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Do Ceiling Fans Save You Money on Energy Bills?

Posted on: April 17, 2021

We’ve heard it said – most likely from our friends – that running your ceiling fans will better circulate your AC’s air, resulting in a lower electric bill. We all love hearing ideas that will save us money, right? Unfortunately, this one is commonly misconceived. Here’s the skinny on ceiling fans. While it’s great to…

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Electrical Issues Caused by Storms

Posted on: February 13, 2021

Storms bring many elements that can leave you without power and damage your home or business’s electrical system. Being prepared for these hazards can minimize your inconvenient and keep you safe against property damage and electrical fires. You should also have a trusted electrician on call to deal with any electrical issues that spring up…

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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Posted on: January 20, 2021

Your electrical panel, also called your breaker box, controls all the electricity in your home. It receives the electricity from your utility company, then distributes it to each of your home’s circuits. The circuits in turn supply power to all your outlets, lights, appliances, and other electrical devices. Your electrical panel is your control center,…

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Electrical Equipment in Buildings

Posted on: May 13, 2019

Owning, operating, and maintaining a business comes with a massive number of tasks to perform and factors to keep track of. The last thing you’re looking for is to add one more thing to keep an eye on. However, stick with us and you’ll soon understand not only how important commercial electrical maintenance is, but…

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Don’t Let Your Electric Bill Scare You This Halloween

Posted on: October 13, 2018

The holiday season is shifting into gear, and first up is our sometimes spooky favorite, Halloween! But many homeowners know that while some costumes might spark a fright, the true terror comes from looking at those holiday electric bills. Planning on doing some decorating but worried about those inflated energy costs? The experts at Hoffman…

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What Are Ungrounded Outlets & Why Are They Dangerous?

Posted on: April 24, 2018

Safety is a topic you’ll see electricians covering on a very regular basis. Why is this? Well for one, electricity is, by its nature, volatile. We’ve harnessed it, sure. But nearly any amount of misuse can result in dangers, fires that cause property loss, and even potentially fatalities. And for two, this misuse we’re talking…

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How to Improve Your Outdoor Space with Lighting

Posted on: March 26, 2018

There are tons of great ways to update and improve the outdoor areas around your Tampa or Clearwater home. Chancing up the garden, adding some trees, hardscaping, slope mitigation—the options really are at least somewhat limitless. But today the electricians at Hoffman Electrical & A/C want to talk to you about a whole different way…

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The Difference Between a Lightning Arrester & Surge Arrester

Posted on: February 16, 2018

There are many, many things to be confused about when it comes to electricity. But of all the confusing things you could point at, it’s the terminology that gets most Tampa-area homeowners. What’s a lightning arrester? What’s a surge arrester? Is there even a difference!? It’s honestly a sticky topic, but it’s one we’ll be…

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Can I Stop My Smoke Detector from Beeping?

Posted on: December 15, 2017

While they mostly stay out of your mind, smoke alarms and smoke detectors play a big part in keeping your home and family safe. But while they’re pretty necessary, they can also be one of the most annoying things on this green Earth when misbehaving or malfunctioning. Is your detector beeping ceaselessly? The team at…

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Can I Shower During a Power Outage?

Posted on: October 11, 2017

Sudden power outages are a considerable pain for any homeowner in Tampa or the surrounding areas. They tend to rob us of a lot of our daily comforts, and can even drastically impact simple day to day tasks! But does an outage rob you of showering as well, or can you just go about your…

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