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2019 Electric Car Review: Tesla Tesla Tesla

Electric cars have come a long way, but they are still a far cry from expectations of the future. Charging stations are available in more places, and batteries are offering increased mileage. Mechanically, they are equal to if not better than gas-powered counterparts. However, the electric car world is struggling with its futuristic image, which

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Posted On Feb 12, 2019

Cold Weather Heater Maintenance

Your heat rarely goes out in the fall or spring even though it is being used, and some of that makes logical sense. You aren’t stressing your system during the temperate seasons. But when it goes out during a snow storm, it feels like there are deeper, darker forces at work. In reality, cold weather

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Posted On Feb 11, 2019

Old Track Lighting: Take it, or leave it, but definitely change it

If you have an older home, you may have some gigantic, 1970s can lighting suspended from your track lighting system. They aren’t THAT bad, but they definitely and a retro feel to the room…and not in a good way. When people walk into your house, they notice the lights as relics of a past time,

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Posted On Feb 11, 2019

What does electricity do to the body?

Whenever the topic of electricity comes up, whether in social or professional life, a conversation about safety should not be far behind. Why is electricity dangerous? Electricity is dangerous because it is seeking a path to ground, and you may be in the way of that path. Electricity will seek the shortest route to the

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Posted On Feb 02, 2019

The Microgrid

The Grid It is our electricity network. Fuel sources, power stations, substations, and power lines get electricity from its point of generation to the home. We take it for granted how easy it is to use electricity because of the grid. Americans are rarely concerned about electricity shortages. The microgrid could keep it that way.

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Posted On Jan 28, 2019

Attic Ventilation Fans Save on Energy Consumption and Prevent Dry Rot

When summer temps reach the 90s, you probably sit inside in air conditioned rooms and welcome the cool air of modern technologies. If you don’t have an a/c, you definitely open windows and have a fan to get that hot air out of the house. Even though cool air isn’t blasting through vents, getting the

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Posted On Jan 27, 2019

The Electrical Hazards of Teenagers

You love your teenager despite their ego, but their lack of common sense can be overwhelming. It isn’t that they don’t make their bed or put their laundry in the basket. It’s more about the fact that they can’t get themselves fed or dressed without parental guidance. Keeping them properly fed and clothed is part

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Posted On Jan 19, 2019

Why doesn’t every house have a lightning rod?

You may know a bit about lightning rods. They were invented by Benjamin Franklin…they protect structures…but do you know what lightning rods do? Do you know if you have one on your home? These are reasonable things to know, especially if you live on the Southeast coast, which is much more prone to lightning strikes

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Posted On Jan 19, 2019

10 Reasons to Call an Electrician…and You Should

With all the DIYers out there showing people how to build and repair things around the home (and we love them!), people are increasingly doing things that they shouldn’t. Home electrical projects are dangerous, and if you are having an issue with your switches, lighting, plug-ins, or wiring in general, leave it up to a

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Posted On Jan 11, 2019

Dividing Utilities when Converting Basement to Rental

There are many things to consider prior to converting your basement to a rental unit. One of the first things is whether or not you can handle being a landlord. It is not always an easy road to travel. The extra income may be nice. However, the tenants may not respect your property. Furthermore, you

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Posted On Jan 03, 2019