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What Are GFCI Outlets?

Are you looking to upgrade some electrical outlets in your home, but not sure which type is best for the job? GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter, outlets are an efficient and safe alternative that can provide additional protection from electric shock and other hazards. What is a GFCI Outlet? Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) […]

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A Guide to Electrical Overloads

Ever turned on your hair dryer and had the lights in your house dim? Or heard a strange popping sound from an outlet? These are signs of an overloaded circuit. An overload happens when too many appliances and devices draw power from the same electrical source, such as a wall outlet or light switch. It’s […]

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What Causes High Electric Bills?

Experiencing sticker shock after your latest electricity bill? You’re not alone. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average residential electricity bill in the United States was $121 in 2021. That’s a lot of money, especially if your bills have been steadily increasing over time. So what causes high electricity bills? Let’s take a […]

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The Dangers of Federal Pacific Panels

Federal Pacific panels (FPPs) are a type of distribution panel found in many homes built between 1950 and 1980. They have become notorious for their faulty electrical wiring that has caused numerous fires, shocks, electrocutions, and other severe problems. This article will provide an overview of the dangers associated with FPPs and examples of the […]

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Extension Cord Safety Tips

When using extension cords in your home, it is important to follow some basic safety guidelines. In this blog post, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about extension cord use. We will cover topics such as how to choose the right cord for your needs, how to avoid overloading circuits, and […]

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Christmas Light Safety Tips for a Safe and Merry Holiday

It’s that time of year again when households all over the country are filled with twinkling Christmas lights. While they may be pretty, they can also be dangerous if not used correctly. In this blog post, we will go over some important safety tips for using Christmas lights. Follow these tips to ensure a safe […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Lights for Your Home

When it comes to exterior lights for your home, there are a lot of things to consider. You want to find the perfect lights that will make your house look beautiful and welcoming, while also providing security and safety. In this blog post, we will discuss all the different things you need to think about […]

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7 Tips to Stop Your Pet From Chewing on Electrical Cords

The holidays are a time when many people bring their pets into the home for the first time. This can be a fun and exciting time for both pet and owner, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. One of the biggest dangers that pets present during the holiday season is chewing […]

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