Are you one of those people who spend countless hours thinking about your home’s electrical system? For most, the answer to this question is “no,” and this is completely normal. However, with more and more being demanded of a home electrical system, it is important to consider whether or not it is safe.
If you are like most people, you probably don’t pay much attention to the light switches in your home. While the majority of these will last for decades without issues, besides needing to be cleaned from time to time, there are a few things to watch for. After all, constant use can take its toll […]
Each year in the United States there are more than 25,000 electrical fires. The most common causes of these fires are the mishandling of electrical devices. The fact is, you must be careful and take the proper safety precautions. After all, even a small, seemingly insignificant mistake can leave you with serious property damage or […]
You have likely seen it a time or two – that small, blue spark that appears when you plug in an electronic device or appliance. While this is normal most of the time, and usually a harmless event, this isn’t always the case. You need to pay attention because some sparking outlets may be an early […]
There is no question that the holidays are a magical time. Everyone’s spirits and moods are further lifted by the beautiful, twinkling Christmas lights used for decorating your home. However, the downside of all these lights is increased energy consumption, and as a result, power bills.
There are some homeowners in the Kansas City area who get a bit nervous when it begins getting cooler out. They think about the increasing heating bills that are to come, on top of holiday shopping expenses. However, there is no need to panic. There are a number of easy, fast, yet effective ways to […]
Today, you don’t come across too many homes that don’t use electricity. Since modern people rely on electricity, it is imperative that you learn how to handle it safely. Unfortunately, the occurrence of electrical shocks and fires aren’t as rare as you may think; however, most of them are preventable. When you keep the most […]
Many homeowners believe that, just like other home improvement projects, they should wait until spring to install landscape lighting. They think they won’t be able to enjoy the lights because the cold weather will keep them indoors. However, daylight savings time makes it dark much earlier in the fall and winter, which means it is […]
For many Americans, winter brings frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather, both of which can wreak havoc on a home. Getting ready for the colder months means more than stocking up on hot cocoa and wood for the fireplace; you also need to think about the best ways to keep your house safe from the elements […]
A properly installed and working fire alarm is an asset to a home. In fact, these small devices help to prevent thousands of fatalities every year, which is why it is so important to have the tested and inspected regularly. However, at some point or another, it is going to be necessary to upgrade and […]