January 15th, 2018
The electrical panel is what ensures power is properly distributed to different parts of your home. Also called a fuse box (with older boxes), breaker box, circuit breaker panel, or any number of names by those unfamiliar with the device, this panel is also a key component in shutting off the power automatically in dangerous situations…and getting it turned back on.
Besides this information, an electrical panel is often a bit of a mystery for most homeowners. How do you know if something wrong, or if your electrical panel needs to be upgraded? For the most part, you should talk to a local electrician, but we’ve got some helpful starting points.
January 1st, 2018
It’s happened to everyone at some point or another. You leave the home, pull out of the driveway, get halfway to work and suddenly realize you’ve left the lights on, the garage door open, or the heater on full blast. There’s not much you can do when you’re away from home. That is, unless you have a “smart home,” a home from the future.
Saving money in your home has never been easier or more convenient! Learn more about smart home technology and why you should call electricians to connect your home in today’s guide. Call our team to learn more!
December 18th, 2017
You’re grateful that you have a home heating system to keep you warm on the coldest nights. What you’re not grateful for, however, are the costs that go along with keeping one. A furnace or boiler can provide immense relief from the chill of winter, but that comes at a monthly cost that can often seem unmanageable.
You’re looking for more efficient ways to heat your home, and we have some answers. Read on to learn about some of the most efficient ways to stay warm, and start saving money today!
December 4th, 2017
As licensed electricians, it’s our job to make sure homeowners understand the dangers within their home systems, especially those that aren’t so obvious. A power surge may not be a health and safety risk, but it is dangerous for many of the most important systems in your home, including computers, lights, and air conditioners.
Many homes these days are not equipped with the proper protection from power surges. You might have electronics in the home right now that have been affected by power surges—and you haven’t even realized! There are unexpected damages that come along with power surges, as we’ll detail below. Protect your home today! Call an electrician for whole-house protection.
November 20th, 2017
Thinking of purchasing a new heating system? We want to help. Just curious about the types of heaters that are available out there or the one you have in your home right now? We can help with that, too. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is a big part of our company, and our technicians truly know the ins and outs of the systems they service. We’re here to help you learn about some of the most common heating systems installed today!
November 6th, 2017
When’s the last time someone took a look at your furnace and heating equipment? Has it been longer than a year? Longer than five years? We believe that this is far too long, and we want to prove it to you. Neglecting to schedule routine maintenance for your furnace can result in a higher cost of ownership and a major hassle when your system does finally need repairs.
A furnace tune-up is a service offered by most local heating technicians (although the steps and quality of service vary from company to company). This service ought to be scheduled each year in the fall, as early prevention is always your best bet. Learn more below about how this protects you, your home, and your heating system, and call our team to get started!
October 23rd, 2017
We don’t have to tell you twice, or even once: owning a home is expensive. Aside from mortgage payments, maintenance costs, and the price of furniture and décor, you’ve got smaller bills that just keep adding up. The electricity bill tends to be the one we’re most worried to open. It seems like you can either pay an arm and a leg or sit shivering in a dark home.
That doesn’t have to be the case. There are easy ways to save some money, at least on the essentials you need to power up every day, so that your monthly bills can drop a zero (or one of the bills, at least).
October 9th, 2017
Most people don’t give a second thought to their electrical outlets. When you want to make use of them, you simply plug in a device and turn it on! However, when problems arise, it’s important to act quickly and ensure your home is safe from electrical fires and other problems.
You may be wondering whether certain outlet problems really put your home at risk. For the most part, you should always contact a licensed electrician if you’re worried about your home’s electrical wiring and outlets. For now, though, we’re offering a primer on whether or not you should be concerned about common problems that start at the outlets.
September 25th, 2017
An extension cord may not seem like such a complicated item to pick up at the store—until you get there. You may find that there are many different types of extension cords, but a lot of people still settle for the cheapest extension cord of the proper length. This can be dangerous: extension cords are an electrical hazard, and we think there are some things any homeowner should know about using them.
Follow our tips for extension cord safety below, and call our team when you decide to upgrade your electrical wiring. We can install outlets and switches, help with home automation, and provide all you need to keep your electrical systems safe and functional.
September 11th, 2017
There are times when you simply cannot wait to contact a local technician for AC or heating repair. When an air conditioner breaks down on a hot, humid day, you know that a call to a qualified heating and air conditioning contractor will be your best bet to getting the repairs you need in a timely manner.
But when it’s a small issue, making that call may seem a lot less dire—especially if the summer is just coming to a close. We understand that it seems better to save some money for now and wait to make repairs during the next spring or summer. But this just allows for problems to get worse! It will cost you more to make emergency repairs in the summer than it would to repair these issues right now. Take a look at what types of repairs just cannot wait.