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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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Only You Can Prevent Electrical Fires

Electrical failure or malfunctions account for more than 45,000 home fires per year and result in 420 deaths, 1,370 injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage per year according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). To help reduce your risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe, follow these simple safety […]

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Whole House Generators: Powering on Demand

  Some dangers rear their ugly head without any warning, as we have already evidenced with the United States’ recent natural disasters, but knowing this – knowing that danger is around every dark corner of the world – doesn’t mean we shouldn’t or can’t protect ourselves for its arrival. In fact, when we prepare ourselves […]

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Home Automation Systems Save You Money

Automating Your Home As home energy prices continue to climb…and climb…and, well you get the picture, in a time when many homeowners are still feeling the effects of a bad economy, home automation systems are being used to alleviate the headaches associated with a homeowner’s rising energy costs. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, […]

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This Math Problem Will Change Your Home, Forever; All You Need Is Time, Patience, & a Little Curiosity

It is safe to say that most people own at least one computer. Owning a computer may also mean owning accessories for your personal computer. For example, speakers, an additional monitor, printer, modem, router, keyboard, and mouse. For those who use their computers for picture sharing or school work may also have an external flash […]

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4 Electrical Issues That You Can Troubleshoot in Your Home

Most electrical problems need to be handled by a licensed electrician, like the ones at  A&H Electric.  If you are not a qualified professional, a mistake could be made that could cause an electrical fire and the results could be disastrous!  Every year many house fires are caused by improper electrical wiring, so if you […]

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Capacity Market: What Is It?

  In just about a week, Texas’ 10 year electricity forecast will be released and the Texas Public Utility Commission will finally be making a decision on whether or not to switch Texas to a capacity market, after months of debating. It all started in 2011 when freezing temperatures caused Texas’ electric infrastructure to experience […]

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