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Room by Room Electrical Code Guide

What Are Electrical Codes? Electrical codes are rules or laws that dictate how electrical wiring can be installed in residences. They are used for safety and can vary room to room. Typically, electrical codes follow the National Electrical Code (NEC), but local codes should be followed first and foremost. Bathrooms Because of the presence of


Electrical Circuit Overload 101

Electrical circuits are designed to handle a limited amount of electricity. Circuits are made up of wiring, a breaker (or a fuse, in old wiring systems), and devices (such as light fixtures, appliances, and anything plugged into an outlet). The electricity usage of each device (when running) adds to the total LOAD on the circuit. Exceeding


How To Calculate Circuit Loads

Creating a circuit map can help tell you which devices are powered by each circuit, but now you have to calculate how much power those devices are using. To do that, you need a quick lesson in electrical energy. Electricity is measured in watts; a 100-watt light bulb uses 100 watts of electricity. A watt


Different Types of Wall Plugs

Also known as outlets, receptacles, electrical sockets, and plugs, wall plugs are specifically designed to allow electrical equipment to connect to the electrical grid. The most common type features two vertical slots for the electrical prongs and a single hole for the grounding prong, but there are many other types of wall plugs made for varying purposes, like


How To Stay Safe When Decorating for the Holidays

Pulling out all of your seasonal holiday decorations can be an exciting experience. Putting up you lights, trees and wreaths, can really get you household into the holiday spirit. However, when not used properly, decorations–particularly lights–can create safety hazards or cause fires. Keep your family safe during the holidays. Prior to use, read the manufacturer’s


Prevent Power Outages and Stay Safe this Holiday Season

It is finally December? That means that the holiday season is in full force. Here comes streams of icicles, trays of gingerbread cookies, and the emergence of holiday lights. Unfortunately, this dose of holiday cheer comes with the occasional power issue. Each year, our electrical contractors are called to help homeowners with power outages caused


Avoid Overloaded Circuits This Christmas

When it comes to Christmas decorations you might be thinking "bigger is better", but this mindset might lead to overloaded circuits. While you won't risk shutting down the grid service to your entire town, you can certainly pop some breakers and possibly create a fire hazard. There are a few ways you can create an


Commercial Lighting Tips

As a customer, there’s nothing more frustrating than visiting a retail shop or service provider with poor or inadequate lighting. As a business owner, nothing interferes with productivity and by extension profitability, than not attending to the details of your business and that includes lighting. Lighting makes your customers more able to understand and access


Does Your Home Need Outdoor Landscape Lighting?

If you’re looking to improve the curb appeal of your home, outdoor landscape lighting is a great way to do it.  Not only will it up the value of your home and make it more inviting and welcoming, but it’ll also help deter burglars and add an extra layer of security. Outdoor landscape lighting can


Extension Cord Do’s & Don’ts

Nowadays you can find electronics in just about every room in the house. Things like Amazon Alexa's, TVs, computers, lamps, game consoles, and kitchen appliances are pretty common in households. This can become a problem if you don't have enough outlets in an area. So extension cords have become a necessary accessory around the home.

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