If you own an electric vehicle (EV), having an EV charging station in your home is a convenient way to ensure your vehicle is always ready to go. With an EV charging station, you also have the option of installing it inside your garage or outside your home. While deciding whether you want to place your EV […]
What Is the Difference Between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Charging?
Refueling a gas or diesel-powered car is relatively straightforward in that you insert your card, select a fuel blend and begin pumping your gas. However, the recharging process with electric vehicles is a little more complex. While there are several reasons why this process is different, such as every EV accepts different power amounts, the […]
What Is an Electrical Circuit Overload?
A circuit overload occurs when more electricity than your circuit can handle is introduced to the system. An electrical circuit has a safety feature to prevent circuit overload that cuts off electricity at a dangerous level. When overload protection is triggered, the circuit breaker trips and opens, cutting off the power supply to the unit. […]
What Metals Are Used in Electrical Wires and Cables?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]