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 …

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 …