Two Tips To Avoid Holiday Electrical Fires


The holiday season should be a joyous and happy time for you and your family, but there are many electrical threats that come with this time of year. Sadly, there are many homeowners that overlook some of the more simple steps that they can take to keep their homes safe from these risks. In particular, the following holiday electrical safety tips can help keep your home from suffering a fire.

22 November 2015

Before You Set Up Shop: Taking Your Warehouse Lighting Scheme Into Consideration


One of the more important aspects of any warehouse is the lighting scheme. Warehouses present a unique challenges when it comes to getting the lighting just right. Before you set up shop, you will have to put a lot of consideration into just how you want light to play a role in your new warehouse. Horizontal and Vertical Lighting Considerations One of the main challenges of warehouse lighting is illuminating downward from the top.

9 November 2015

4 Electrical Upgrades To Consider For Your Home


You rely on your home's electrical system daily to provide you with light, power your devices, and perhaps even prepare your food. However, if your home is more than a few years old, its electrical components could already be outdated. As such, you might want to consider making some basic electrical upgrades that could not only add value to your home, but ensure better electrical operation and make your home safer in the process.

21 October 2015

Four Gadgets Besides Your Computer That Need Surge Protection


A few short decades ago, houses were relatively simple, and most homeowners could get away without owning a surge protector. Nowadays, however, you might be surprised to learn how much of your home runs off of computer circuitry, and how much damage a single jolt of electricity can really do. Rather than buy and plug in a surge protector for every outlet in your home, it may be wiser to instead invest in whole-house surge protection.

19 October 2015

Things You Need To Know Before Calling For An Estimate For A New Electrical Outlet


Before you start calling up all the electricians in your phone book looking to get a quote or estimate for installing a new electrical outlet, you will need to gather up specific information that will help the electricians you call give you the most accurate estimate. Gather Information The first thing you need to do is gather up all the information that the electrician is going to need to know in order to give you an accurate estimate.

21 September 2015

Apprentice To Journeyman, Becoming An Electrician


According to a survey by ManpowerGroup, since 2009, the hardest jobs to fill in the US have been skilled trades jobs. These skilled trades include plumbers, welders, and framers, but one of the hardest hit trades is electricians. More people are moving into desk jobs and leaving these industries, which creates a void of skill and labor. If you have ever had an electrician out to perform some work on your home or to give a quote, you know that they make good money.

10 August 2015

Why An Old Electrical Panel Should Be Upgraded In A House


Do you have an old house with an electrical panel that has never been upgraded? You may want to invest in an upgrade because multiple things can happen if you don't, such as your wiring becoming a fire hazard. Find out below about the dangers of living in a home with an old electrical panel, as well as what an upgrade will cost. What Makes an Old Electrical Panel Dangerous?

6 July 2015

Why Circuit Breakers Trip When Using High Wattage Appliances


Do your circuit breakers trip each time that you use the microwave or other high wattage appliances? The problem may lie with you not having a sufficient amount of wiring to handle the power demands of your house, but it can be solved by getting sub-panel installed. In this article, learn about the cause for circuit breakers to trip when appliances are used and what it costs to get the problem fixed.

26 June 2015

2 Renovations That Are Best Left To An Electrician


An electrician is a great resource that can assist with a variety home renovation projects. Two renovations that you should probably leave in the hands of a professional electrician are installing a security system and setting up a home theater.  Installing A Security System An electrician is going to be vital when it comes to installing a security system in your home, mostly because he or she will be able to install it in a way that ensure optimal performance.

18 June 2015

Avoid These Electrical Hazards in Your Landscape


Most people know to go in during a lightening storm and to keep foreign objects out of electrical outlets, but there are many outdoor electrical safety things that aren't as well known or are commonly overlooked. Here is how to keep both yourself and your family safe from these outdoor electrical hazards this summer. Check your Outlets Outdoor electrical outlets need to be properly grounded and they should have weatherproof covers.

21 May 2015