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If your home was built before 1960, you may still get your electricity from two-pronged outlets. However, many of today’s modern appliances, including computers, use a three-pronged plug, a safety feature that ensures the appliance cannot become electrified and shock the user. While adapters exist to allow three-pronged plugs to receive electricity from two-pronged outlets, they are not the safest choice.
The greatest share of energy usage in a home is spent on basic utilities such as heating, air conditioning and lighting. Increasing a home’s energy efficiency means using less energy to do the same jobs, reducing energy waste and saving money. There are simple steps that homeowners can take to improve their homes’ energy efficiency, save money and reduce their family’s environmental footprint, and technology can play an important part.
If you’re a fan of watching summer storms in the south, you know that they often bring the stunning sounds and sights of thunder and lightning. Lightning strikes, while awesome to observe, can also cause damage to your home if it’s hit directly. Although...
As we move into the slower days of summer (and summer storms!), it can be a perfect time to perform an annual electrical safety check of your home. There are a few simple steps any homeowner can take to ensure the home’s electrical system is safe and functional. For maximum peace of mind, call an electrician to perform a thorough electrical inspection, which is recommended every three to five years. An electrician can not only identify electrical hazards in your home but can also outline ways to be more efficient and save money on your power bills.
At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, a large number of workers who were able to do so began working remotely from home offices. Although many have returned to their corporate offices at least part-time, remote work has become commonplace, and it appears here to stay. While home offices may have been set up on the fly in 2020, it’s smart to review your current office set-up from an electrical perspective. An electrical contractor can help you determine the suitability and placement of upgraded electrical outlets, surge protection and proper lighting.
When you have a baby in the house on the verge of crawling, it’s time to get busy with baby proofing. Young children have an uncanny attraction to things they should not touch, such as electrical outlets and cords. These items can be dangerous for them, but a few...