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Compare LED vs. CFL Lighting

Posted On: September 21, 2016

When it comes to choosing light bulbs for your home or business, don’t just pick anything. Lighting has a bigger impact on your environment than you might think. Not only are some lights more efficient than other (meaning that energy costs will vary), the light itself varies in quality depending on what bulbs you choose.…

Simple Ways to Cut Energy Costs

Posted On: September 15, 2016

Everyone would like to use less energy, whether you’re concerned about the planet or just trying to shrink the utility bill. Some ways to lower energy costs come with a steep price tag upfront, such as state-of-the-art EnergyStar appliances or a new “cool roof.” You can make a considerable dent in your home energy consumption…

7 Fall Electrical Safety Tips

Posted On: September 15, 2016

The weather around the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia area is finally starting to cool off a bit as we head from summer into fall. As the temperatures begin dropping, you’re going to begin depending more on electric appliances and the systems they control. To ensure that your house remains, follow these fall electrical…

Benefits of Standby Generators

Posted On: September 3, 2016

Why Install a Home Backup Generator? Nobody likes dealing with a power outage, which is why investing in a standby generator is great way to avoid having to do so. However, you might balk at the cost of investing in a standby generator. Before you decide that spending a few hours or a few days…

What Is a GFCI Outlet?

Posted On: August 30, 2016

Electricity is dangerous, but as we all know, it’s a necessity. However, because it is dangerous, there are a number of safety measures to help reduce the risk of things like electrical fires and electric shock. For example, fuses are meant to prevent electrical fires from occurring. But you may want to add extra protection…

Why Is My Outlet Hot?

Posted On: August 15, 2016

Seeing as how your outlets are used to run electricity through your home and into your appliances and electronic devices, the last thing you want to deal with is a problem with your outlet that could cause damage or injury. For example, when your outlet becomes hot to the touch. Your Outlet Is Hot Because……

Summer Electrical Safety Tips

Posted On: July 29, 2016

The summer is a season almost everyone looks forward to – after all, who doesn’t love the warm temperatures that summer brings? Hanging by the pool, summer cookouts, and barbeques bring family and friends together. However, safety should still be your priority. If you don’t want to ruin your summer fun due to the lack…

Why Does My Microwave Trip the Breaker?

Posted On: July 15, 2016

Almost every home has a microwave. Newer homes come with microwaves pre-installed, commonly found above the stove top. However, older homes, rental properties, or apartments often require you to purchase a microwave and plug it into a kitchen outlet—an outlet that may not be wired to handle the electrical capacity you demand. If this is…

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Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Compared to all the other seasons, winter may be the most dangerous — carbon monoxide harms more people during winter, and there are more deadly...