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Safety Tips for Electric Fireplaces

One of the many joys of winter is snuggling up under a cozy throw, watching holiday favorites, with a fireplace providing warmth. However, if you do not have a wood- or gas-burning fireplace in your home, you can create a cozy feel regardless of the season with an electric fireplace. These appliances provide all...

Weathering the Storm in Texas

With the continued tropical storm season, keeping you and your family safe is essential, and knowing how to prepare can save you a lot of stress. Chances are your area could experience flooding and even a loss of power. How should you prep and for how long? When do you need a professional electrician?...

Be Prepared for When a Power Outage Strikes

In short, a power outage is any sudden, unexpected interruption in electricity. It can be relatively brief or, in rare situations, considerably longer. Extended outages primarily occur due to extreme weather anomalies. Disruptions can also impact one property or thousands. The latter, however is generally referred to as a blackout. Preparing for when the...

Why Do My Plugs Keep Falling Out of Outlets?

The most common reason for this incredibly annoying problem is faulty contact points in your wall outlets. To prevent your plugs from falling out of the outlets, you will need to hire a licensed electrical contractor to replace those that are either worn, faulty or damaged. Most standard outlets are three pronged. The bottom,...

Is Overnight Device Charging Safe?

Raise your hand if you’ve plugged in your phones, tablets, or laptops just before falling asleep. The promise of waking up fully rested, ready to go about our days, with a fully charged electronic device to assist us is quite alluring. Then there are those who’ve been told that overnight device charging is incredibly...

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill this Month

If you are finding that the cost of your energy bill is through the roof – and would like to save money at the end of the month – the first thing to look at is where you’re consuming energy. Reducing your energy consumption is an excellent way to quickly decrease the cost of...

Call a Licensed Electrician for These 4 Red Flags

    “One in four U.S. homes are all electric.” That’s according to a 2015 survey conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The Residential Energy Consumption Survey analyzes energy consumption for these eight purposes: air conditioning, clothes drying, lighting, cooking, water heating, space heating, hot tubs, and swimming pools. There’s no question...

Spring Electrical Safety Checklist

There is more to spring home maintenance than cleaning. While cleaning is certainly a big part of it, critical components in your home also require some TLC, including the electrical system. Check the following four tasks off your spring electrical safety checklist beginning today to prevent future problems and costly repairs. Check All Smoke...

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...

Electronic Holiday Gifts for Him, Her, and You

If you’re still in need of a last-minute gift – there are only 12 shopping days remaining – here are five electronic holiday gifts for him, her, and you. These are very practical gifts that will also cut energy costs. Instant Pot Support your friend or family member’s busy lifestyle by gifting them with...