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Electrical and Lighting Glossary

A-Line Lamp: An incandescent lamp generally used in most indoor residential homes. Accent Lighting: Lighting used to accent or highlight a particular object and is four or five times the level of ambient light in an area. Alternating Current (AC) : An electric current that changes direction with regular frequency. Alternator: An electric generator that…

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TV Repair Shops

The ever-changing faces of television technology have also changed the TV repair landscape. Newer TVs require exponentially increased technical skill to understand and repair. As the demands of a TV repairman have gone up, the number of reliable TV repair shops has understandably declined. Furthermore, like automobiles, TV design has become more connected with their…

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Knowing When to Call an Electrical Wiring Contractor

Hiring an electrical wiring contractor is often an expensive proposition. Yet, without proper expertise, trying to install or repair your own electrical wiring project can be a dangerous undertaking. Severe electrical shock, burns, and lethal electrocution can be the dire consequences of ill-advised bravado. Improper wiring installations can also lead to the bigger problems of…

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Lightning Protection

If you’re considering installing a lightning protection system, here’s a statistic to consider. According to data compiled by Westinghouse Electric Company, given an average location and exposure, a 50 ft. high building stands a greater chance of being struck by lightning once a year than a card player has of filing an ordinary flush in…

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Electrical Wire Types

What You Should Know About Electrical Wire Types

Electricity is one of the most important components of contemporary living. Our jobs, our entertainment, and many other facets of our day-to-day lives depend on electricity and its many applications. The electrical wires that carry energy in our homes, places of work, and automobiles need to be in optimal condition to make sure things run…

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Electrical Wiring Basics

Home wiring is not something to fool around with. It is literally a life and death matter. Faulty wiring can lead to personal injury and electrically caused fires, both of which you want to avoid at all costs. In order to ensure your home wiring is done correctly, there are a few basics that you…

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Generator Repair

Just like anything else, a generator can malfunction or fall into disrepair. However, because they are the item you count on in an emergency, generator repair is extremely important if you want something dependable powering your home when disaster strikes. Keeping your generator in good working order is a dual process of regular maintenance and…

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Emergency Home Generators

Thousands of people die each year in their own home, many of them elderly, because of hypothermia. Admittedly, some succumb to hypothermia trying to save on heating bills while the home still has power, but many die during a winter storm where the home has experienced a power outage. During these power outages, emergency home…

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Upgrade Your Home Life

There are many home improvement projects that get us excited. Kitchen remodels, basement finishing, attic conversion, and installing new flooring certainly have the interior designer in us anxious to begin planning, but it is often the less flashy, more practical upgrades that make such projects a success. While plumbing and electrical updates are hardly the…

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Winter home

Protect Yourself: Don’t Lose Power This Winter

Imagine: driving rain and a window-rattling crack of thunder jolt you awake. You notice the lights flicker, but they come back on and you think to yourself, “no harm done,” and go back to sleep. But the next morning you oversleep and your alarm clock is flashing “12:00.” You have been the unfortunate victim of…

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