Outdoor Christmas Lighting Tips

Nothing says “’tis the season” like a shining display of lights on your home for the holidays. As the season is approaching, you may be ready to show off your spirit with your array of lights. However, there are a few things you need to consider before turning your house into a beacon of holiday cheer. Check out our list of tips below to make sure you keep things merry and bright with your outdoor lighting. Continue reading

Should You Install a Smart Home System?

Smart home systems are growing in popularity by the day. Every time you read or watch the news, tech giants like Amazon, Google or Apple find a new way to integrate electronics into your home. Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri are becoming smarter and better at answering our questions, making them perfect companions for daily tasks around the house.

The question is: should you install a smart home system?

There are a lot of benefits to installing a smart home system, but there are issues to consider as well. Check out our list of pros and cons to see if a smart home system is right for you. Continue reading

What Questions Should I Ask My Electrician Before I Buy a House?

When you’re buying a new house, there are a lot of questions to ask before making a final decision. The electrical work is incredibly important and can make or break the living experience in your new home. It’s a good idea to request an inspection of the house before you close the deal to make sure there aren’t any outstanding electrical problems. Continue reading

Should I Use CFL or LED Light Bulbs?

A person replaces an incandescent light bulb with an LED light bulb.

A lot of people don’t put much thought into the light bulbs they use to light their house. After all, all that matters is that the lights turn on when you flip the switch, right? Wrong. What if we told you that the type of light bulbs you use could affect your energy usage, utility bills, and even your mood? It’s true. Keep reading to learn if you should use CFL or LED light bulbs to brighten up your space.  Continue reading

Saving Electricity for Your Small Business

Two small business owners look at their bills and learn how to save on electric costs.

Do you know what the most unpredictable expense for small businesses is? Yep, energy costs. In fact, in a study conducted by ENERGYSTAR, they found that small businesses across the United States spend around $60 billion on energy costs combined. We’ve rounded up several easy ways to save on energy costs for your small business, so that you can invest more in your business and less in your utility bill. Keep reading to learn how to cut down the electric bill for your small business.  Continue reading

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Power outages are a major inconvenience in a modern world that relies on electricity for basic daily needs. While blackouts that last for under an hour are an annoyance, blackouts that last for a day or more can cause huge problems. Maybe you have hundreds of dollars worth of perishable foods that are going to go bad, or you’re left to sweat it out at home with no air conditioning. Continue reading

How Do I Prepare For a Blackout?

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

Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

Carbon monoxide, also known as the “silent killer” is a colorless, odorless gas that can present a grave danger to the inhabitants of your home. This gas is often found in homes with gas appliances and heating systems. But if it’s colorless and odorless, how can you know when it’s causing a problem in your home? Keep reading to learn about how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning in your home. Continue reading

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

We’ve all been there. The dishwasher’s running, someone is vacuuming, someone is playing a video game, then someone turns on the microwave, and “bam!”, lights off.  Your circuit breaker has tripped, and now you’ve got to fix it. Do you know where your breaker box is? How to determine the cause of your breaker tripping? How to get your power up and running again?

Circuit breakers commonly trip due to an overload of a circuit, or when it encounters a variety of electrical problems.

Keep reading to learn all about why your circuit breaker keeps tripping, and what that means for you. Continue reading