How Much Would It Cost to Rewire My House?

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Maybe you already live in an older house. Perhaps you’re planning to move into one.

While dance crazes and must-have gadgets come and go, the classic appeal of a well-maintained older home never seems to go out of style.

One of the most important ways to keep your old house going strong is to keep the electrical wiring in good condition. Continue reading

What Exactly Are Rolling Blackouts?

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“Rolling blackout” is a term you’ve likely heard on the news from time to time. You may know that it has something to do with a loss of electricity.

However, you may not know exactly what a rolling blackout is, what causes them, what to do if you experience one, and perhaps most importantly, how to reduce the likelihood of one occurring. Continue reading

Protect Yourself from These Four Electrical Hazards

 

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Just a quick look around is a reminder of all the ways electricity helps us. It lights our buildings, charges our phones, and keeps us in touch.

But electricity is also is a powerful force that can be extremely dangerous. Electrical hazards frequently cause accidents that lead to property damage, injuries, and even death. Continue reading

Why Does Your Business Need an Energy Strategy?

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Think of all the things you do to make your organization successful. You go the extra mile to deliver quality products or services, good customer service, and an effective marketing strategy.

Have you ever thought about energy management as a component of your business strategy? All organizations can benefit from reducing energy costs — regardless of your industry or size, from small mom-and-pop stores to multinational conglomerates. Continue reading

Dimmer Switches: A Great Energy Investment

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Think “on” and “off” are your only choices when using a light switch? With affordable and easy-to-install dimmer switches, you’ll think again!

What if your only options for listening to music were to crank it all the way up to “11” and aggravate your neighbors, or not listen at all? That’s kind of like turning on lights without a dimmer switch. Continue reading

Are Non-Grounded Outlets Safe?

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For as long as you’ve been living and working in buildings with electrical service, you’ve been plugging things in.

Have you ever noticed how some outlets have just two vertical slots, while others have a third “hole” that makes the outlet look like a strange face? You may have also noticed how many appliances have either a two-prong plug or a three-prong plug. Continue reading