2 Tips To Protect Your Home From Hidden Electrical Fire Hazards

Homeowners are often on the lookout for electrical dangers that can spark an electrical fire in their homes. In many cases, replacing old wiring, having charred or blackened electrical outlets replaced and replacing frayed wires on extension cords can do a lot to prevent an electrical fire in your home. However, there are other hidden electrical fire hazards that you need to be aware of. Here is a look at the main hidden dangers and how you can protect you home and property from a devastating electrical mishap. Read More 

Four Reasons to Call a Professional Electrician Even If You Don’t Think You Have a Problem

When all the lights and appliances in your home work, you might not think there is any reason to get in touch with an electrician. However, here are some reasons to have an electrician inspect your electrical system in order to keep you and your home safe and powered up. Your Home Was Not Wired Correctly If you aren't the first person to live in your house, you have no way to tell whether the original wiring was installed properly. Read More 

3 Signs That You Need To Update Your Breaker Box

Whether you call it the breaker box or the electrical panel, it serves the same purpose – it's the safety control center for all the circuits in your home. The box is full of protective fuses, or circuit breakers, that are designed to turn off if a circuit is overloaded. This prevents hazardous electrical conditions, including fires. The breakers are also designed for manual shut-off, such as when you are working on an electrical item. Read More 

How To Change From T12 Incandescent Bulbs To T8 LED Bulbs In Your Work Shop

You can save a significant amount of money on your electrical bill by switching from traditional T12 incandescent bulbs to T8 LED bulbs to light your work shop. The T8 bulbs will produce more light than the T12 ones while consuming less energy. You need to change the ballasts and fittings on the light fixture in order to install the T8 bulbs in your existing light fixtures in the work shop. Read More 

Electrician Or DIY? Answers For Three Common Household Jobs

As a homeowner, part of the pride you feel often comes from successfully working on your home, including completing tasks that involve your home's electrical system. When it comes time to roll up your sleeves and get to work, it's always useful to take a moment to pause and consider whether you have the tools, skills and safety know-how to do the job properly -- or whether it's better to call an electrician to get the job done right. Read More