Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Why does every home need smoke AND carbon monoxide detectors?
Without both a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector in your home and workplace, your safety and the safety of those around you are at risk. These two pieces of equipment function as life-saving devices and that is what they do.
Understanding Smoke Detectors
During a fire, smoke...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 42 seconds
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ways to Keep Your Energy Bill from Soaring this Summer
The air outside is hot and humid, and the dreaded electric bill is on it’s way to shock you, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. With a few simple tips for keeping your energy bill low, you can enjoy Spring the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed: by relaxing. Here are some quick tips to...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 50 seconds
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Could air be the next big thing in renewable energy?
What if countries and regions could use air instead of water as a way of storing energy? Under the guidance of the European Union, scientists from all over Europe are attempting to turn this fantastic concept into a viable prospect, via a research project called RICAS 2020.
The challenges lie in issues...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 32 seconds
Monday, April 3, 2017
It's Time for Electrical Spring Cleaning!
Spring is here and it is beautiful outside! As usual, with Spring cleaning, comes the time to take a closer look at everything in your home that needs attention and to focus on going into this new season with a fresh, clean start.
It's time to consider what you don't see every day, behind the walls:...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 12 seconds
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
5 Things To Ask Your Electrician During an Electrical Inspection.
1. Are my Extension Cords or Power Strips Overloaded? Overloading power strips or extension cords can easily result in fire or electrocution and should never be used to serve an excessive number of high powered appliances (microwaves, space heaters or refrigerators) or plugged in multiple...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 46 seconds
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The future of energy is above us!
Tesla and SolarCity may have just made that task of reducing the energy crisis more straightforward with their new Solar Roof product. Unlike solar systems that must be mounted on top of traditional roofs, Tesla's new panels come integrated within glass roof tiles, which completely replace your home's...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 17 seconds
Monday, January 9, 2017
Brighten the stars over Lake County and curb light pollution.
As we go about our busy lives here in Lake County, many people do not even think to look up anymore. Why should they? There isn't much to see except for the occasional plane or handful of stars. There is a cosmic giant hanging over our head that many people do not even know is there. This celestial...
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 2 seconds
Monday, December 12, 2016
Simple ways to curb energy use during the holidays.
The holidays are a time of increased power consumption, but they don't have to be. There are plenty of ways to get the utmost enjoyment during the season and still keep your energy costs manageable. Here are just a few:
Switch to LED Christmas lights - LED Christmas light strands use...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 48 seconds
Monday, November 14, 2016
Hurricanes and the Benefits of Having a Standby Home Generator.
Living in Florida has its pros and cons. Along with our wonderful balmy weather comes our inevitable hurricane season. After Hurricane Matthew, although we dodged a bullet compared to what it could have been, thousands were left without power. Generators at major home improvement stores sold out statewide...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
When to hire a professional & when to do it yourself.
The biggest danger of DIY Electrical work is the simple fact that electricity is deadly and when not handled properly, the consequences are irreversible.
A lot of DIY electrical home improvement projects are often done while you're in a hurry and without a proper plan. Something as seemingly small and...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 36 seconds
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Kick Up Your Game Day With an Innovative Home Theater.
Football season is finally here! Everyone knows the best way to enjoy game day, aside from actually being there, is to have a fantastic area to gather around and watch it on the big screen. Nothing is better that hanging out with friends and family, having a cold beer and immersing yourself in the excitement...
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 51 seconds
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
DIY projects that should always be left to an electrician.
Most everyone delights in the wonderful sense of accomplishment that comes from discovering a problem and figuring out a way to fix it ourselves. We all love to save money by finding shortcuts that seemingly work as well as a professional solution because we know a good professional job usually doesn’t...
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
Monday, March 28, 2016
Are you safe from surges?
As you know the last few days we have been getting rain.
Last night as I was listening to the rain fall, I heard lighting from the distance and saw flashes of lighting striking down.
I couldn't help to think how many homes were being attacked by surges.
I wondered to myself how many appliances,...
Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 42 seconds
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Spring is coming, get your home's electrical inspected.
What a beautiful time of year. The holidays past a couple of months ago and we have a new year among us.
Many people made New Year resolutions and declared to the universe all the changes they wanted to make. I hope every one of them has come true, and you are living an intentional life.
Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 9 seconds