Why You Should Get Whole House Surge Protection Immediately


You probably already have surge protection for your computers, your gaming equipment, and perhaps your TVs and amps. But if you're not protecting common yet expensive-to-replace household appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, washer and dryer units, vacuum cleaners, and more, you're way behind the times. Even the simplest of appliances can now be made with sensitive electronic components that can be easily killed by a power surge. Here's some info on how a whole house surge protector can help prevent this.

11 November 2016

When Sparks Fly: Understanding A Sparking Outlet


If you've ever plugged in an appliance only to see a spark come from the outlet, you may be worried that there's something wrong with your wiring. While seeing those blue sparks come from the outlet can be startling, it's not always something to be concerned about. Understanding what causes it and when you should call an electrician can help you to protect your home and ease your worries. Why Do Outlets Spark?

24 August 2016

Troubleshooting Common Electrical Problems With Your Residential Water Well Pump


That well water pump that you have in place to provide your home with the water it needs may run for years without a single problem, but eventually, these pumps can start to wane and have problems as they age. Unfortunately many of the problems that can come about with an aging well water pump will be electrical. However, the good news is this: Most electrical issues with a well water pump are easy to diagnose and easy for an electrician to repair.

22 July 2016

Installing An Independent Electric Line For Your New UHD TV


Your new Ultra High Definition TV needs its own dedicated electric circuit. You cannot expect it to share a line with HD (HIgh Definition) or (gasp) SD (Standard Definition) components. Adding a dedicated line will ensure that you are not overloading the existing line that is powering your decidedly lower tech TV and entertainment system. You can even add a surge protected outlet to allow your UHD TV to remain free of the communal power strip that supplies power to your current system.

28 May 2016

Three Household Electrical Problems That Call for Professional Help


Electrical jobs around your home are among the general household projects that are typically best left for a professional. The concern with working on wall outlets, wall switches, lights and more is that without the proper expertise, there's a risk you'll do the job incorrectly. The problem with an improperly executed job isn't merely that the power might not flow; there's also a chance of a family member getting electrocuted or the issue starting a fire.

22 February 2016

How To Replace Your T12 Fluorescent Light With A T8 Model


When your supply of T12 bulbs for your fluorescent light runs out, you should consider switching to a shop light that uses T8 bulbs. Although they are smaller in diameter, they use less energy and last longer than T12 bulbs, which offsets their slightly higher price.  Can't you just change the ballasts in your current light fixture? While changing the ballasts would appear to be a cheaper and easier solution, it's less expensive to buy a new T8 light fixture than purchasing the new ballasts for your old fixture.

12 January 2016