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How to Prepare Your Tampa Home for Hurricane Season

Posted on: May 22, 2018

Though we’re currently in the calmer stages of the season, we’re rapidly approaching what can offer some of the wildest and most destructive weather for Tampa area homeowners. Are you prepared for the potential risks of hurricane season? If you aren’t or don’t quite know how to get started, don’t worry! The service team at…

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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 want to talk to you about a whole different way to give…

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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…

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How to Avoid Electrical Fires This Winter

Posted on: January 24, 2018

We’ve well-passed the seasonal risks associated with holiday trees and crazy amounts of kitchen appliance use. But don’t think we’re out of the woods yet when it comes to potential electrical fires! The winter season still presents a fair array of risks, so it’s best to be as prepared as possible as we move into…

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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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What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Dealing with an outage can range from a bit obnoxious all the way to potentially very dangerous. The deciding factor in this? What you do when a power outage strikes. How you respond, how you handle the problem, and how well you’re prepared are all defining factors. That’s why today we’re going to discuss the…

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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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Why Should I Install a Lightning Arrestor?

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Not sure whether a lightning arrestor is the solution your property needs to protect it? Like many specialty tools used in managing lightning and other sources of electrical surges, it can be difficult to figure out what’s appropriate without the help of an experienced electrician. To help you decide the experts at Hoffman Electrical put…

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Benefits of Energy Efficienct Lighting

Posted on: September 11, 2017

An energy-efficient home has become the goal of nearly every modern homeowner. Lower costs, higher performance—what’s not to love? Lighting upgrades are commonly listed as one of the quickest and simplest methods of improving home efficiency, and this is for good reason. Want to know what new energy-efficient lighting in your home brings to the…

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