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8 Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

 

  Unless it’s mid-to-late Spring or early-to-mid fall, odds are you’re constantly running the heater or air conditioner. It can be difficult to get comfortable during our North Carolina summers and winters, but worse, getting comfortable could be costing you more than you think. It’s not just your heating and cooling bill that might be […]

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DIY Electrical Safety Checklist + Video

 

 • Electrical Safety Checklist For Your Home • As a homeowner you know that electrical safety is important, yet most of us take it for granted. We just assume that everything is safe until we notice a problem. But by that point, something that could have been prevented might already have turned into a dangerous […]

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Electrical Safety and GFCI Outlets

 

 • GFCI Receptacles | GFCI Outlets | Raleigh Electrical Outlet Repair • Everyone is at least somewhat familiar with the GFCI outlets that you usually see in your bathroom or near your kitchen sink. We kind of take them for granted… that they’re automagically protecting us from electrical shock or even electrocution. But did you know you […]

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Energy Efficiency

 

 • Easy Energy Efficiency Ideas for Your Home • I had read a while back that a way to conserve energy and save on our electric bill was to unplug our phone chargers when they weren’t in use. Who would have thought that such small and simple energy efficiency ideas could save us a bit of […]

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Getting to Know Our Field Supervisor

 

 Michael Lashley has been with Wiretech since 2011. He was hired as an electrical technician and now serves as our Field Supervisor/Estimator. I sat down with Michael last week to ask a few questions – check out what he had to say!   Q: How long have you been doing electrical work? A: I sparked my […]

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What is Aluminum Wiring, Anyways?

 

 A lot of people don’t realize the seriousness of aluminum wiring in any living space. Below you will read about the “short-lived” history and how it can effect your home currently. Aluminum branch circuit wiring was installed for only a brief period of time, during the late 1960’s to early 1970’s. It’s clearly apparent why it’s […]

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That Dang Electrical Outlet!

 

 Have you ever been arranging your living room and wanted a side table and lamp in a certain spot but then found out that the electrical outlet doesn’t work? You think it’s not really a big deal, you’ll just use another outlet in the room. Believe it or not, just brushing off the fact that […]

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New Year, New Priorities

 

  Here we are again, welcoming another year. The holidays are over and now it’s time for making resolutions and getting priorities straight. Why not start with getting your house safe for the year – making sure everything is up to code or being absolutely positive that there is no chance for any sudden electrical […]

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Christmas Light Dangers

 

 Everybody has a friend like the Griswold’s… You know, the ones that have enough Christmas lights that they can be seen on Google Earth. While Christmas lights are beautiful, Christmas light dangers are very real! Wiretech owner Mike Jones has one of those friends. One Christmas some time ago, Mike and his wife visited their […]