13 Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe From Electrical Hazards

May 18, 2022

People are not safe from electrical accidents, even if they have basic knowledge about electricity. Young children are particularly vulnerable to electricity due to their curiosity. Baby-proofing a home against electricity should be a top priority, especially when a family has young children under the age of five. Following these tips will help you keep your family safe from the dangers of electricity that could occur in and around your home. 1. Install an RCD Safety Switch One of the most common causes of electricity-related injuries is electric shocks from poorly maintained or older electrical equipment.

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Common Old Home Electrical Issues and How to Fix Them

April 11, 2022

Since the late 1800s, we’ve relied on electricity as a necessary feature in our modern-day world. Just as home construction has come a long way over the decades, so has how electricity is installed in homes. If you currently have an older home, it’s likely that you’re going to face some electrical issues that are not present in newer homes with updated wiring and electrical features. Insufficient Power If you think back to 50 years ago, many of the modern-day appliances in your home didn’t exist. People used a lot less power, so homes were designed

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Most Common Reasons Why Circuit Breakers Trip

March 16, 2022

Your home’s circuit breakers serve an extremely important purpose by instantly cutting off the power to circuits in the event of any electrical issues. Without working circuit breakers, any electrical issues could potentially start a fire or even electrocute you when you turn on the lights or plug something into an outlet. While this is obviously great in terms of safety, it can still be frustrating when you have a circuit that is constantly getting tripped. Even if resetting the circuit is as simple as turning the breaker back on, it is still important that you understand what a tripped

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How Much Does a Whole-Home Generator Usually Cost?

February 9, 2022

Power outages are becoming an increasingly common occurrence in many parts of the country. When an outage happens, you could be left with no way to heat or cool your home or even to light your house. Any food in your refrigerator or freezer is also at risk of spoiling. The easiest way to overcome these potential issues is to install a generator so that you’ll have a backup source of electricity available any time the power grid goes down. With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about whole-home generators, including how they work and how

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Point-of-Use and Whole-House Surge Protectors: Which Do You Need?

January 11, 2022

Your electrical system is designed to operate optimally under specific current and voltage ratings. But now and then, there are fluctuations. One dangerous event that can occur is a power surge. In this article, we will explore power surges and how to protect your home from them. What Is a Power Surge? A power surge is an abrupt rise in electrical current that can last from one to three nanoseconds. Disruptions in the power grid can trigger considerable fluctuations in current. Surges can be a hazard, particularly in homes with frayed wiring or electrical system defects.

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Understanding Common Household Electrical Myths

December 20, 2021

Household traditions and myths are often passed down from generation to generation. Many of these myths may have been established in the past when houses weren’t as modern with advanced technologies as they are today. There might be many myths that you and your family may believe in or know about that may not be true today. Understanding common household electrical myths can keep you informed about the safety of your home. Only Old Wiring Can Go Bad A common myth is that only old wiring in the walls of your home can go bad. This

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What Size Generator Does My Home Need?

May 24, 2021

Unfortunately, utility power outages are bound to happen due to uncontrollable circumstances like heavy rains, snow, hurricanes, and storms that can damage the power lines. Blackouts cause inconveniencing situations for homeowners like frozen pipes, flooded basement, spoilt food, and moldy walls. If any of your family members rely on power to run medical instruments, a power failure can be very deadly. A generator is the first line of defense against such issues. You, however, need to ensure that you choose the right generator size that meets your household needs. If you buy an undersized unit, it

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Does a Whole-House Generator Increase Home Value?

April 12, 2021

Although power outages in Fox Valley, WI, aren’t a common occurrence, when they do happen, they can last for several days. If your home experiences a power outage during the peak heat of summer or the lowest temperatures of the winter, this puts your health, safety, and well-being at risk. A power outage could also put the structural integrity of your house in danger. If you’ve been thinking of installing a whole-house generator, you might wonder whether or not doing so will increase the value of your home. Here’s what you need to know about how a whole-house generator affects

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How To Know If House Has Electrical Problems

February 4, 2021

Since most of your home’s electrical components are hidden away inside walls and ceilings, it can be hard to notice when something goes wrong. However, ignoring electrical problems can lead to higher utility bills, broken appliances, and even housefires. If you want to avoid any major inconveniences, keep an eye out for these common signs of electrical issues. Buzzing Sounds When Using Electricity We might associate buzzing sounds with electrical power, but a functional system should be almost silent. Any noticeable buzzing sounds near your electricity should be a cause for concern. Hearing a buzzing,

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