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Should I Install Motion-Activated Lights?

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Outdoor lighting can serve a variety of purposes, from adding aesthetic appeal, to function, and even to home security. And when it comes to your lighting options, you’re pretty spoiled for choice here in Tampa! Looking for an option that meets all of your criteria, while also keeping energy-efficiency in mind? Let’s talk about motion-activated…

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Have You Ever Asked, “Where Is an Electrician Near Me?”

Posted on: April 19, 2017

When you need an electrical project handled or need electrical service in your Tampa area home, there are some things you’re always going to be looking for. You want certification and licensed experts, of course. But you want trustworthy service, affordability, and reliability, too. Have you ever found yourself asking  “Where is an electrician near…

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Breaker Panel Installation Requirements

Posted on: April 12, 2017

A functional, up to date electrical panel in your Tampa home is one of the most important aspects of strong electrical access. You could call the electrical panel (also known as the breaker panel, electrical access box, etc.) the heart of your home’s electricity. Or the brain. Neither is far off. And when a new…

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Can I Wire a Smoke Alarm Myself?

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Do you have enough smoke alarms in your home? The odds are probably not if we’re going by statistical averages, and if you’re here reading along then you also are probably thinking about installing more. Which is good! But you might also be thinking about wiring them yourself, and that might not be the best…

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Guide to Babyproofing Everything Electrical

Posted on: March 22, 2017

We’re not saying anything new by talking about how awesome our kids can be. No parent would doubt for even a minute that theirs is one of the biggest parts of their lives. They also wouldn’t doubt that kids are inquisitive, often to a fault. And with a home full of electronics, outlets, and appliances,…

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Why Aren’t My Motion-Activated Lights Turning On?

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Motion-activated lighting can be a big boon for homeowners in Tampa. The added security, safety, and utility are all great, and these simple and effective solutions have been helpfully serving our clients all across Florida for years. But, they can be a bit of a pain sometimes. Is your motion-activated light refusing to kick on,…

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How to Properly Use a Power Strip

Posted on: March 1, 2017

They’re not really our favorite way to gain some electrical access, nor are they the most effective. But honestly speaking, if you live in a home, you’re going to end up needing a power strip—or two—eventually. Whether you’re trying to fit in some kitchen appliances or you’re setting up a computer desk, it’s just hard to…

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How Does a Lightning Arrester Work?

Posted on: February 20, 2017

When you’re talking about electricity, safety is always one of the most important points to be made. Protecting yourself, your home, and your electrical appliances is a big part of having a functional home here in Tampa. And in our area, one of the biggest risks that can come up is a lighting storm. Lightning…

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How to Tell If Your Florida Home’s Electrical Panel Is the Right Size

Posted on: February 10, 2017

The electrical panel, or circuit breaker panel, in your Tampa home could basically be considered the gatekeeper of electricity coming into your home. It’s responsible for keeping you and your home safe, and for allowing energy to all of the circuits in use. So, of course, having the right size panel is a very important…

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When to Call an Emergency Electrician in Florida

Posted on: February 2, 2017

When things go wrong with the electricity in your home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed in a hurry. Do you need an immediate solution? Is the problem normal? What should I do!? All very understandable when you’re talking about something as both volatile and vital as electricity. The team at Hoffman Electrical & A/C in…

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