Too Many Cords? Tips for Organizing Them!

  With so many electronics, devices, and systems that require wires and electrical cords running through your house, your electrical cables are bound to turn into a disorganized mess. Besides being a huge headache when it comes time to move something or add something, that mess of cords can be a fire hazard as well! … Continue reading “Too Many Cords? Tips for Organizing Them!”

How to Lower Your Electric Bill

  Few people enjoy spending money unnecessarily. Many of us don’t realize it, but we spend money on our electrical bill that could have been saved by making a few simple changes. Reducing electricity usage has the added bonus of being good for the environment, and at the same time, saves you money! Tips to … Continue reading “How to Lower Your Electric Bill”

How to Know When It’s Time for a Wiring Upgrade

  Your home’s wiring is a vital component to its overall electrical system. Ignoring problems with your wiring can lead to dangerous consequences, such as electrocution or fire. You can also damage expensive electronics and appliances due to short circuits. Still, it isn’t always easy to know when your wiring needs to be repaired or … Continue reading “How to Know When It’s Time for a Wiring Upgrade”

Upgrading Your Lighting to Become More Energy Efficient

  An energy-efficient home has become the goal of nearly every modern homeowner. Lower costs, higher performance—what’s not to love? But how can you become more energy efficient? Lighting upgrades are commonly listed as one of the quickest and simplest methods of improving home efficiency, and this is for good reason. Want to know what … Continue reading “Upgrading Your Lighting to Become More Energy Efficient”

Why Do Our Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?

  A frustrating electrical problem that many people encounter is a light bulb that continuously burns out for no apparent reason. Depending on how long a light is on during the day, most incandescent light bulbs should have a lifespan of about 900 hours (about 4 months), whereas LED lightbulbs are supposed to last 50,000 … Continue reading “Why Do Our Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?”

Increase Your Home’s Resale Value with Electrical Upgrades

Thinking about selling your home in the future? Many people don’t think of it, but it is wise to consider some home electric upgrades to boost resale value. The benefits go way beyond curb appeal! By swapping out old appliances, you’ll increase efficiency to slash monthly electric bills. You’ll boost your mood by upgrading light … Continue reading “Increase Your Home’s Resale Value with Electrical Upgrades”

Are Sparking Outlets Dangerous?

  You’ve probably seen it plenty of times — a small blue spark when you plug in an appliance. Most of the time, this is a normal and harmless event. But it’s worth paying attention to, because some sparks can be early warning signs of dangerous problems. Why Do Outlets Spark? Your home’s electrical system … Continue reading “Are Sparking Outlets Dangerous?”

Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Electrical Damage

  When one of your appliances starts showing signs of disrepair, you might think the trouble is confined to that appliance only. But that’s not necessarily true — there are some ways in which a faulty appliance can send surges of electricity into your home’s electrical system, and the resulting damage can range from a … Continue reading “Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Electrical Damage”

How to Winter-Proof Your Home Electric

  Winter time should be reserved for building snowmen, baking cookies, and enjoying all the season has to offer — not worrying about electric emergencies and heating hazards. Luckily, there are things you can do to safety-proof your home electric for winter months. Prevent Fire Hazards According to the Electric Safety Foundation, more home fires … Continue reading “How to Winter-Proof Your Home Electric”

A Flickering Light Bulb Could Mean a Lot More Than You Think

  Do you have a flickering light bulb, and you’re not sure why? As you are likely aware, there are a lot of abnormal electrical issues that can go unnoticed, but a flickering light bulb isn’t one of them. It’s visible, annoying and potentially alarming if you’re not sure what’s causing it. And it shouldn’t … Continue reading “A Flickering Light Bulb Could Mean a Lot More Than You Think”