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Editor’s Selection

5 WACKY WIRING HAZARDS THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE

August 26th, 2018|

According to ESFI, the Electrical Safety Foundation International, home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year in the US, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property [...]

OUR HIGH TECH WORLD IS PUTTING A STRAIN ON OUR OUTLETS

August 26th, 2018|

Technology is part of our life and part of our homes. TVs, DVRs, home theater systems with surround sound, computers, printers, tablets, iPods, smart phones, routers, modems. An overwhelming number of additional electrical and [...]

ELECTRICAL SAFETY FIRST

August 26th, 2018|

Not a scene you ever want to imagine, that you come home and witness the terrifying sight of a family member being shocked. How you react to this situation could save not only the victim’s [...]

People’s Choice

KEEP LITTLE FINGERS OUT OF THE POWER OUTLETS

August 26th, 2018|

Every year children suffer severe shocks and burns from sticking stuff into the slots of electrical outlets. Keys, pins, pens, toys, paperclips, you name it. Children are naturally curious creatures. You tell them not [...]

BE A BRIGHT SPARK AND MAP YOUR WIRING

August 26th, 2018|

Rule number one when dealing with electricity: know where to turn it off.  You do this at your service panel, otherwise known as the electrical panel or load center or circuit board or breaker [...]

THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT ELECTRICITY

August 26th, 2018|

Which shock would you rather have: a high electrician’s bill or a lethal dose of electricity surging through your body? I am all for saving money, but before beginning an electrical job, ask yourself [...]

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WHAT IS A GFCI OUTLET AND DO I NEED ONE?

August 26th, 2018|

GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.  It can also be referred to as an RCD – Residual Current Device. It is an inexpensive, but potentially life saving device that shuts off an electrical [...]

MONITOR YOUR ELECTRICITY USAGE AND SAVE MONEY

August 26th, 2018|

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of electrical devices in my home that are left plugged in all the time. Occasionally the thought comes to me that I should turn [...]

IS YOUR HOME TELLING YOU IT HAS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS?

August 26th, 2018|

I feel very strongly that electrical repairs are best left to electricians who know what they are doing. I think it’s because I can’t see electricity that I simply don’t feel confident either diagnosing [...]