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The Smart Grid is Coming

The Smart Grid is coming, we think, but it will take some time to make our country’s electrical grid “smart.” Yes, just like smart homes, the electrical grid can be made into a “smart” system, which will improve efficiency and reliability of electric use in America. Ultimately, the Smart Grid will save consumers money and

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Posted On Oct 13, 2018

Power Surges

Most people have power strips in their house, and these are used to provide extra outlets where needed. Additionally, many if not most power strips are also surge protectors, which means they protect devices from power spikes throughout the day. Why Do My Devices Need Protection? Anything with a microprocessor can be damaged by power

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Posted On Oct 07, 2018

Home Energy Audits in Cool Weather

While the word “audit” is a bit scary, home energy audits can pinpoint areas in your home where energy is being wasted. A home energy auditor assesses the inside and the outside of the home to identify efficiency gaps, so they can be resolved and save a person big bucks on the electric bill. Especially

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Posted On Sep 28, 2018

LED Expands Lighting Options

If you have not switched to LED lightbulbs then you are likely still experiencing the frustration of bulb replacement. One incandescent bulb may last a couple months or a year, but it will almost always go out at the least opportune time. Still, many people are confused about LED bulbs, which are a bit pricier

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Posted On Sep 28, 2018

Electrical Upgrades and Lifestyle Improvements for the Physically Impaired

Physical impairment can greatly reduce a person’s independence and autonomy, and some of the simplest actions can become impossible to carry out. Turning on a light switch may be unmanageable from the height of a wheelchair, and changing the channel on the television can be cumbersome for someone with limited dexterity or paralyzation. Thankfully, electronics

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Posted On Sep 21, 2018

Increasing the Lifespan of your Electrical Appliances

The Lifespan of an Electrical Appliance is Directly Related to Its Cleanliness Appliances are intended to be long-term purchases whether you have lots of disposable income or not because they are large, stationary objects in the home that are difficult to remove and replace. Just like any machine with working parts, they will eventually breakdown,

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Posted On Sep 15, 2018

Labelling and Getting to Know your Electrical Panel

Somebody was just using the hair dryer, and you know because the lights in the den just went out. No need to be alarmed. A breaker has tripped, and all you need to do now is make your way to the electrical panel to flip the breaker. Maybe it’s a trip to the laundry room

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Posted On Sep 13, 2018

Electrical Upgrades to Bundle with Your Renovation

If you have an older home, it is possible that the wiring needs updated, and there is no better time to do it than during a renovation. It is one of the few times that accessing wires and fixtures through walls and ceilings is only moderately inconvenient. I mean, you were going to paint anyway,

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Posted On Sep 08, 2018

Electrical Upgrades for Home Defense

Unfortunately, crime and violence are still too common of events in our society. If you pay any attention to the news or statistics on crime, you might have an ok idea of the very real danger which we sometimes face. While violent crime is by no means common, people are victims every single day. These

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Posted On Sep 01, 2018

Preventing an Electrical Fire

Electrical fires are very real risks which cause millions of dollars in damage and injuries every year. However, many of them are preventable and some basic precautions or maintenance could have stopped a tragedy from occurring. Here are a few tips to help you make sure that your home is not the place of an

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Posted On Aug 26, 2018