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Learning About Residential Electrical Circuits

Hi there, I am Peter Jotel. After I bought my first house, the lights immediately flashed on, then burned out in an instant. I was left in the dark for a few days, waiting for the electrician to squeeze me in. After the electrician arrived, she immediately clicked the button on a hidden outlet and educated me on the different ways to reset the circuit. She also inspected the switches, wiring and outlets to find the cause of the fault. Before she left, she showed me how to turn on and off the breaker switches in case that situation occurred again. At that point, I vowed to learn all I could about residential electrical circuits. I would love to share the information I learned to help you feel secure with your electrical connections. Although I still leave the work to the professionals, it helps to know what's going on.

Own An Older Home? These Inspections Can Save You Some Money Long-Term

There are a variety of things to take advantage of as a homeowner that renters don't have the opportunity to enjoy, such as the ability to make renovations and aesthetic changes without having to get permission from someone else first. Unfortunately, plenty of responsibility tends to go hand-in-hand with all the benefits of owning an older home. For example, you'll likely face maintenance and repair bills that really start to add up as time passes. Read More 

Bringing In New Electronics? Make Sure Your Wiring Is Prepared

As new devices enter the market, you may find yourself grabbing a new TV, entertainment system, gaming console or computer. These devices can provide hours of entertainment and make life easier, but they could be in danger if you live in an older home. Age isn't the only problem, as homes that have suffered overcharged wires during electrical storms or flood damage may be a few days away from a complete failure. Read More 

Signs That It Is Time To Call In A Residential Electrician

Whether you are in the middle of renovating your home or you are simply going about your life as usual, you need to know when it is that you should be contacting a licensed electrician. This way, you will save yourself a lot of frustration and you might even save your home from a potential disaster. To nudge you in the right direction, you want to check out the following hints and tips that it is time to call in a professional. Read More 

Surging For Protection: Understanding And Protecting Against Residential Power Surges

One of the most significant threats to your home's electrical system is a power surge. Not only can surges destroy electronics, but they can potentially cause serious damage to the core wiring in your house. Over time, cumulative wear from repeated smaller power surges can actually ruin your electronics. Understanding why these surges happen can help you protect your home and your electronics. Why Do Power Surges Happen? There are many reasons that a power surge might occur, including fluctuations in the power supplied by your utility company. Read More 

Tips For Making The Most Of Your Home Electricity

As a homeowner, you need to learn how to harness the power inside of your building, so that you're able to use it to the best of your ability. In terms of electrical power, you must learn to save energy, maintain electrical fixtures and remain safe throughout the course of your use of it. To do this, you will want to follow along with some of these guidelines, which will give you the most beneficial use of your electrical power possible. Read More