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How to Childproof Electrical Outlets

Posted On: September 30, 2016

Most electrical outlets are located near the ground, which means that children can easily access them. The last thing you want is for a child to fool around with an outlet as it can result in a severe injury – or even a death. Fortunately, there are ways that you can childproof your electrical outlets…

How Does Electricity Get to Your Home?

Posted On: September 28, 2016

People often talk about where electricity comes from, referring to the source fuel that supplies the power. There’s much that can be said about natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and hydropower energy. Regardless of where your electricity originally comes from, it goes through a power plant and distribution lines to get to your…

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……

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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...