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Flickering Lights? Common Electrical Problems, and What They Mean

It’s usually pretty obvious when something isn’t working correctly. A light might be dim or flickering, or a socket might stop working. However, electrical problems come in all sizes, and there are some signs that you might not recognize as meaning that your wiring needs work. Here are some of the most common electrical problems …

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Want to go Off-Grid? Three Reasons Not to Cut the Cord

With the advent of tiny homes and portable solar arrays, more people are opting to go “off-grid.” In many cases, these people have no ties to the grid. The entire energy source for their home is the solar array mounted on the roof. For some people, an off the grid system meets a personal desire …

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Is your House giving Hints that it’s Time for an Electrical Wiring Upgrade?

When your clothes dryer starts to deteriorate, it’s pretty obvious. Your clothes are not dried properly or the mechanism stops spinning. However, when your home wiring begins to deteriorate, it’s not immediately obvious. The wiring is hidden behind the walls for safety and convenience. It’s not easy to inspect or troubleshoot. Instead, homeowners can keep …

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How Fixed Charges Impact your Electric Bill

When you look at your electric bill, you expect to see lower costs associated with lower electricity usage. Unfortunately, this expectation is not always true. The bills should show two costs: the fixed cost associated delivering electricity and a cost per kilowatt. As homeowners and business owners upgrade to high efficiency light bulbs and better …

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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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