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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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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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Home Electrical Equipment Maintenance Tips

A homeowner’s to-do list can often seem endless. Clean the gutters. Mow the lawn. Declutter the garage. Deep clean the kitchen and bathrooms. Repair a leaky faucet. Change the HVAC filters. Then, there’s the big one: Maintain the home electrical equipment. Ensuring your home electrical equipment is in good shape can prevent damage, injuries, and high […]

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Resolve to Save Energy in 2018

The beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to update your home. When setting goals for your home, it’s a good idea to start by looking at your home’s energy efficiency or possibly, lack of. One goal that is easy to keep and will put money directly back into your wallet is to […]

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Outdoor Holiday Lighting Tips

Make the season really sparkle with outdoor holiday lighting. Here are some tips to get you started. Holiday Light Planning Whether decorating your house with one string of lights or multiple, planning is one step you can’t miss. Decide how many lights sets you’ll need by measuring the locations where they will be used. This […]

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