Aluminum Wiring in Homes: What Are Your Options?

An estimated two million homes and mobile homes have been constructed using aluminum wiring since 1965. This means that there are two million homes that need to have a watchful eye for potential disaster due to the dangers associated with aluminum wiring. This kind of wire, though cheaper than the copper alternative, is connected with a number of house fires due to its ability to overheat easily.

If you’re concerned about the troubles caused by aluminum wiring, read how to determine your risk and how to eliminate the hazards in your own home. Continue reading

Why Electrical Maintenance Is a Good Investment for Your Business

As a business manager, you know the importance of a good maintenance program.

It’s what keeps your place of business looking its best while creating a safe and comfortable environment for employees and customers.

You may already invest plenty of time, money and attention maintaining everything from your IT equipment, to your heating and cooling, to your floors.

But have you thought about your electrical system?

Today we’ll take a look at the benefits of regular electrical maintenance and some helpful hints for implementing preventive maintenance for your own electrical equipment. Continue reading

Electrical Wire Color Code: Your Guide to Decoding Colored Wires

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when doing electrical work. Opening the panel to see dozens upon dozens of wires, all different colors, can feel like a recipe for disaster. Not knowing the meaning of each specific color can mean the difference between getting a shock and safely performing your home maintenance. Follow this guide to better understand the electrical wire color code and keep yourself safe. Continue reading

Enjoy Perfect Patio Lighting with These 5 Easy Tips

Who says all the fun has to go indoors after the sun goes down?

With the right patio lighting design, you’ve got the perfect setting for inviting guests over for an after-hours social, or some quiet time outside before turning in for the night.

The best news is that there are patio lighting options for almost any taste and budget.

If you’re thinking of installing or updating your own patio lights, take a look at these 5 easy tips while shopping around to get the most for your money. Continue reading

How Can Your Business Benefit from Commercial Lighting Design?

Commercial lighting design has more of an impact on your business than you may know. Would you want to go into a restaurant that’s practically in the dark, or go into a hardware store whose sign has been flickering on and off for the past few months? The way your business is lit plays a major role in how people perceive your business. Read our industrial lighting tips to find out how to utilize lighting in a way that is both functional and appealing for your business. Continue reading

Do You Have the Right Commercial Electrical Wiring for Your Business?

In the day-to-day routine of managing your business, electricity may not exactly be at the top of your to-do list.

But whether you’re launching a startup or helping an established firm navigate the ups and downs of today’s business climate, having the right electrical system, with the capacity for handling your organization’s requirements, is one of the foundational building blocks for your success.

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Lower Your Electric Bill This Summer with These Tips!

The kids are out of school, the sun is out, and the temperatures are about to be scorching. We all know what this means: it’s almost summer. While summer does come with great weather, that heat can take a toll on your utility bill. If you’re looking to save some money while keeping cool, look no further and follow this guide to cut down on your summer utility costs. Continue reading

Don’t Ignore the Signs — Your Business Sign, That Is!

Too many brick-and-mortar business owners think their exterior signage doesn’t matter.

They watch all the cars rolling by and wonder if anybody is paying attention. When new customers come in they’re not sure if the sign out front played any part in getting them through the door.

Let’s take a look at why signs matter, and how you can get the most out of the money you invest in your outdoor lighted signs. Continue reading

How Can Ceiling Fans Benefit Your Home or Business?

In many homes and business, ceiling fans are a staple accessory. However, there are probably benefits of your ceiling fan that you hadn’t ever considered. Curious how ceiling fans can lower your energy bill and make your entire home or business cooler? We’ve compiled the top four hidden benefits of your ceiling fans that can add to your home or business. Continue reading

Brighten Things Up with Garden Lights for Outdoor Lighting Needs

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are inching up.

Pretty soon we’ll be spending more time outdoors entertaining guests and having fun with the family — even after the sun finally drops below the horizon.

It’s a great time to start thinking about garden lights to create an inviting mood and illuminate the occasion. Perhaps the best news of all is the wide variety of styles available to fit every budget. Continue reading