How To Prepare For An Electrician Career


If you’re technically minded, enjoy working with your hands and enjoy problem-solving, an electrician career could be right for you! To become a licensed electrician there are requirements you must meet and a process you must follow to be properly certified. For example, a basic requirement is a high school diploma or an equivalent. It is also recommended, but not required, that you complete a training program for electricians at a local technical, trade or vocational school. You’ll also participate … Read More

Why Is My Electricity Bill Higher In The Winter?


Why Is My Electricity Bill Higher In The Winter? The heat of the summer has turned to cold winter days and perhaps you’re thinking that with no air conditioner constantly running, your electric bill may be a few dollars cheaper. But you open your bill each month and that is definitely not the case. So you’re asking, “Why is my electricity bill higher in the winter?” There are a few season specific factors that drive up energy costs, plus a … Read More

Space Heaters: Give them Space!


Why you should give space heaters space! Space heaters can make a poorly heated area cozy and comfortable without high whole home heating costs. They can bolster or replace ineffective whole home heating sources and make the coldest of days nice and toasty indoors. Making the choice to consolidate heating to the most used areas of a home with a space heater instead of centralized heat can reduce Winter heating costs considerably. Space heaters come in a range of heat … Read More

How to clean your Electronics


How to clean your Electronics Your electronic gadgets mean everything to you. After all, they are your go-to devices for just about everything — social media, gaming, browsing the Internet and of course, phone calls and text messaging. Unfortunately, with all the usage they get on a daily basis, they can become quite dirty and even seeped with nasty substances you may not even be able to see. Bacterium, E-coli, dirt and even fecal matter can be hidden on your … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About a Power Surge


Everything You Need to Know About a Power Surge You may be sitting at home and watching the TV when suddenly your lights flicker. Your TV shuts off without the use of a controller. You may even hear a popping sound. At the time, you may think nothing of it. Perhaps a tree branch touched a power line and momentarily interrupted the electric flow to your home. When you attempt to turn your TV back on, however, you suddenly that … Read More

3 DIY Halloween Lighting Ideas


3 DIY Halloween Lighting Ideas One of the best ways to make a home look ready for Halloween is by changing the lighting. The right lighting can create a spooky atmosphere and accent a variety of Halloween decorations. Check out these cute Halloween lighting ideas that can easily be made with basic craft store items. Mummy Mason Jars These adorable mason jars are Halloween lighting ideas that can be made with young children. The Halloween lighting ideas make a great … Read More

Will A Ceiling Fan Installation Reduce My Power Bill?


Will A Ceiling Fan Installation Reduce My Power Bill? Reducing Power Usage Can a fan really reduce the power usage in your home? Absolutely. The money saved in electrical bills over the year quickly pays for the fan purchase and installation. Using ceiling fans throughout your home helps moderate the temperature within each room. Circulating the cool air that’s already been produced by the air conditioner means moderate temperatures for longer periods of time, which reduces the number of hours … Read More

Why Are Electrical Grounds Important?


Why Are Electrical Grounds Important? Electrical grounds are one of the most essential safety components of a home’s electrical system. Why do you need to ground electricity and what does this entail? A ground wire connects the outlets in your home to the electrical panel; this wire is dug into the ground surrounding your home. The soil that surrounds the wire acts as a kind of surge protector. If an excessive amount of electricity flows through the grounded wire the … Read More

Common Electrical Outlet Problems


Common Electrical Outlet Problems In today’s world, almost everything in a home uses electricity. We flip a switch or plug in an item. “Voilà,” it works. A properly functioning outlet is essential for the electric current to flow properly to power appliances and devices in our homes. Our small appliances are essential for making coffee and cooking. We are at a loss if our entertainment items are unable to work. Everything usually works fine until you experience electrical outlet problems. … Read More

How To Hire An Electrician


How To Hire An Electrician The electricity in your house brings you a host of benefits. You can enjoy heating and air conditioning when the outside temperature isn’t pleasant, and you can watch all of your favorite television shows. However, problems can also come into fruition with the electric, and handling these issues by yourself can prove dangerous. Learn how to hire an electrician with these helpful tips. Trying to tackle electrical issues could lead to electrocution, which can be … Read More