Running Wires Through Your Walls? Read This First

Many homeowners are gung ho about their DIY projects. If this sounds like you, you might decide to handle more and more work on your own. When it comes to electrical work, caution is always important. If you are running wires through your walls, read this first to make the job safer and easier. Use the Right Tools Electricians use …

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Why Is My Electrical Outlet Warm?

Have you ever noticed when you plug in an electronic device the electrical outlet feels warm? The electrical outlet is the source that provides electricity to all those electrical devices you depend on whether it is an electric mixer in the kitchen, your laptop, or your phone charger. Since you’ve got so many electrical devices throughout the home, as long …

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How to Find a Bad Bulb on Christmas Tree Lights

Detangling your Christmas tree lights is the second worst thing about the holiday season. The first-place winner? When you’ve gone through all that hassle, undone all the knots and kinks, and you plug in your beautiful lights to find them totally dead.  Hours of work for nothing. Plus, you then have to brave the cold weather, crowded stores, and close …

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How To Use a Generator Safely

Several cities across the country are already experiencing snowfall. With dropping temperatures, reports of snow, and the winter months quickly approaching, it’s time to talk generators.  Generators are a great, short-term solution to any power outage. Thunder-, ice-, and snowstorms are no match for a good generator that can keep you and your family warm and well-lit. Choosing the right …

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Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

Here’s a familiar scenario: You’re getting some housework done on a Saturday afternoon. You’ve got the TV going in one room, speakers in the other, all the lights are on, and you plug in your super-powered vacuum. Then? Click. The power goes out, and you’re left wondering what in the world just happened.  What probably just happened is you tripped …

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What Happens if I Do Electrical Work Without a License?

Spoiler Alert: A Lot of Really Bad Things We love a good DIY project. They’re so satisfying, aren’t they? Fixing something with your own two hands? Confidence-boosting. Making custom upgrades to your space? Comfort-enhancing. Saving a pretty penny? Wallet-approved!  Of course, that’s assuming everything goes well. But be honest: How many DIY projects have you started—and never finished? Or started …

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Is it Safe to Cut the Ground Prong?

A short-term solution could cost you more than you think From time to time, we all ask ourselves biggie questions: Why are we here? Is there life on other planets? Which came first—the chicken or the egg? And why the heck do some, but not all, of my electrical cords have three prongs instead of just two?  OK, OK… maybe …

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How to Choose a Generator for Your Home

Losing power in your home is no joke. Sometimes it’s not that serious—just a few hours of your kids complaining about a lack of wifi and Netflix. But other times? It’s super serious: spoiled food, a flooded basement, or no heat or air conditioning.  Whether you’re looking to avoid a minor inconvenience or a major disaster—of if you just want …