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When Do You Need Dedicated Circuits?

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Are you constantly dealing with tripped circuits? What about blown fuses? If you’re experiencing any of these problems as you go about your daily routine, it may be time to consider installing dedicated circuitry in your home. Certain appliances in your home draw more power than others. Without a dedicated circuit, you might experience constant…

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Deck the Halls While Your Electric Bill Falls

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Before you deck the halls and transform your Florida home into a festival of lights this holiday, consider how your lighting display will affect your winter electric bills. Monthly bills can be especially expensive when you and your neighbors beautifully decorate your homes with holiday outdoor lighting. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can reduce your…

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How to Choose a Commercial Electrician in the Tampa, FL Area

Posted on: December 1, 2015

Think about how many devices in your commercial property require electricity. From computers, monitors, and printers, to televisions, microwaves, and lighting fixtures—you need proper electrical wiring. Without it, your appliances and electronics are at risk of damage, and can even cause property damage to your facility! Do you have a reliable commercial electrician you can…

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Five Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Florida Home

Posted on: November 20, 2015

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are over 25,000 electrical fires reported annually—all of which could have been avoided if the proper precautionary measures had been taken. Learning how to prevent electrical fires will help you keep your home and your family safe. The licensed electricians at Hoffman Electrical have come up with tips…

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Common Electrical Terms You Should Know

Posted on: November 12, 2015

How often have you opened up a new appliance, read the directions, and completely understood them? Probably not that often. You’re not alone—the overabundance of electrical jargon in appliance manuals frequently leave people dazed and confused. Don’t be intimidated by your new dryer’s electrical requirements. If you’re ready to become an electrical lingo expert, look…

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What Is a GFCI?

Posted on: November 9, 2015

If you’re ever a contestant on Jeopardy and you’re asked what a GFCI is, you can respond by saying, “What is a ground fault circuit interrupter.” But knowing what GFCI stands for doesn’t mean you understand what it is. You’re not alone—the average homeowner is unaware of what a ground fault circuit interrupter does, but…

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When You Need Electrical Code Correction

Posted on: October 15, 2015

We all know that buying and selling a home can be one of the most stressful things we ever do. And if you’re selling your house, it’s extremely important to make sure your home is up to code. Some electrical code violations are illegal, others are dangerous—some are both! There is a major benefit to…

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Electrical Surge Protection Tips

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Take a minute to think about how many devices you have plugged in the electrical outlets of your Florida residence. How many of those devices have an electronic or digital component to them? Just think—your television and cable box, DVD player, audio and home theater equipment, your laptop and desktop computer, modem and router, kitchen…

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Why Install a Standby Generator?

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Florida residents, it happens to all of us more often than we’d like. A storm, hurricane, or other catastrophe causes our lights to flicker and the power to go out. Power loss doesn’t just affect the lights—food can begin to spoil in your refrigerator and freezer, cell phone batteries die and are unable to be…

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How to Find an Electrician in St. Petersburg, FL

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Electrical work is no joke. If left in the hands of an inexperienced or unqualified electrician, the results can be disastrous. Poor electrical work can leave you at risk of electrocution or electrical fire, and even if these issues don’t occur, it will still lead to ineffective operation. To prevent your breakers from tripping and…

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