Keep Your Home Safe: Decorating For The Holidays Without Overloading Your Circuits

9 November 2016
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When you put holiday lighting or other displays inside or out on your lawn, many of these take electricity to run. It's important to know what you are dealing with when it comes to your circuits so that you can avoid overloading your system. Typical circuits in your home can range from 15 amps to 20 amps, with higher rated amps dedicated specifically towards high power items such as dryers. Each circuit has a breaker, which is usually located in a breaker box in your basement or garage. Read More 

Tips For Home Circuit Breaker Safety

6 October 2016
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There is some home maintenance and surveillance that you can do to ensure your circuit breakers don't cause any fire hazards. Here are some steps to take for fire safety with circuit breakers.  Don't Overload the Circuit Breaker The first step to take is to make sure that you're not overusing a single circuit breaker. Your circuit breaker should have some information in the manual about the maximum capacity it can handle. Read More 

Electrical Hazards In Your Home That You Need To Address Quickly

5 August 2016
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If you live in an older home, you may have several areas that are unsafe due to outdated electrical components. Ungrounded electrical outlets and light switches put you and your family at risk of getting a shock. Many of these items can be updated in a couple of hours with a few simple tools. Others require the help of an electrical maintenance handyman to make sure the devices are installed safely. Read More 

How To Stop Overloading Your Circuits

20 May 2016
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Everything was fine until you tried to run your clothes dryer and pop popcorn in the microwave at the same time. When you did, the lights went out in the kitchen. If you are continually blowing a fuse or causing your circuit breaker to flip, you may need an electrical upgrade. First, you can try to reduce the load on your fuse box. If that doesn't work, you can have additional circuits added. Read More 

What Can You Do When Your Light Sockets Keep Burning Through Bulbs?

20 May 2016
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Light bulbs are relatively cheap and fragile, and a few prematurely burnt-out bulbs can often be attributed to simple bad luck. But if you start noticing a pattern of one, two or even all of your light sockets going through bulbs faster than they should, you may be facing an electrical issue that should be resolved both for your own safety and for your budget. These four steps will help walk you through the process of finding and fixing the problem with your light socket. Read More