2015

Four Common Electrical Problems To Look Out For In A Newly Purchased Home

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If you are moving into a new home, there will inevitably be quirks and things that will need fixing along the way. Depending on the age of your home, there can be a host of electrical problems that can pop up along the way. You don’t need to be an electrician to diagnose some possible electrical issues. Here are four common electrical problems you can deduce on your own in order to know when to call in an electrician to help.…

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3 Electrical Upgrades To Make Before Moving Into A New Home

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If you are planning to move into an older home, you may find that some updates are needed in order to make the home more compatible with a modern lifestyle. Before you move into your new home, here are three electrical upgrades you should invest in to make things more convenient. 1. Installation of additional outlets. The number of consumer electronics that the average homeowner uses each day has increased. In 1997, less than 30 percent  of U.…

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When You Shouldn't Try To Do Electrical Work Yourself

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When you are a homeowner who prefers to take on home improvement and repair projects yourself rather than hiring other people to do it, it may be difficult for you to decide if and when you should hire a licensed electrician to help you with electrical work. And while you may be adept at handling complex projects around your home all by yourself, there are some instances when it is best to hire an electrician to help you out.…

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DIY: Replacing The Seal On Your Pool Pump

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 For your pump to function properly, the integrity of the pump seal must not be jeopardized. If you notice any warning signs that there is something wrong with the pump seal, you will need to replace it. Identifying Warning Signs Of A Defective Pump Seal You may notice water drips and sprays coming from the pump while it is in operation. Your pool may gradually have less water in it. A puddle might form near the pump.…

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What To Do If Your Home Is Without Power And You Cannot Reach An Electrician

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An unexpected power outage in your home is always disconcerting. If you are caught in an electrical power outage, here are a few things you can do to survive comfortably for a few hours until you can get help from an electrician:  Disconnect - Unplug all electronic devices from their power sources, especially computers, printers, TVs, microwave ovens, answering machines, cordless telephones, and any other electronic devices you may have.…

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New Wiring And Other Upgrades For Gaming Household

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If you’re planning on picking up some awesome gaming hardware, make sure that your house is ready. Old wiring with outdated electrical capacity and bad wiring that shuts off and sparks randomly can do more than interrupt your game; it could permanently damage your electronics and make your home wiring even worse. Before buying a new gaming computer, video game console or any expensive electronics for playing and watching games, take a look at a few things an electrician should check in your home.…

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Three Electrical Dangers To Avoid

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Electrical dangers like fires and electrocution are everywhere. However, homeowners can significantly reduce the likelihood of injury by engaging in safe practices. Make sure you know what practices could be putting you and your family at a dangerous risk. Old Wiring If your home is on the older side and you’ve never had the wiring inspected, you could be at an increased risk for an electrical fire, especially if you have aluminum wiring.…

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What Could Be Causing Your Ceiling Fan To Rock?

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One of many goals as a homeowner is to keep a home comfortable regardless of what the temperature is outside. As simple way to make a home more comfortable while reducing the amount of energy you are utilizing is to install ceiling fans in your home. A ceiling fan will swirl cool air around the room and create a nice breeze while using less power than your air conditioner would be using.…

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Electrical Considerations For Your New Tanning Bed

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If you’re a frequent tanner, you may find it more convenient and cost-effective to invest in a tanning bed for your home. If you do decide to buy one, though, you’ll have to pay special attention to your home’s electrical grid and the tanning bed’s requirements. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to the power supply for your new tanning bed. Matching the Power Supply…

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Troubleshooting Problems With A Portable Gas-Powered Generator

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When bad weather strikes, leaving your home without electricity, a portable gas-powered generator can be one of the most useful pieces of equipment you own. Even though portable generators usually work well for temporary power needs, if your generator is outdated or has been sitting in the garage for a while, you may have a few issues show up. Here are a few of the biggest issues you can have with a portable gas-powered generator and the simple fixes you will need to know.…

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