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 

Three Differences Between Point-Of-Use Surge Protectors And Whole-House Surge Protectors

If you're contemplating setting up surge protection in your home, you may be wondering which is the "best" type and whether you should shell out for individual surge protectors or a more generalized protection system for the whole house. These three differences between the two types will help you see the advantages and disadvantages of each. 1. The whole-house type makes it easier to be sure all your electronics are protected. Read More 

4 Tips For Preventative Maintence Of Your Commercial Generator

If you have a permanent, or standby, commercial generator in place at your business center, chances are you follow commercial guidelines when it comes to scheduling biannual and annual maintenance appointments. However, when you perform monthly visual inspections of your generator, you'll be sure to prevent hazardous malfunctions that could damage your system. You'll also be more likely to spot something that needs repair before it ever becomes a problem. When performing your monthly visual inspections, keep in mind these four points so preventative maintenance becomes routine. Read More