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Feel the Power: Shocking Facts About Electricity Usage in the United States

The United States is one of the world’s biggest consumers of electricity. That statement probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to you, but how the US utilizes its electricity might! In this infographic we’ll look at where electricity bills are highest and lowest, which states use the most electricity, and how electricity is…

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Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is an important part of responsible homeownership. It requires that you always follow the proper procedures when working with electrical outlets and wiring. Remember, electricity can be deadly. If you’re not experienced in this work, it’s always best to call in a licensed electrician to perform repairs or improvements. That being said, here’s…

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How to Wire a Light Switch

If you enjoy doing the occasional project around the house, wiring a basic light switch is one of the simplest DIY wiring jobs to complete.

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The History of the Light Bulb in Your Home

The light bulb is truly one of the most important inventions that has ever been created. The light bulb enhanced personal safety by making it possible to light up everything from the smallest community to the largest city through all hours of the night. It also made it possible for people to work hours of…

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Help With Repairing Home Electronics

Consumers typically collect a variety of electronics and gadgets for home and personal use. Many home appliances, such as washing machines and refrigerators, also have internal electronic components. Over time, it’s common for electronics and appliances to develop issues and problems, necessitating repair. Repairing a device can be beneficial because this is often less expensive…

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Electrical Wiring Safety at Home

Working with electricity requires care because of the risk of damage, fires, injury, and even death. Homeowners without training in electrical work often tackle jobs they’re unprepared for, which can result in potentially devastating electrical accidents. One of the main problems with novices attempting to finish electrical work is their ignorance of the potential dangers…

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Electrical and Plumbing Costs: Homeowners vs. Small Businesses

Sticker shock is a common phenomenon for homeowners when it comes to various projects around the house. Two hundred bucks for an hour’s worth of work to install wiring for a new household appliance, five hundred dollars because a tree root damaged a sewer pipe— does any of this sound familiar? You might be getting…

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Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen remodels are one of the most popular home improvement projects in the nation for good reason. Fewer areas of the home can benefit from upgrading old, outdated equipment and systems (plumbing, electrical, etc.) like a kitchen can. Aside from replacing old appliances with new ones that function better and make the room more pleasing…

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Track Facts: What To Know about Track Lighting Fixtures

The versatility and convenience of track lighting has made it a fast growing choice among homeowners. Its stylish look and easy mobility provide an excellent lighting system for any room in the house. Track lighting is great when it comes to rearranging a space, because the position of the lamps is so easily adaptable. It…

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Electrical Boxes & Fire Hazards

Electrical Box Regulations – Is There a Fire Hazard in Your Walls?

Your electrical box is the spot where electricity from the grid connects to your home. From here your breaker box divides up the electrical source to different rooms and different areas of your home. This is just the basics of your home electricity. While many people know how to turn a breaker back on when…

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