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Adding Lights to Increase Home Value

One of the best ways to increase the value of your home is to add lighting. Here are 5 reasons why lighting improvements can help to drive up the resell value of your home with a minimal investment. Adding a circuit for light switches is a fairly simple electrical procedure for a skilled electrician. Depending

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Posted On May 06, 2017

Which appliances should have a dedicated circuit?

When people are renovating or buying a new house, one of the common concerns that they have is ensuring that all of their appliances have sufficient electrical power to run smoothly without interruption. If a circuit is trying to supply the power needs for too many different appliances, it will give you problems, likely causing

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Posted On May 05, 2017

Protecting Your Equipment from Power Surges

While it’s important to protect yourself from electrical injury, it’s also important to take the steps necessary to protect your equipment from electrical loads beyond their design. One of the most frustrating causes of damage to electrically powered devices like PCs are electrical surges. While there are several types of power fluctuations, the most dangerous

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Posted On May 03, 2017

Older Electrical Systems

If you have an older home, it is quite likely that your electrical system is showing its age. Whether you are dealing with unreliable outlets, flickering lights, or other problems, it is possible that your home is in dire need of an electrical upgrade. However, this can be daunting. If you are unable to financially

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Posted On Apr 29, 2017

What Are Building Codes?

Have you ever seen an article describing a building as not being up to code? What is the code? And who is keeping track? Building codes can be confusing to the layperson. They are a series of rules governing the construction of buildings, and they cover everything from the types of materials used, to the

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Posted On Apr 28, 2017

How to Clean Electrical Interfaces and Appliances

Cleaning most things in our houses can be fairly simple. If it’s squishy, you vacuum or wash it. If it’s hard, you spray some appropriate solution or water, and wipe it down. However, when dealing with electrical systems, there are additional considerations. You don’t want to get shocked, or damage your wiring or appliance. It’s

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Posted On Apr 27, 2017

Most Common Causes of Electrical Accident in the Home

Under ideal conditions, electricity is a powerful tool. However, incorrectly installed wiring, older circuits, or damage done to an electrical system can all create opportunities for this powerful tool to cause injury. With that in mind, understanding the most common causes of residential electrical accidents can be useful in the prevention of future accidents. Damaged

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Posted On Apr 22, 2017

Ensuring You Have High Quality Electrical Work

Electrical work can be difficult. Unfortunately, sometimes homeowners and renovators will either attempt to tackle projects far beyond their skill level, or will hire unqualified unlicensed amateur electricians to do their work for them. While this will save some money in the very short term, it can be a very bad idea. But people do

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Posted On Apr 21, 2017

Installing a Backup Generator

Electricity is one of those things that most of us don’t have to think about very frequently. We don’t often realize how many of our daily tasks and conveniences directly rely on electricity. Unfortunately, sometimes the power goes out. This could be the result of a local electrical failure, which typically lasts hours or days,

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Posted On Apr 20, 2017

How Much Does it Cost to Wire an Outbuilding?

I hear fairly frequently from people who want to know how much it will cost to wire a shed, garage, or other outbuilding. Whether it was built after the house and an electrical system was not installed, or if you are looking to construct one yourself, the cost to wire an outbuilding can vary wildly.

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Posted On Apr 14, 2017