5 Tips to Keep Your Home’s Electrical System Safe

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Electricity takes the form of electrons that move through wires to power appliances, lights, and other electronic devices. Your home’s electrical system consists of a service panel, circuits, and individual wires that run from the panels to the outlets in your home. Electricity is always potentially deadly, so it’s important to protect yourself against fires, […]

Benefits of Quality Indoor Lighting

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When it comes to your home, you’d like it to be as inviting and cozy as possible. You want your home to feel like a safe haven. The key to achieving this is often through proper lighting. Indoor lighting can be used in many ways to set the tone and atmosphere of your residence. You […]

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Home Outlets to Prevent Fire Hazards

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Faulty electrical outlets are among the leading causes of residential fires. According to a report released by the National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA), 16% of civilian deaths were due to electrical distribution and lighting equipment from 2010 to 2014. Moreover, faulty outlets contribute to at least 25,000 electrical fires annually. Needless to say, the importance […]

6 Signs You Have Faulty Wiring in Your Home

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The National Fire Protection Association states that faulty wiring and other electrical malfunctions cause approximately 440 deaths and 1,250 injuries annually. Faulty wiring and electrical malfunctions are also responsible for billions of dollars being spent each year in remediating property damage. To keep yourself and your family safe, it is essential that you know the […]

How ENERGY STAR Appliances Can Save You Money

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To get the most out of your investment, assess your options to make sure your new electrical appliances have all the functions you need while still being energy-efficient. One of the most effective methods to do so is by reading labels. Most experts advise people to opt for electrical appliances bearing the iconic ENERGY STAR […]

How to Prepare for a Winter Blackout

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Blackouts are an unfortunate reality during winter months. They can be caused by extreme weather, like snow and ice storms, as well as overloaded power grids. It’s important to prepare for a winter blackout to help keep yourself and your family safe and comfortable. Here are some blackout prevention tips. Have an Emergency Plan and […]

Resolved for New Year’s: Electrical System Safety

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Since electricity powers just about everything in a modern home, it is crucial that it be reliable and safe. The good news is that the steps you need to take to ensure this are easy and inexpensive. However, if you suspect that there’s a serious problem with your electrical system that’s beyond your ability to […]

How to Avoid Overloaded Circuits With Christmas Lights

Tips to Avoid Overloading Circuits This Christmas The holiday season can be a special time. It’s always nice to see decorations, and perhaps you want to join in on the fun. When you’re decorating for Christmas, it’s easy to get carried away. However, this can lead to overloaded circuits, which can be a safety hazard. […]

Learn How Old Appliances Increase Electricity Costs and What to Do About It

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You may not realize this, but your old appliances are a big reason why your electricity bills are higher. Fortunately, there are ways you can rectify this problem and enjoy significant savings. Your Older Appliances Are Energy Hogs Even if you have taken great care of your older appliances and they are in mint condition, […]

Use a Fall Electrical Checklist to Prepare for Winter

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Winter is a magical time of year. The holidays are approaching and, in Boise, snow will be falling and turning the area into a winter wonderland. However, along with the fun and the beauty comes cold weather. So, you want your home to be ready so that your family can look forward to being comfy […]