2016

  • 3 Things You May Want To Know About Electrical Motors That Power Your Mechanical Systems

    There are many different components of mechanical systems in your home that use electrical motors. This can be the motor on a blower in your HVAC, a water pump, or in-home automation systems. Sometimes, completely replacing these things can be very costly, which is why you may want to consider some options to renovate these systems. Here are some of the things that you may want to know about the mechanical systems in your home that use DC motors: [Read More]

  • I Need An Extension: 3 Hazards Associated With Extension Cord Use

    If you use extension cords to make up for a lack of available outlets in your home, you might want to have your home rewired. Extension cords can lead to serious injuries. In fact, according to statistics, about 4000 people are injured by extension cords each year. Of those 4000 people, 13% of the injuries are to children under the age of five. Here are three the three most common hazards associated with extension cord use. [Read More]

  • Is Your Home Ready For A New Gaming Season?

    New gaming consoles, more powerful gaming computers, and the need to be in different areas of the home can test the fortitude of an old home. A lot of electrical wiring mistakes can be found when a gamer takes over a home, or when a household has young gamers finally letting loose with their systems. If you've had a blackout from having too many devices connected, or can't find an easy place to connect your computer and its many entertainment peripherals, here's a few repairs and upgrades that an electrician can deliver. [Read More]

  • It's Electrifying: 4 Reasons You Should Have Your Wiring Updated

    You might not realize this, but your electrical system is actually the brains behind your entire home. It lights your home, cooks your food, and washes your clothing. It even entertains you by powering your computers, televisions, and game systems. If it wasn't for your electrical system, you'd be living in the dark ages inside your home. Taking that into consideration, it might be time to update your electrical system. Not sure your electrical system needs an update? [Read More]

  • 3 Electrical Improvements To Make Your Home Modern And Energy Efficient

    Electricity can be a major cost for your family budget, but there are many ways to reduce consumption and save money for more important things in life. There are many simple improvements that can be done that can make a major difference for the consumption of electricity. These improvements can include things like lighting and more energy efficient appliances and mechanical systems. Here are some of the electrical upgrades that you may want to consider to make your home more energy efficient: [Read More]

  • Water In Your Basement: When To Call A Plumber To Assess The Situation

    Water can occur in your basement for a number of reasons. Whether your water heater has corroded and is leaking water, or you have a crack in your foundation, determining the source of the water is important. If you have working electrical outlets in your basement, it is safer to have a professional come and assess the situation. You don't want to walk into water that is holding an electrical current, a mistake some homeowners make when trying to find the source of a basement leak. [Read More]

  • Limiting Financial Losses Associated With Power Blackouts

    Apart from plunging your house in darkness, a power blackout can also lead to a severe financial loss. Here are some of the ways in which blackouts can cause financial losses, and how to limit the damages: Power Surge A power surge is a spike (sudden temporary increase) in your home's electrical current. Power surges sometimes occur when the power comes back on after a blackout. Although brief, it can cause severe damage to your electrical appliances. [Read More]

  • Winner's Pride: Electrical Upgrades For A Trophy Display Case

    Winning awards and trophies comes with a lot of pride. Many people want to show off this pride by creating a trophy case that can display all of their achievements. Setting up a basic case is fine, but if you really want to display your case of achievements, then you can pull out all of the stops with the help of an electrician. There are multiple upgrades you can add to a trophy case that will make it standout and become a highlight of any room that it is featured in. [Read More]

  • How Can I Prevent Electrical Fires In My Home?

    Electrical fires can be both deadly and cause high damage, especially since your traditional fire sprinklers won't do much to stop the spread of these fires. There are many things that you can do around your house to make your space safer from electrical fires.  Step 1: Do an Electrical Audit If you have not had you home inspected recently for electrical issues or if you don't know the status and age of your electrical wiring, then have a residential electrician do a thorough inspection of your home. [Read More]

  • What You Should Do When The Power Goes Out During Extreme Weather Conditions

    No area of the country is safe from extreme weather. From droughts to floods and tornadoes to blizzards, bad weather can wreak havoc on power lines. In fact, weather-related power outages have drastically increased from about 5 to 20 a year in the mid 1990s to 100 a year in 2011. And climate changes and more frequent extreme weather conditions are contributing to this alarming increase in power outages. Since weather is unpredictable, it's very important that you know what to do when the lights go out. [Read More]