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Electrical inspections a must

Unlike mechanical things, like your furnace or refrigerator, electricity is something that you might not be aware of but is constantly flowing through your home. And it’s highly interconnected. Something amiss at one outlet or breaker could affect the whole system. It’s recommended to have your electrical system professionally inspected...

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Are your alarms up to snuff?

You know spring is nearly here when it’s time to move our clocks forward to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 12. But did you also know the National Fire Protection Association promotes the “Change your Clocks, Change your Batteries,” campaign as a reminder to homeowners to change batteries in their smoke alarms? I thought this...

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Before you buy an electric car

Electric automobiles make up the fastest-growing segment of the auto market, with sales up 70% across the country last year. Here in Lake County, more and more customers are reaching out to us for help with installing outlet chargers for their new E-cars. While as an electrician I see this situation from the other side—the...

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Avoid home heating fires

As we officially move into the deep freeze this month, we see customers pulling out all the stops to stay comfy. Since half of all home heating fires happen during the months of December, January and February, let’s touch on ways to avoid them. While space heaters can provide welcome warmth in chilly rooms or drafty homes, they can also...

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Holiday decorating, safely

The holidays are nearly upon us, and I’m already humming a few favorite carols. In the spirit of the Twelve Days of Christmas, here are my top 12 Holiday Safety Tips. (You can sing them if you like.) Keep your decorations at least three feet away from heat sources, especially those with open flames like fireplaces and candles. The...

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