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When is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Fire Alarm?

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 […]

Necessary Electrical Upgrades for Any Home Built Prior to 1988

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 […]

3 Important Things to Know About Installing New Outlets

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 […]

The Importance of Installing GFCI Outlets in Your Home

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.

Signs Your Light Switch is Beginning to Wear Out

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 […]

Helpful Tips for Preventing Electrical Fires

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 […]

Are Sparking Outlets Really Dangerous?

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 […]

Tips for Reducing Energy Usage During the Holidays

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.

Tips to Lower Your Electric Bills this Winter

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 […]