Electrical Red Flags That Every Homeowner Should Know

If you're a homeowner, you likely have a growing to-do list of projects and chores that need to be completed around your home. While HVAC servicing and plumbing updates to your home may be on your yearly to-do list, don't forget about the electrical system as well. Even if you've had a newer electrical service installed in your home, problems can suddenly arise. The result could be loss of power or in extreme cases, electrical shock or fire. Read More 

Taking Care Of Your Home Gas Generator

If you have just purchased a gas generator to use at home, you will enjoy experiencing no electrical downtime. This luxury item is a must-have in areas where there are frequent storms or downed tree limbs, making it important to maintain it properly so it is readily available when needed. Doing maintenance on a gas generator is not that difficult and can be done on your own a few times a year. Here are some instructions on how to do routine maintenance to your gas generator. Read More 

How To Replace The Ballast On A Fluorescent Light Fixture

If you have fluorescent lighting, the ballast will wear out at some point. The ballast is the small black box that produces the current and voltage needed to operate the light. A buzzing noise or flickering bulbs are common signs of a bad ballast. Replacing a bad ballast is easy for a novice do-it-yourself person. Here are some tips on how to replace a bad ballast in a fluorescent light. Read More 

How Can I Tell If My Older Home Needs A Panel Upgrade?

Panel upgrades can prevent circuit overloads and electrical fires, saving your family and property from true devastation. However, not all older panels need to be upgraded. Some panels, while old, still supply the appropriate amperage for the needs of the homeowners. Knowing how to determine whether or not your electrical panel is overloaded or needs replacement for other reasons will help ensure the safety of your family and property and that your home has what it needs to continue running properly. Read More 

How To Tell If You Need To Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Electrical panels are the main source of storage, protection, and transmission for the electrical system in your home. By law, they are required to be up to code, according to the state or locality in which you live. However, most homeowners don't regularly check the electrical codes for a building and might go longer than is recommended without upgrading their electrical panel. Here are some signs that you need to upgrade your electrical panel as soon as possible. Read More