Tales from the power lines

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Don’t let your holiday sparkle fizzle

Don’t let your holiday sparkle fizzle

With the holidays fast approaching, homeowners and businesses will be decking the halls; often with strings of lights and lighted decorations. Those lights are glittering and cheerful, but they can also cause hazards if they’re plugged into extension cords! Before you untangle all of those light s...

November 19, 2019 Read more
Fall into these home safety tips

Fall into these home safety tips

The days are noticeably shorter, and we’re seeing cool, crisp weather. Along with the colorful foliage and cooler season, it’s good to check your home to make sure it’s ready for winter. Here are some smart fall safety tips to make now according to the safety experts at Underwriters Laboratori...

October 14, 2019 Read more
Get ALL of your Technology Working Together!

Get ALL of your Technology Working Together!

Homes and businesses today rely on integrating technology, including phones, TVs, data cabling, and electrical wiring.  In spite of what you may read online, a certified electrician is the best person to design and install a comprehensive system that will meet all of your needs. We can step in upfr...

August 26, 2019 Read more
Consider these lighting options to enhance your summer evenings

Consider these lighting options to enhance your summer evenings

As twilight approaches and the air cools, it can be delightful to enjoy the outdoors on a beautifully lit outdoor patio and deck. But it’s important to get your lighting done right – not too bright – but enough to move about safely and enjoy your landscaping and/or guests. The trick to getting...

July 1, 2019 Read more
Lightning, wind – even tornadoes – all are reasons you need a generator!

Lightning, wind – even tornadoes – all are reasons you need a generator!

It’s early June, but we’ve already seen our share of summer storms – even a tornado! With storms come power outages for homes and businesses.  Think melted ice cream and downed computer systems, to mention a few of the inconveniences and lost business that can result! Power outages often last...

June 10, 2019 Read more
Receptacles shouldn’t become loose

Receptacles shouldn’t become loose

Many people like the convenience of leaving appliances plugged in. We don’t unplug everything at our house either. Anything with a power supply (computers and cell phone chargers are two examples) does draw a small amount of current even when the equipment is turned off, and these small draw...

May 9, 2019 Read more
Tips to Avoid Common Electrical Appliance Problems

Tips to Avoid Common Electrical Appliance Problems

We tend to take our electrical appliances for granted.  We put clothes in the washer, add detergent, push a few buttons, and presto – clean clothes!  The same goes for the dryer.  But that power we’ve learned to depend on is also a potential source of problems.  According to the Electrical S...

April 24, 2019 Read more
Our Service Charges

Our Service Charges

Ever wonder about our service charges and if they are worth it? When we arrive at your door, we’ve already incurred a number of costs just to get us, our service truck, and our equipment there. Think of this analogy:  Without years of expensive medical training and experience, your doctor couldn...

March 22, 2019 Read more
Avoiding Rodents and Electrical Arcs!

Avoiding Rodents and Electrical Arcs!

Nobody likes mice or rats on their property, but beyond the obvious reasons for keeping rodents out, here’s another one: they can chew your electrical wires and potentially cause a fire. Damaged, worn, cracked or corroded electrical wires can increase the chance of electrical accidents. Have a qua...

February 27, 2019 Read more
Here’s Why You Need a Generator…

Here’s Why You Need a Generator…

Why do you need a generator? Winter is here, and with it the possibility of losing power. Power outages often last for hours, days or even weeks, and they can be costly if you’re not prepared. But it’s not just inclement weather that can turn the lights out. Curious animals, automobile a...

January 14, 2019 Read more
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