Keeping the Lights on this Holiday Season

It’s time to start putting up those holiday lights and decorations, but electric companies in Houston and nationwide have some advice. One of the most common reasons that your circuits get tripped is because they’re overloaded, and the power load on circuits increases during the holidays. Previously, A&H Electric has discussed tips for outdoor holiday lighting, […]

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Safety Tips for Electric Fireplaces

One of the many joys of winter is snuggling up under a cozy throw, watching holiday favorites, with a fireplace providing warmth. However, if you do not have a wood- or gas-burning fireplace in your home, you can create a cozy feel regardless of the season with an electric fireplace. These appliances provide all the […]

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Be Prepared for When a Power Outage Strikes

In short, a power outage is any sudden, unexpected interruption in electricity. It can be relatively brief or, in rare situations, considerably longer. Extended outages primarily occur due to extreme weather anomalies. Disruptions can also impact one property or thousands. The latter, however is generally referred to as a blackout. Preparing for when the power […]

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Is Overnight Device Charging Safe?

Raise your hand if you’ve plugged in your phones, tablets, or laptops just before falling asleep. The promise of waking up fully rested, ready to go about our days, with a fully charged electronic device to assist us is quite alluring. Then there are those who’ve been told that overnight device charging is incredibly bad […]

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Call a Licensed Electrician for These 4 Red Flags

    “One in four U.S. homes are all electric.” That’s according to a 2015 survey conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The Residential Energy Consumption Survey analyzes energy consumption for these eight purposes: air conditioning, clothes drying, lighting, cooking, water heating, space heating, hot tubs, and swimming pools. There’s no question that […]

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Spring Electrical Safety Checklist

There is more to spring home maintenance than cleaning. While cleaning is certainly a big part of it, critical components in your home also require some TLC, including the electrical system. Check the following four tasks off your spring electrical safety checklist beginning today to prevent future problems and costly repairs. Check All Smoke and […]

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Phantom Loads Revealed

The electricity consumed by common home gadgets and appliances despite being switched off is referred as phantom loads. The convenience popular products afford you comes with a price tag. According to a 2015 report by the Natural Resources Defenses Council (NRDC), plugged-in devices continually draw power, costing you $165 annually and increasing your carbon footprint. […]

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