August, 16th, 2016
You may not need a professional to help you unclog your drain or change a shower head, but when it comes to electrical issues, you may want to consult your nearest technician. Of course you can change a light bulb (however we won’t judge you if you don’t), but dealing with electrical problems can be tricky, and dangerous. Don’t try to do it yourself! There may be some problems in your house where you believe it’s an easy [Read More...]
March, 28th, 2016
As a homeowner it is important for you to understand how electrical jobs are priced so that you don’t get overcharged for the work you need done. Having a basic knowledge of what all is or should be included in a quote will help you in making sure you aren’t overpaying.
March, 22nd, 2016
Fire is probably the last thing you want welcoming itself into your home uninvited. Unfortunately, electrical fires are more common than you’d hope, especially considering these fires are almost always completely preventable. To help minimize the risk of an electrical fire happening in your home, we’ve compiled these safety tips so you can live without fear of a potential spark.
March, 16th, 2016
Homeownership can cost a lot of money. Between your mortgage payments, basic upkeep and repairs, gardening or other yard work, and other household needs, the dollar signs really add up. We understand why homeowners want to cut costs by performing their own home repairs, but there’s one situation in which you should never attempt to DIY unless you are a trained professional — electrical repairs. Even the slightest mistake in electrical work could lead to [Read More...]
September, 28th, 2015
We understand that once you decide to remodel your bathroom, it’s hard not to immediately jump in the car, head to the closest home improvement store, and just start buying whatever catches your fancy. As hard as it may be, we suggest you put your keys down, grab a pen and paper, and make a plan instead. Plans are what keep projects affordable, manageable, and realistic: 3 important factors in a successful renovation. If you [Read More...]
June, 2nd, 2015
Late spring and summer weather in Upstate South Carolina can be a little… stormy. As the heat builds during the day, thunderstorms become more and more common in the afternoon and evening. While the cooling rain is welcome, the occasional power outages or floodwaters that come as a side effect of severe weather are not. We have a few tips to help you stay safe when lights go off.
April, 17th, 2014
Home Theater Electrical Needs A home theater system in your home is an awesome idea. If you have picked out the perfect system for your home, it is now time to think about all the electrical components that you will need. It is easy to forget about the behind the scenes part of it all, but the truth is, it is the most important part. Without the proper wiring you could ruin your home theater [Read More...]
March, 5th, 2012
Have you heard that sound from your breaker when it trips? It’s probably alarmed you once or twice, but its safety purposes are the important factor. A circuit breaker is an automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electric circuit as a safety measure. To bring this down to everyday terms, a circuit breaker is designed to protect your house, household equipment, and yourself from overloading your electrical circuit. The only reason [Read More...]
December, 5th, 2011
If you think you have a problem with one of your electrical outlets or light switches, the first thing to consider is that faulty electrical work can cause fires and receiving an electrical shock isn’t much fun – they can actually cause severe injuries. If you have never worked on electrical wiring and have no idea what you’re doing, it’s always a good idea to call a qualified electrician to work on your electrical outlets [Read More...]
October, 10th, 2011
The U.S. government established a mandatory compliance program in the 1970s requiring that certain types of new appliances bear a label to help consumers compare the energy efficiency among similar products. In 1980, the Federal Trade Commission’s Appliance Labeling Rule became effective, and requires that EnergyGuide labels be placed on all new refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, dishwashers, clothes washers, room air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, and boilers. These labels are bright yellow with black lettering [Read More...]