2015

The Truth Behind Misconceptions About Residential Electrical Systems

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A home’s electrical system may be one of the most complicated elements of the structure, and it should not be shocking that many homeowners are poorly equipped to make decisions about this part of the house. A lack of knowledge can make it easier for homeowners to fall for some routinely spread misconceptions, but having these notions clarified will provide you with a better understanding concerning the vital system that allows electricity to flow through your home.…

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A Hidden Cause Of Electrical Fires: Protecting Your Home From Arc Faults

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You could probably guess at a lot of the causes of home electrical fires. Placing flammable materials like paper on top of hot lightbulbs, allowing cords to become dangerously frayed, or overloading outlets with tons of appliances are all potential hazards. But there’s one cause that fewer people know about: arc faults. What Is An Arc Fault? Arcs of electricity aren’t always created unintentionally. If you’ve ever watched someone weld metal with an arc welder, you’ve seen how useful electrical arcs can be – and also how much heat they can create.…

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Addressing a Couple of Common Electrical Problems Your Home May Encounter

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Under normal conditions, it is likely that you rarely think about the complex systems of wires and switches that provide your home with power. However, a malfunction in these systems can quickly cause major problems for your house. By becoming an informed homeowner when it comes to routine electrical concerns, you will be better at keeping your home safe from these issues when they arise.  What Is Causing the Breaker Panel To Get Extremely Warm?…

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Troubleshooting Two Common Baseboard Heating Problems

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Baseboard heating is an affordable, efficient way to keep your house warm. Unfortunately, it isn’t necessarily without its potential problems. Understanding a few of the common issues that you can have with baseboard heating will help you to troubleshoot those problems and restore your heating system to its full potential. Here are two of the common problems you might experience and tips to deal with them. Insufficient Heat If your baseboard heater isn’t producing enough heat to keep your home comfortable despite your best efforts, there are a few things you can do to narrow down the source of the problem.…

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Electrical Licensing: 4 Helpful Test Prep Tips

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Obtaining an electrical license is something [every] wishful electrician dreams of. Unfortunately, it is a difficult test, and not everyone passes the first time. But don’t let that discourage you. With some time, dedication, and the proper study habits, you will pass the test. If you are studying for your electrical exam, utilize these four helpful study tips: 1. Know The National Electric Code The National Electric Code is one of the most important parts of the test.…

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Three Signs That One Of The Light Switches In Your Home Needs To Be Looked At By An Electrician

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 The older your home and your light switches get, the more problems you’ll potentially have to deal with. If any of these three common signs of decay are apparent with one of your light switches, it’s imperative that you get an electrician to look at the switch. There’s A Visible Crack In The Wall Anywhere Near The Switch Even if there’s nothing wrong with the interior of the light switch itself, a weak surrounding wall could mean that it’s in danger of falling out.…

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Consider These 3 Options When Having Your Electrician Update Your Home

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If you are considering updating the electrical system for your home, you can make a difference when it comes to your energy consumption and bill. If you are in the process of doing so, you should make sure that you are aware of your options. By choosing the right ones, you will find you can decrease your carbon footprint by a wide margin over the years. Furthermore, you will be able to cut your lifetime fuel bill in half in some cases.…

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3 Tips For Renovating A Historic Home

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Renovating a historic home can be an exciting and fun event for anyone who loves old homes, but it can also be expensive and time consuming. Since most historical homes need quite a bit of updating to bring them into this century while maintaining their historic charm, it is essential to have a clear cut plan and budget for your renovation. Failure to adequately plan will most likely result in you spending more money than you have to, and exhausting your budget before the remodeling is done.…

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