Most homeowners don’t think about upgrading or even investing in repairs for their electrical panel on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of the signs of a problem, which puts themselves, their family and their home at risk.
According to information provided by the National Fire Protection Association, the smoke alarms installed in homes across the country were only effective and only went off in about 53 percent of all the home fires that were reported in the U.S. between the years of 2009 and 2013. On the other hand, approximately 59 percent […]
As your home ages, the electrical wiring becomes more of a safety hazard. While this is deterioration that happens over an extended period of time, it can still lead to some dangerous problems. If you have a home that is more than 30 years old, it’s a good idea to hire professional electrical contractors for […]
Have you noticed the electrical outlets in your home aren’t working as well as they once did? One indication of this is if the outlet is unable to snugly hold a plug. Not only is this annoying, it can actually be a serious shock and fire hazard. Other signs of an issue include outlets that […]
If you have made the decision to invest in a new home theater system, then you have to consider much more than just the equipment you plan on purchasing. Even if you purchase all of the most innovative and top-of-the-line components, you won’t get the experience that you want and deserve if you don’t have […]
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.