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Fixing Loose Plugs That Fall Out of Outlets

Posted On: October 18, 2022

There’s never a good time for a plug to fall out of an electrical outlet. Whether it’s a phone charging overnight or an appliance you’re using to make dinner, you want a plug to stay snug in place. You’ll want to replace the loose outlet, but thankfully this is just a moderate DIY project or…

What’s Inside Your Electrical Panel?

Posted On: May 24, 2021

Your electrical panel is the main hub for all of your home’s electricity. Anything powered comes back to the main electrical service panel known as the breaker box. This panel board takes all the incoming power from the utility company and distributes it throughout your home for every single light, outlet, and appliance you may…

How to Avoid Common Electrical Problems This Winter

Posted On: December 18, 2020

When temperatures drop, we tend to rely more heavily on our electrical system and appliances to keep us warm and entertain us through the long nights. Heating systems, electric blankets, space heaters, and Christmas lights all do their share of extra work during the winter. This increased demand on appliances causes an uptick in electrical…

When to Prepare Your HVAC System for Fall

Posted On: September 22, 2020

When the first cool day arrives in Maryland or the DC area, the last thing you want as a homeowner is to turn on your HVAC system and realize that it is not working properly. Not only will this leave your home cold and uncomfortable, but you may have an extended wait for an HVAC…

10 Reasons Why You Need Whole-Home Surge Protection

Posted On: August 26, 2020

With so many parts of our daily lives dependent on electricity, from refrigerators and HVAC systems to phones, computers, and televisions, it is crucial that such devices be protected from damage. One of the most dangerous threats to any home electrical system is power surges, and while that may immediately conjure images of lightning strikes,…

Why Is My Light Bulb Buzzing?

Posted On: March 31, 2020

When you flip on a light switch, you expect the room to illuminate, but you don’t want a buzzing sound to go with it. Besides being annoying, a buzzing light bulb could indicate a problem with your electrical system. While you may be able to troubleshoot some issues, others require professional repair. Common Causes of…

Is a Generator a Tax Write-Off?

Posted On: February 12, 2020

Maryland and the DMV area are not immune to power outages, with storms, accidents, and maintenance problems causing blackouts that may last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, if not longer. A backup or standby generator can be a great way to protect your home from long-term outages, powering a few essential…

Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Posted On: November 26, 2019

Compared to all the other seasons, winter may be the most dangerous — carbon monoxide harms more people during winter, and there are more deadly and destructive house fires during the coldest months of the year. To help keep you and your family safe, Jaffe Electric has put together some winter electrical safety tips to…

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Fixing Loose Plugs That Fall Out of Outlets

There’s never a good time for a plug to fall out of an electrical outlet. Whether it’s a phone charging overnight or an appliance you’re...