Home ownership is a tremendously exciting and rewarding accomplishment, but it also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Chief among these is mastering the maintenance tasks that allow you to keep your lights running without your power bill exceeding reasonable levels. Thankfully, there are some basic steps you can take in order to achieve this balance. Below, you'll find a guide to some suggestions for maintaining your home's electrical system.
6 August 2015
When an electrical circuit begins to malfunction, it can be extremely frustrating. If it is your HVAC unit that is connected to that circuit, then you could be out cool or warm air depending on the season. If it is your washer or dryer, and you are out of clean clothes with work tomorrow, then you may be heading to the laundromat at midnight tonight. When your circuit malfunctions in these situations, it becomes that much more infuriating.
3 August 2015
The gaming world brings awesome entertainment and even opportunities for income in the comfort of your own home. Fast computers, innovative gaming consoles and beautiful televisions and monitors can create a semi-professional gaming center or a breathtaking party room. Unfortunately, if the wiring situation in your home isn't up to modern electrical demand, power outages and damaged equipment may be in your future. As you look through new devices to add to your game room, home office or entertainment room, think about a few ways that an electrician can help.
31 July 2015
Electricity is one of the more dangerous things running through the modern home. Although many DIY guides advise that you can handle minor electrical projects yourself, they may not stress safety enough. Whether you are trying to troubleshoot a problem or simply install a new doorbell, the following tips can help keep you safe. #1: Watch for Water Water is an excellent conductor of electricity, which means you don't want any nearby when you are having electrical problems.
28 July 2015
Do you have a beautiful lamp but it just isn't fit to use anymore? Maybe the cord is frayed or the plug is outdated, or perhaps some wiring has come loose somewhere and it just won't work. There's no need to toss the lamp. You can purchase lamp kits that allow you to replace the electrical parts of your favorite lamps on your own. Gather Your Supplies The simplest way to repair a lamp is to purchase a lamp repair kit.
28 July 2015
As a new electrician, it can be difficult to determine what an inspector wants to see during an inspection. Your training prepared you for the basics of wiring a new construction for electricity, but experience is the best teacher when it comes to passing an electrical inspection. Here are three tips you can use to ensure your work will pass inspection in the future. 1. Ask the inspector what you can expect during the inspection.
27 July 2015
The breaker box is the central hub for all your home's electrical wiring. Most homes only have one box, although occasionally a home may have a box for each floor or separate boxes for a dryer or furnace. Problems with the breaker box can be a major concern because they can lead to fire danger or damage your electrical wiring. This guide can help you pinpoint minor problems before they become a major concern.
24 July 2015