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Repairing a Damaged Electrical Wire Connection Did you know that wires are one of the most easily damaged pieces of equipment that you can use? They can be pinched, frayed, or broken. Too much pressure or bending in a sharp direction can cause it to...
Dimmers are becoming more essential for every home. The main reason for this is that they are much more flexible when it comes to what type of lighting or ambience you are wanting. Because of their ability to dim, which requires less wattage, they can...
Today marks the last day in our 13 days of Halloween series, and do we have a treat for you! These DIY jack-o-lanterns can turn your trash into treasure in a few simple steps. Our team worked very hard putting these together, so without further ado, let’...
Retrofit Post Light to LED Retrofitting your current post light fixtures is a great way to reduce your maintenance and energy cost. Metal halides and other high-pressure sodium fixtures offer light that we are used to but...
How to Install a LED Downlight Recessed or downlights have recently become increasingly popular mainly because of their sleek and stylish look. These lights are designed to appear as though they are a part of the ceiling...
Alumiconn vs. Heat Shrink Crimp Connector Most of the rewiring that occurs today is for old houses that have aluminum wires in their house. Aluminum wires can cause electrical hazards and fires. But having to rewire the entire house takes a lot of man...
  HID vs LED Imagine that you’re at the playoffs of your favorite baseball team, which has been a dream of yours since you were a kid. As you reach your assigned seat you realize that you can barely see what is happening. This could be...
Panasonic air conditioners and heat pumps are the perfect addition to your residential or commercial space. Their innovative and progressive technology provides maximum performance with a high energy efficiency. These products were manufactured with...
The main purpose of technology has been to make our way of life a little bit easier and retain information that we can constantly forget. With their ability to hold mountains of knowledge and make tasks like shopping, contacting a friend, or getting...
If you’re in the construction business, you are probably familiar with the many benefits LED lighting offers. LED light fixtures not only offer brighter light with less energy consumption, but they retain a consistent color temperature, and have an...
image source Did you know that home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage? Just as the name suggests, a ground fault circuit interrupter is...
It is important to know how to troubleshoot your GFCI outlet if, for whatever reason, it starts to trip. After all, GFCI receptacles are meant to prevent electrical ground faults by disconnecting any electricity that could flow through the outlet....
What are IP Ratings? Similar to other product rating systems, like UL, an IP rating is an international standard that sets guidelines for electrical devices. An IP rating reviews a product’s ability to protect itself against water and solid substances...
Whenever there is a new piece of technology that comes out it’s like getting a new toy to play with. Remember those toys that you would wait hours, weeks, or months for. You could end up standing in a line that seemed to go around the block to infinity....
Lighting technology has come a long way. It used to be that a light bulb had to be bigger than your first if you wanted to have a 300-watt bulb. Now with the shift in digital technology, we are able to simply press a button on our phone and, “let there...
Remember those competitions that you were forced to play in school. The teacher would always say that there was a mystery prize that would only be given to the winner. You may have been the one to always win and only lost on a few occasions. But...
One of the worst things that can happen to you in a public bathroom is finding out, after washing your hands, that there are no more paper towels left. You may have arrived after a bunch of kids have already used the paper towels to clog the toilets...
When we go out to get cleaning supplies for spring cleaning, we usually look at the price of products and go for the ones that are the cheapest. It never passes through our minds whether or not these products are eco-friendly because the only thing...
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If you want to:  Better understand how the weather affects your bill Learn how your home uses energy Gain tips on improvements that can help you to save money and energy Then:  An energy audit is for you! An energy assessment will...