Time for an Upgrade? When, Why and How to Rewire Your Kitchen

If your house is more than 40 years old, there’s a good chance your electrical wiring isn’t up to code—and you’re probably feeling the effects of that obsolescence most profoundly in your kitchen. If lights are flickering when you use appliances, the number of outlets isn’t adequate or your breaker is tripping a tad too frequently, it’s likely time to rewire your kitchen. Continue reading

Kitchen Appliance Installation: 5 Solid Reasons to Go with a Pro

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With the coronavirus pandemic lingering, Americans are eating at home quite a bit more these days. And some are coming to grips with the fact that their aging kitchen appliances are nearing the end of their lifespan.

Like it or not, they will eventually outlive their usefulness, start racking up repair bills or just plain die. Every appliance is different, but each type has a life expectancy. Here’s a look at the average lifespan of major appliances compiled by HouseLogic, a National Association of Realtors site geared toward homeowners.

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4 Ways to Keep Kitchen Appliance Vampires from Draining the Grid—and Your Wallet

If that summer electric bill has you swooning from sticker shock, it might be time to look at ways to make one of your home’s biggest energy hogs a bit more efficient. 

Yes, we’re talking about the hub for the hungry. The de facto spot for socializing. The epicenter of aromas and appliances. Your kitchen. Continue reading

8 Air Conditioning Tips for the Summer Time

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As the temperature rises, unfortunately, so does the energy bill. Air conditioning in sweltering, humid climates requires a lot of electricity to keep the temperature inside your home comfortable. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioning uses 6% of all electricity produced in the United States, making the annual cost of AC around $29 billion.

Air conditioning is a great way to stay comfortable and avoid heat-related injuries or illnesses, but it’s critical to use AC efficiently to save money and energy. Keep reading below for some of our tips on how to save on your air conditioning.

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5 Tips for Saving Electricity While Working from Home

A father looks after his children playing in the living room as he works from home.

Advancement in technology encourages American workers to become more flexible in where and how they work. While a large percentage of jobs, like your trusted electrical technicians, still require hands-on, in-person work, internet connectivity allows information to be transferred in an instant, giving anyone with a computer the capability to work away from the office.

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How Often Should You Have Your Hot Tub Inspected and Why?

A close up of a hot tub seat shows the water bubbling.Hot tubs can be a great avenue of relaxation. Sometimes, nothing sounds better after a hard day of work than taking a relaxing soak. However, a seemingly relaxing activity can quickly turn if the hot tub’s water is discolored or the jets aren’t pumping properly.

Getting regular hot tub inspections can help to extend the life of your spa and prevent any costly “uh-ohs” when you pull the cover back and see permanent damage.

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10 Tips to Save Water at Home

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Whenever you are trying to cut costs, one of the first places you may look at is your utility bill. There are several ways to save on water consumption. On average, Americans use 80-100 gallons of water per day. This number may be staggering, but public use of water makes up only 12.1% of the 322 billion gallons of water used per day in the U.S. We use a lot of water. Using less water is better for your wallet and the environment. Continue reading