Electrical outlet

Why you should install GFCI Outlets in your home

Safety is an important consideration in your home; especially where electricity is concerned. One of the most common perils when dealing with electricity is the danger of electrocution, or death caused by electrical shock. Electrocution is usually caused by a Ground Fault, which happens when the “hot” wire touches any area of a grounded device […]

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Electrical Safety for Kids

  Kids; especially young kids and toddlers, are a curious lot: they like to explore, and they learn things by experience, touch, and play. Because of this, they sometimes become exposed to potential accidents and hazards. In the home; one of these hazards is electricity. If left to their own devices; children may try to […]

Electric vehicle charging

Things to consider when choosing an EV Charging Station

 

  Electric Vehicles (EVs) offer many advantages that their gas-guzzling counterparts do not: they are environmentally-friendly, they are easier and cheaper to maintain, and they are very quiet when they run. And since electricity is cheaper than gas; they are also more cost-effective. Once you make the decision to purchase an EV, you will then […]

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Why LED Lights Are Better For The Environment

 

  LED lighting is a solid-state lighting solution that has become more and more popular in recent years. These bulbs use light-emitting diodes (LEDs), polymer light-emitting diodes (PLED), or organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) to turn electricity directly into light; unlike CFLs, Neon lights, or Incandescent bulbs that burn gases using filaments. They’re affordable, reliable, and […]

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Preventing the Scourge of Power Surges

 

  Because we live in a world of electricity, we tend to take it for granted: We plug our appliances, devices, and gadgets in, and electricity flows to power them. Then, it happens: you turn on your vacuum cleaner and a sudden fluctuation or change of voltage makes the lights flicker and momentarily dim, or […]

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When Do You Need to Replace Your Electrical Outlet?

 

  Wall sockets are a ubiquitous part of any home. We use them every day to plug in and recharge our appliances and devices. It is because of their utilitarian nature that we usually take them for granted and rarely appreciate the important purpose that they serve in our daily existence. Without them, we wouldn’t […]

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Some interesting facts about LED Lighting

 

  Chances are, the lights in your house right now are high-quality LED lights. LED lighting has become the popular choice; not only because they are brighter than your usual incandescent or CFL bulbs, but also because they are more energy-efficient. While we usually take LED’s for granted, there are actually a lot of fascinating […]

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Minimizing Your Home’s Vampire Load

 

    Have your electric bills been steadily rising, despite the fact that you haven’t been using any extra appliances? Don’t look now, but the extra electricity you expend may be the work of a vampire: a Vampire Load, that is. The term “Vampire Load” is used to refer to the manner in which some […]

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Fun Facts about Light

 

  The whole world and our entire lives revolve around light. It is the sun that wakes us up, and it’s the light bulb that keeps our days going through the darkest nights. Lights captivate us completely like fireflies are drawn to their hypnotic brightness. But there are still many fascinating facts about light that […]

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A Life Without Electricity

 

    It’s hard to imagine life without one of what we modern humans consider as one of the basic needs – electricity. Our lives revolve around this crucial invention, sequentially making our existence so much easier and comfortable. Our way of life is so heavily dependent on electricity that it’s safe to say that […]