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Smart Connected Homes – Nest

August, 29th, 2017

Modern homes are becoming smarter than ever before thanks to innovative products like Nest. What is Nest and why do you need it? Keep reading to find out! What is Nest? Nest is a home automation company that offers a variety of products to make homes smarter. The company is focused on designing products that are simple and create a more “thoughtful” home. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a perfect example of the company’s philosophy, [Read More...]

3 Benefits of Attic Fans

July, 11th, 2017

When the hot summer sun is beating down on your roof, keeping your home cool can be a challenge. Your air conditioner does a pretty good job of lowering the temperature and reducing humidity, but it has to work pretty hard to do so. By having an attic fan installed, you can reduce the load on your air conditioner. At Corley, we offer a full range of electrical services, including attic fan installation, and our [Read More...]

Electrical problems are likely to happen in every home, and they shouldn’t go unnoticed. While every home has minor issues, electrical problems top the list of major issues. You may notice some problems in your home and you can’t understand what’s happening or why. It may be a good idea to routinely check your electrical panels and wiring to make sure no problems are occurring. On another note, here’s a starter list of common problems [Read More...]

Common Electrical Issues

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...]

While thunderstorms happen regularly during the summer here in Upstate South Carolina, they can still take you by surprise. You may end up sitting in the dark after the storm ends, with flashlights or candles lighting your way. You may even find your house heating up as you realize your air conditioning has stopped working, too. The real worry comes once the power comes back on, and your A/C… doesn’t. You may be wondering if your [Read More...]

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.

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.

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...]

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...]

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.