Learn From Me, Think Safety

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Homeowners are faced with a lot of decisions, and unfortunately electrical safety can sometime take a back seat when purchasing a home or undertaking a major renovation. These testimonials provide real life examples of electrical safety regrets and emphasize the importance of always keeping electrical safety in mind.  

Electrical Safety: Think Outside the Home

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Electrical hazards are not only present indoors, but can also occur outside. Follow this guide to outdoor safety to help prevent common outdoor hazards. Power Lines: Always keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet away from a power line. Electricity can jump to nearby objects. Before planting trees […]

Surge and Protect

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 What is a “Power Surge”? A power surge, or transient voltage, is a sudden and unwanted increase in voltage that can damage, degrade or destroy the sensitive electronic equipment in your home or business. Causes: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) estimates that 60-80% of surges are created within a […]

HVAC Maintenance: Get Your Ducts in a Row

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Your home’s heating and cooling systems help keep you comfortable during the oppressive heat and the bitter cold, and they must be properly maintained in order to do so. Be sure you are aware of warning signs of potential problems and that you follow the proper upkeep and maintenance to […]

Switch to Safety

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 When choosing lighting for your home, it is important to understand that some light switches have more functions than simply turning on lights. These added features such as timers and dimmers can make your home more convenient and efficient. If you are thinking of making a switch, contact a qualified […]

Fire Wire: Old Aluminum Wiring Foils Safety

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Copper is the preferred and predominate metal used in electrical wiring. However, due to a surge in copper prices during the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, many homes instead used aluminum wire throughout residential distribution systems. Years later, reports of fires began to reveal hazardous conditions caused by the use […]

Evolution of the American Home

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Homes built today are dramatically different than they were 40 years ago. Not only are they larger, but they have more amenities that can severely stress your electrical system. ESFI recommends all homes over 40 years old undergo an electrical inspection to ensure your home’s electrical system can handle modern […]

Watt Bulb Works Best for Your Home?

On December 18, 2007 President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, requiring all light bulbs use nearly 30% less energy by 2014. California began this transition one year earlier. Refer to this guide to help you understand the unique differences between common light bulb varieties including incandescent, compact fluorescent, […]

Fuse and Breaker Breakdown

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Do you know what’s inside your electrical service panel? Fuses and circuit breakers protect an overloaded electrical circuit by interrupting the flow of electricity, but there are many variations that offer different levels of protection. This Fuse and Breaker Breakdown will help determine what you have in your home, and […]

Outlets: The Ins and Outs

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 When it comes to selecting electrical outlets, there are a lot of options to consider. This guide provides an overview of the common types of outlets and the level of safety protection they bring to the home. Outlet types include two-pronged receptacle, grounded receptacle, tamper-resistant receptacle, arc fault circuit interrupter […]