Electrical Control Board with Aluminum Wiring

Replacing the Aluminum Wiring in Your Home

 

  Through the mid-60s and 70s, as the Vietnam Era was progressing, home builders were encountering a problem: copper was becoming too expensive for use in residential homes. As copper was being used for the war effort, they needed an alternative material to wire homes. They found this in the aluminum wiring. Unfortunately, aluminum has […]

EV Charging Station

What You Need To Know About EV Charging

 

  Every year more and more electric and hybrid vehicles hit the road, displaying the ongoing evolution of the automotive industry. If you’re considering such a vehicle for yourself or your family, you’ll also need a way to charge those vehicles, which means installing an EV charging station. Your Wiretech Company team is here with […]

LED Lightbulbs

Saving Money with LEDs

 

  When purchasing light bulbs, you might not think much about the technology that’s inside them. But with recent advances and price reductions in energy-efficient LED light bulbs, it might make you think twice. In fact, depending on the energy costs where you live, you might be able to save up to 20% on your […]

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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 […]

Electrical Safety Checklist

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 […]