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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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Common Electrical Problems

Why do my lights flicker? This problem can be caused by several factors including plugging in an appliance that temporary draws more power causing the lights to flicker. Flickering lights are also often indicative of a defective or loose light bulb. If replacing or tightening the bulb doesn’t solve the problem, it is best to […]

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Are You Protected Against Power Surges?

Do you have expensive electronics such as big screen TVs, bluray players, and gaming consoles? Then you need a surge protector! Surge protectors, which aren’t necessarily the same as power strips, can keep all of your electronics and appliances safe from becoming useless due to a power surge. Dangerous Power Surges & Spikes Your home’s […]

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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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Replacing a Light Switch

When the word, Electrical, is heard, many people are scared off by the job. This we can understand, because electricity can be very dangerous and life threatening, if handled with incorrectly. For this reason, there are not many things we can recommend to do without a professional electrician. Nonetheless, there are a few simple task […]

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