What maintenance do electric vehicle chargers need?

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

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 […]

Do Electrical Outlets Wear Out?

Have you ever plugged something into an outlet only to find the device doesn’t work? At first, you may suspect mechanical failure, but it might actually be a problem with your outlet. Though you take them for granted, electrical outlets can fail under some circumstances. You should know the signs of wear-and-tear to recognize when […]

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. Signs Your Surge Protectors […]

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 […]

Common Electrical Outlet Types

While you may not examine them closely, you probably have multiple electrical outlet types in your home. Understanding the different types can help you address any electrical issues which can arise. Plus, this knowledge will ensure you use the right outlet for every device. Knowing what outlets exist also helps you choose from some innovative […]

Home Appliance Care Tips

Your appliances, including your washer, dryer, dishwasher and refrigerator, are major investments — and they contribute to your quality of life. Taking proper care of these items can help them last longer, perform better and even stay safer. Tips for Appliance Care What you need to do for each appliance will vary, since each machine […]