Tips on How to be Your Own Electrician in Springfield, MO

Wondering about whether or not you need to find an electrician in Springfield, MO for your project or repair? You can’t go wrong by doing so (and we wouldn’t mind it if you did), but sometimes just doing a little research can give you the confidence you need to complete the project yourself. And the good news is that it’s kind of like math. Some people hate math because it doesn’t make sense to them and they never get the right answers, but you know, if you practice it enough, you’ll eventually get the hang of it. Developing skills in electrical work is a lot like that, so here are some tips to get you started.

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Are Halogen Light Bulbs Worth the Switch?

For quite some time now, “green living” and “energy efficiency” have floated around as buzzwords where home improvement is concerned. Due (in part) to this trend, alternatives to the traditional incandescent light bulb have become more widely available on the market. Besides having superior longevity, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) are the most energy-efficient type. However, they also contain mercury, making disposal of these bulbs a tricky issue. How about halogen bulbs? Are they truly here to stay? And are the supposed potential energy savings worth the switch to this type of light bulb?

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How Do I Know When Its Time To Call An Electrician?

A still-recovering economy and a thriving DIY (do it yourself) culture has made it so that most homeowners would rather tinker around their homes with tools rather than calling in qualified professionals to do the job for them. However, there are times when calling in a professional electrician is simply the smarter path to take. In this article, we parse out the scenarios where DIY can lead to disaster – and the answer to this common question: how do I know when its time to call an electrician?

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