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4 Ways To Prepare Your Home’s Electrical System For Winter

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you live in an area that has severe winter weather, you will have some unique home care techniques to perform to ensure that your home continues to be warm, comfortable, and livable through this season. The extra care you may need to do can include plumbing care, fire protection care, and even electrical care. The electrical system in your home is prone to damages, since the severe weather conditions can cause overheating from running the heater throughout the day and night and it can cause a power outage as well. Here are four...

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3 Signs That Your Restaurant Could Be At Risk Of An Electrical Fire

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

You probably have a lot of thing to worry about as a restaurant owner, but one thing that you might not want to think about is the idea of a fire starting in your commercial kitchen. This is always a possibility, including the risk of an electrical fire, so it’s important to be careful. These are a few signs that your restaurant could be at risk of one of these fires: 1. You’re Using Worn-Out Commercial Kitchen Appliances Using older commercial kitchen appliances can save you and your business money, but you won’t be saving...

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Four Advantages Of Standby Generators For Home Use

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When the heavy storm season sets in, it often brings disruption in the way of power outages. If you want to limit the interruption in your daily routines despite the power failures of the season, one of the best ways to address it is to invest in a standby generator that you can rely on for backup power. This is especially important if you live in an area where intense storms are common and power failures can last for days. Here are some of the reasons you should consider a standby generator instead of a portable unit. Provides Stability One...

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Before You Hire An Electrician, Be Sure To Ask These Questions

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Whether you’re looking to hire an electrician for work in your business or home, having the right person do the job is paramount. Although many people rely on knowledgeable friends or family members to tackle wiring projects, there’s no substitute for a licensed and insured commercial electrician. Don’t just call the first electrician you see listed online; instead, talk to at least three and ask a series of questions. By evaluating how each person answers, you’ll be able to pick the right person for the job. Here are...

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Electrical Layout Changes For Computerized Households

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your home loves technology and can’t get enough of computers, you may notice how power strips and wall outlet competition can make staying connected a pain. Instead of dragging long extension cables or plopping down in uncomfortable areas to use computers, consider a few ways that an electrician can help you stay connected and safer from electrical failure with a few background changes. Splitting Off Computer Rooms For computer-loving households, the most basic benefit an electrician has to offer is adding more wall sockets. For...

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How To Check The Circuit Breaker Panel And Change A Breaker If Needed

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As you go about your daily activities at home, you expect certain things to work all the time. This is why you might be a little shocked when one of your outlets or a light switch on the wall doesn’t work. If you are experiencing this for the first time, you’ll need to locate and repair the problem, if the problem is fixable in a do-it-yourself manner. This guide explains how to test the circuit breakers and replace them if needed. Step 1: Grab a Couple Tools To change out a bad breaker in the circuit panel, you’ll need to...

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Protect Your Home’s Exterior Electrical Box

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to your home, electricity is critical. Whether it’s watching your favorite sitcom, washing a load of clothes or operating your in-ground sprinklers, electricity is an important part of making your home functional. An important part of making sure your home’s electrical needs are met involves protecting your outdoor electrical box: Weatherproofing Make certain your outdoor electrical box is protected from inclement weather. Moisture from the rain and snow and high winds can all damage the internal components of your...

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How to Install a Light Switch for a Ceiling Light

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some older homes may have rooms with no switch for the ceiling light. The light is turned on and off by a pull chain that is attached to a bulb socket adapter. Since the chain is only a few inches long, most homeowners tie a string to the chain, which continually breaks. Installing a light switch is relatively simple if you are not intimidated by electrical work. You just need a few supplies from your local home improvement store. What you will need You will need a few tools used for electrical work as well as some supplies.‚Äč Tools include a...

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An Overview Of Three Common Electrical Switches Found In Residential Houses

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Switches are some of the most common electrical components in residential houses. Here is an overview of the most common types of switches, and the essential information to note should you wish to replace one: Single Pole Switch This is the most common switch in most residential houses. It is used to control one light or electrical light fixture, hence the name. A good example is a bathroom switch that only switches off or on the light bulb in the bathroom. Most of them are easy to operate because they have “On” and...

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Reworking Home Wiring For Home Office Use

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As the Internet makes working from home easier, many workers have begun to look at their home situation while wondering how things could be a bit more efficient. From adding new wall outlets to making consistent Internet a bit better, consider a few ways that a licensed electrician such as McDonald Electric can help you be more productive in your home office. Splitting Off Wiring The problem with managing a home office is dividing the purpose of one area from another. Unless you have near-perfect organizational skills and focus,...

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