There is no question that surge protectors and power strips offer a certain level of convenience. However, if you want to use them safely, you have to learn the difference between the two. Far too often, surge protectors and power strips are mistaken for each other.
Your suitcase is ready to go, your pets are in the loving embrace of your neighbors, and you have all the sunscreen you could need – you’re all ready for vacation. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who focus on everything they are going to do while away from home, rather than thinking about […]
If the weather is cold outside, you likely rely on your home’s heating system to keep you toasty and warm. However, before you crank up your fireplace or furnace, you need to make sure your home’s carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
If you are like most people, you use electricity for many tasks throughout the day. You likely don’t give much thought to using an appliance or turning on a light. Your kids also use electricity daily, from playing on a gaming system to tapping away at their tablets. In fact, electricity has become such a […]
It is easy to forget how much you rely on electricity. In fact, most people go throughout their day, using lights, appliances, and devices without giving a second thought to where the power is coming from. However, ignoring the electrical system in your home can be dangerous. This is particularly the case if the system […]
If you own a home that was constructed before 1990, then you may have an outdated main electric panel in place. Not only are these panels ugly, but they can also be quite unsafe.
Not all situations where lights are flickering indicate a serious problem with your home’s electrical system. It’s more important to figure out what lights flicker and how. The fact is, this is a pretty common problem that has a number of explanations. To better understand how to address flickering lights, you need to tailor the […]
Did you know that more than 30,000 non-fatal shock accidents occur every year? This is surprising to some, especially since it is so easy to prevent electrical shock. All you need to do is to know what to avoid and what to look for. When you have some basic safety training and knowledge, you won’t […]