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Why Is My Microwave Tripping the Breaker?

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Microwave ovens revolutionized kitchens across America when they came on the market in the 1970s. Since then these technological marvels have come a long way, with more features, compact sizing, and greater cooking power than ever before. With greater power comes greater power usage, but if your microwave is tripping the breaker in your home,…

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Does My Florida Home Need a Heavy Up?

Posted on: April 13, 2016

A heavy up, or electrical panel upgrade, is meant to enhance the capacity of your home’s existing electrical system. This type of upgrade will ensure your home has an adequate supply of power to operate all of your electrical devices safely, without overloading circuitry, or causing other issues. Considering that energy usage in homes across the nation,…

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How to Replace a Ceiling Fan

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Ceiling fans are a welcome addition to any room, providing a source of light, circulation, and warm or cool air, at the flip of a switch. Depending on the type, and style of fan you choose, they can add a pleasing, visual element to your living space, but there’s more to choosing the right fan…

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Importance of Residential Smoke Alarms

Posted on: March 7, 2016

For many homeowners, the presence of a smoke alarm within the home equates to pretty much background noise. You might ask about it upon purchase, or make sure there is one within your home that may or may not work. This shouldn’t be the case! A smoke alarm just might be the single factor between heading…

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Dangers of Faulty Pool & Hot Tub Wiring in Florida

Posted on: March 4, 2016

When you think about your personal pool or hot tub, what comes to mind? Probably parties, relaxing evenings, or family fun, right? Electrical shock, property loss, and other dangers are probably the furthest from your mind, and that’s how it should be! That is, if you’re sure the wiring for your pool and or hot…

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Is Your Florida Home Ready to Weather the Storm?

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Of the top five U.S. cities most likely to encounter major storm activity such as a hurricane, two of them are in the state of Florida. Residents of the Sunshine State also endure their fair share of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and tropical storms, all of which can cause a great deal of damage to a home’s electrical system. The…

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Best Types of Lighting to Illuminate Your Kitchen

Posted on: February 12, 2016

Kitchens are used more often, and are more versatile, than any other room in the home. In years past, they were used solely for meal preparation, typically illuminated by a single, inefficient ceiling fixture, but the kitchen of today is also used for entertaining, homework, dining, and making memories. With such an impressive resume, this hard working…

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Is Electrical Preventative Maintenance Important?

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Maybe you have never heard of electrical preventative maintenance or maybe you have but decided that you had no need for it. Many people ask if preventative maintenance for your commercial building is important—the answer is yes. The electrical system in your property is the most essential system throughout your building. Not only do the…

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Cost Reducing Electrical Tips

Posted on: January 13, 2016

As a homeowner, you’re constantly on the lookout for cost-reducing tricks that will save you money on your monthly electric bills. If you open your electrical bill only to continually stress about the total you see staring back at you, it may be time to take some steps to reduce your energy costs. At Hoffman…

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4 Signs You Need to Rewire Your Home

Posted on: January 9, 2016

Outdated wiring, or wiring that is not sufficient to meet the demands put upon it by the high consumption of our modern technology, is not only an inconvenience, it’s a safety hazard! If you live in an older Florida home, it might be time to upgrade your wiring to ensure everyone in your family can…

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