What is a Short Circuit?

Your Complete Guide To Short Circuits Any and every electrical problem that occurs in a home setting is always blamed on a short circuit. But what does that mean exactly, and how do you find it, and how can you fix it in your home? What is a short circuit? Short circuits are shortcut paths. Electrical circuits are set up to follow specific paths through which electricity should flow. Short-circuiting occurs when a shorter, alternative path presents itself, thereby having...

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Why Do My Lights Keep Flickering? Besides Christmas tree lights and faux flame bulbs, the site of flickering lights in your home can be very frustrating. However, no need to worry because the issue may be more straightforward than you may think. Usually, the flickering pattern of your lights can help you diagnose the underlying issue. When investigating the problem, look out for patterns such as when the flickering happens, the typical duration, and frequency of occurrence. It is always...

Energy Efficiency Tips For the Summer

Summer Energy Efficiency Tips With summer in full swing, the hot weather isn't holding back. While there are a few people lucky enough to live in colder locations, many homeowners deal with this long patch of this blistering heat for months. To help keep houses cooler and more comfortable, people rely on AC units, fans, and other equipment to drive up energy costs. Even though some people are more than willing to suffer these increased costs to avoid sleepless nights...

What Are The Types Of Electrical Wiring?

Types Of Electrical Wiring The general concept of electrical wiring encompasses putting up wires and lighting systems. Wiring is a technical installation that requires qualified electricians to handle. Different governments and professional bodies have come up with safety measures. These standards guide electrical installation in their regions. The rules guide and apply to all types of electrical wiring. Cleat Wiring Cleat wiring is one of the old wiring systems that have ceased to be in use. Cleats are supporting objects...

Complete Guide: Electrical Outlet Types

Electrical Outlet Types Don't Let Your Electrical Outlets Be A Headache. If your home is of an age where there are problematic electrical outlets, then it's time to investigate the different electrical outlets available before you have any replacement. The electrical outlet types typically found are the "two-pronged" outlet if you have an older property. These are outdated and could be a danger since they do not have the third or "ground" hole, and don't have the necessary grounding connection...

Common Electrical Problems

Don't Be Defeated by Common Electrical Problems. We are indeed living in interesting times. You may be among so many right now who are feeling constrained at home. Like many others, perhaps you have more persons at home all at the same time and suddenly recognize the expense is getting away from you, especially when electrical problems impact the electric bill. If those pesky home electrical problems are now presenting you with even more challenges, given the increased usage, it...

How To Buy A Home Standby Generator

Home Standby Generator A home standby generator can overcome that problem and supply you with continuous power for days on end. The reason is that it has a direct connection to your home's main electrical panel and powered by a separate fuel supply; natural gas, liquid propane, or diesel. Okay, I realize some of you may have a portable generator sitting in the corner of the garage. Just waiting for the time to come when you have to pull it...

Why is My Doorbell Not Working?

Why is My Doorbell Not Working? Some homeowners like to hear a bell choir whenever their front doorbell rings. Others want to listen to a familiar, lighthearted tune when someone is at their door. What homeowners don't like is when they push the doorbell only to hear the sound of silence. Why is the doorbell not working? Check out some common issues that can cause a doorbell to remain silent when pressing its button. The Button Won't Depress Completely One...

Everything You Need To Know About Home Security Lights

Everything You Need To Know About Home Security Lights A dimly-lit exterior can be a bigger security liability than many homeowners realize. In addition to making a property a more attractive target for thieves, vandals and even home intruders, poor illumination also increases the risk of accidents and mishaps. Especially in inclement weather or during colder months when snow and ice are a concern. Exterior flood-lamps and area lights, motion-sensing lights, remote-operated smart lighting systems and other types of exterior...

Should I Get An Electric Fireplace?

Should I Get An Electric Fireplace? Many people desire to have a cozy living room with comfortable seats and a beautiful fireplace to enjoy the chilly winter evenings. Although this dream is a lovely idea, real fireplaces are often expensive and require a lot of work and money, even if your home already has one installed. While the cost and maintenance of a real fireplace may have you down, there are alternative options available to you. Electric fireplaces offer many...