homeowners prefer them to save on electricity and to reduce eye strain. However, there comes a time when you have to replace them. Halogen light bulbs can be tricky to replace but it isn't impossible with the right tools. This guide will show you how to change a halogen light bulb. Prepare to Replace the Bulb [Read More]

  • 3 DIY Electrical Repairs That Are Simple And Could Save You Money

    There are many problems that you may have with the electrical wiring in your home. Some of the repairs you may want to do in your home, but with caution, while others you will want to have the help of a professional electrical service. Here are some tips that will help you stay safe while doing DIY electrical repairs for your home: 1.Making Sure Electrical Service Is Turned Off Before Repairs [Read More]

  • Don't Have The Ductwork For Central Heat? What Are Your Options?

    While many who live in newer homes may take their central heating and cooling systems for granted, those who live in older or recently renovated homes without interior ductwork may often find themselves wishing that heating and cooling their entire home could be as easy as flipping a switch or pushing a button. Even if you've made your peace with the use of window or portable air conditioners in the summer, you may still be struggling with the decision of how best to heat your home. [Read More]

  • Four Things To Look For In An Electrician

    You may think if you need a professional electrician they all have the same qualifications and anyone in the phone-book will do, but not all electricians are created equal. Here are four things to look for before hiring an electrician for your home or business. Are They Certified? A poor wiring job can be costly. It can also be dangerous. Your home or business needs to be wired properly in order to prevent constant short-circuiting from electrical overload. [Read More]

  • 3 Simple Ideas To Add Automation To Your Home For Improved Energy Efficiency

    There are many different things that you may be considering doing to make your home more energy efficient. Some of the improvements may include home automation. These can sometimes be complicated, but there are some simple solutions to consider, such as adding motorized shades and smart AC thermostats. Here are some simple solutions that you may want to consider to make your home more energy efficient with automation: 1. Adding A New Smart Thermostat To Easily Automate HVAC [Read More]

  • Four Electrical Issues That Everyone Should Take Seriously

    Residential electrical services are a convenience that many people take for granted. This can cause them to overlook what they may deem as minor electrical issues. If you incorrectly assess the seriousness of an electrical issue, you may end up with a minor inconvenience or serious consequences. Losing power in parts or all of your home are examples of minor inconveniences, and electrocution or electrical fires are examples of serious consequences. [Read More]

  • Installing A Customized Doorbell? Do You Need An Electrician?

    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

    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

    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]