Experiencing a power loss is no fun for anyone. After all, our world seemingly runs completely by electricity, so a power blackout can cause major inconvenience to your daily life and even present a danger to you or your home. When a blackout or power outage happens in your area, the last thing you want is to find yourself unprepared. We’ve rounded up four simple tips to help you prepare for a blackout and to keep you, your family, and your home safe in a worst-case scenario. Continue reading
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
There’s a lot to love about living in an old house. Many homeowners will tell you there’s a certain charm and sense of history that you just can’t get from newer houses. Besides their sentimental and nostalgic appeal, old houses can bring another advantage – they were built to last. The fact that an old house is still standing strong and ready to be lived in is a testament to the quality of construction and craftsmanship that went into building it. Continue reading
The days are cold and the nights are even colder. For a homeowner on a budget, trying to keep warm during these blistery months can be a struggle, but we’re here to help you find efficient ways to heat your home. Today we’re going to tackle a question that we hear frequently during the winter: is it bad to turn the heater on and off? Many people wonder if it’s best to leave your heating on all the time (at a low temperature) rather than continually switching it on and off as you need it. You may be concerned that each time you turn your radiator on again, you’re using a great amount of power that’s costing you extra money. Is that true? Should you stick to a low temperature all winter long?
As we gear up for another storm season, you are probably thinking about how you can save your family the inconvenience of losing power. It is not uncommon for severe weather to knock out the power in some areas for several hours, or even several days or weeks, depending on where you live. If you are tired of relying on the main power grid to keep your house warm or cool and your food fresh, you may have thought about buying a generator. Before you buy a generator, consider what it will take to get it installed. Can you do it yourself or do you need an electrician?
If you own a business, one of the first things your customers will see is your parking lot or parking garage. Have you taken a moment recently to check out what a customer sees when they first approach your business? Do not just examine the lot at noon, when it is bright and sunny. You need to visit your parking lot when it is dark, especially if your business is still open after the sun goes down. If you have discovered that your parking lot lighting or parking garage lighting is not adequate, give an electrical contractor a call to see what your options are. There are three main reasons you want to have a well-lit parking lot.