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How to Avoid Overlamping

Posted on: March 29, 2014

Overlamping is when a lamp-holder socket has a bulb with a higher wattage than the socket is designed for. Not every lamp-holder socket in your home is rated for the commonly used 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. This is a code violation and a highly dangerous fire hazard.

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Replacing a Junction Box Cover and Fixing Backstabbed Wires

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Most electrical problems in your house will more often than not require an electrician to fix them, but sometimes, if you have some time on your hands and the right tools, there are certain things you may want to tackle yourself. In this post, we will look at replacing a junction box and fixing backstabbed…

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Electrical Dangers to Look Out for in Your Home

Posted on: March 20, 2014

We all use electricity so much in our daily lives that it has become something we take for granted, but while electricity may be such a useful tool, it is worth keeping an eye on your electrical fixtures and fittings for any signs of potential dangers.

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The Benefits of Installing Solar Panels on Your Home

Posted on: March 15, 2014

If you are looking for ways to save money while also doing your bit for the environment, you should consider having solar panels installed. There are many advantages to adding solar power to your electricity supply, beyond the obvious cost savings on your electrical bill. You can ask for quotes from qualified electricians to find…

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Are Old Wires and Fixtures in Your Home Safe?

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Electrical wiring and materials have improved significantly over the years, but if you live in a house in which the wiring was laid a long time ago, there may be some risks involved. It is worth checking to see whether everything is as it should be.

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Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill

Posted on: March 3, 2014

As the cost of living continues to rise and household incomes continue to be squeezed, it is worth looking at how and where you can save some money. In many households, the electrical bill accounts for a large chunk of the monthly budget; however, there are ways that can help to bring it down and…

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When to Not DIY: Working Without an Electrician

Posted on: February 24, 2014

DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, repairs and renovations are a common response to many home needs or emergency situations. It can be time-saving to begin a job immediately, could cut down on the costs of hiring a professional, or may just be an opportunity for homeowners to develop a skill or work on a hobby without calling…

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How Electricians Bill Their Work

Posted on: February 19, 2014

Home repairs and electrical work can seem difficult to understand, which can make reading the billing for this work after it is completed even harder. If you are working with an electrician you can trust, the entire process will be transparent and you can feel free to ask questions along the way. Starting with an…

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What to Look for When Looking for an Electrician

Posted on: February 12, 2014

Electrical repairs are best left to the professionals, but you have to know what you’re looking for in an electrician to be sure you have the right person for the job. It can seem tricky, but here a few tips for making sure you’re hiring a professional you can trust. Ask About Licensing A good…

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States Seeking to Boost Funding to Trade Schools

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Citing the 98% school-to-work success rate at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, State Representative Jerry Knowles in Pennsylvania pushed his fellow legislators this week to consider a funding package to support additional trade and technical schools. Across the country and to the North, Governor Sean Parnell addressed the need for more programs in technical training,…

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