Whether you’re working on a home remodeling project or trying to figure out the wiring for your new home addition, you may want to learn more about the different types of cables and wires you may come into contact with. A wire is a medium used to conduct electricity from one point to another. A […]
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What Maintenance Do Electric Vehicle Chargers Need?
Maybe you’re considering installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger in your garage for personal use, adding multiple chargers to your company’s employee parking lot or investing in commercial charging stations to take advantage of the growing demand for electric vehicles. No matter your purposes, you need to consider more than the initial costs. Beyond the […]
What You Need to Know About Home Electrical Wiring
If you’re contemplating a DIY electrical wiring project, you need to be equipped with the right tools, parts and safety practices. Below, we’ll cover the essential concepts in basic residential wiring, including home electrical wiring colors, types of electrical wires and other practical information. Common Types of Electrical Wire Used in Homes Before getting into […]
Everything You Need to Know About Aluminum Wiring
If you own a home, you need its features to be as safe as possible. The National Safety Council reports that in 2018, 37.6 million Americans suffered severe, preventable injuries in their homes, and another 125,000 Americans died of such injuries. You need dependable construction and reliable safety controls in your home to keep yourself and your loved […]
Tips for Cleaning Light Fixtures
Cleaning light fixtures is an important way to keep lights bright. Regular cleaning also prevents dust and cobwebs from becoming unsightly and makes your bulbs more efficient by allowing more of the light to shine through. Fortunately, light fixtures are easy to clean. All you need is a ladder or some way to access your […]
How Recyclable Are the Batteries of an Electric Vehicle?
Electric vehicles are popular for many reasons, in part because of their reduced carbon footprint. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and help consumers spend less money on refueling. Though electric vehicles are becoming popular for good reason, their batteries present a resource recovery and disposal issue. Once electric car batteries are spent, proper […]
Do Surge Protectors Wear Out?
Can surge protectors go bad? Many people wonder if it’s their surge protector or the outlet when they can’t get something to work after plugging it into the surge protector. Unfortunately, it could be the surge protector, which can go wrong even if you’ve only had it for a few years. Keep reading to learn […]
How to Lower Energy Costs
Homeowners across America spend large portions of their earnings on energy. You need electricity to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, maintain fresh food, wash your clothes and dishes, power your devices and light up your spaces. As much as homeowners use electricity, simple improvements in energy-efficiency can add up to significant savings. If every homeowner […]
Factors to Consider When Choosing an Electrician in Raleigh
Choosing an electrician to serve your Raleigh home is a challenging decision. You need to find someone reliable with years of experience and a trustworthy reputation. If you need new wiring or surge protection installation services in Raleigh, it’s natural that you would want to find the best company for the job. There are a […]
Surge Protection Myths
A power surge can be a dangerous event. Without the right protection, it could cause an electrical fire or a massive sum of repair costs. Having surge protectors installed at home can keep your computers, televisions, appliances and other electronic devices safe during power surges. Despite the popularity of surge protectors, there are some misconceptions about how […]