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Avoid Overlamping in Older Homes

Older homes come with their own charms and dangers. As electrical systems have progressed over the past few decades, some older homes don’t comply with new regulations. This doesn’t mean that you are necessarily violating the electrical code. But, in older homes, it can be easier to violate codes because information isn’t as readily accessible. …

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How to Use Extension Cords Safely

Extension cords seem like a practical solution to many problems. Many people use extension cords to direct power to Christmas tree lights in the winter. Owner of older homes may use extension cords to supply power to parts of the home that are lacking outlets. While extension cords are a useful tool, they can cause …

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Do-it-yourself Project or Professional Electrician?

When an electrical problem arises, often people ask “can I fix it myself?” With the amount of information available on the internet, it’s tempting for home and business owners to fix their own problems rather than spend money on an electrician. The answer is available in YouTube video somewhere. However, in some cases, do-it-yourself electrical …

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Overloading Circuits: Fuse Boxes and Circuit Breakers

Most of us have experienced the lights suddenly going out. We’re ironing the laundry while toasting bread and heating up soup in the microwave. Then, suddenly, the lights go out. The toast remains bread and the iron cools down. What happened? In many cases, the home tripped a circuit breaker or blew a fuse. This …

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Consumer Devices that Drain Power in Standby Mode

Many people have heard the old adage, “turn it off when you’re not using it.” The advice is generally good. A device that is in standby mode every day for years can add a few dollars to the electrical bill. However, some devices have gotten a bad reputation for sucking power. Yet, new regulations demand …

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Continuing Education the BRAY way!

It’s not shocking that you need to stay up to date on electrical trends, education and the most recent technology. Bray Electrical Services strives to be the best by offering continuing education opportunities for our staff.   The class this week was about how to perform load calculations along with why it is important to …

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Going Green Around the Globe

Developing and implementing greener, cleaner means of energy production is on a world-wide priority list. Check out some awesome advancements in green energy progression around the globe: * Opposites Attract: Solar energy and crude oil might seem like opposite ends of the green spectrum, but developments are being made to use solar energy during the …

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