Electrical Terms and Acronyms You Should Know

Whether you are familiar with electrical terms or not, it’s always a great idea to familiarize yourself with the different acronyms associated with it. After all, electrical abbreviations apply throughout several industries. It goes beyond just electrical wiring. You can find electrical terms in the automotive, construction, and manufacturing industries. These acronyms apply to various circuits, sizes, conduits,…

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Installing Surge Protection: Protecting Your Home in a Hurricane

Florida homeowners know the importance of protecting your home when a hurricane is approaching. Store loose items in the yard. Put shutters on the windows. Load up on bottled water and canned goods. These preparatory steps are all second nature. When thinking of our homes’ electrical needs, we tend to think about the damage the…

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Solar Energy in Florida: How It Is Growing In 2018

It hasn’t exactly been a smooth ride when promoting solar energy in Florida. It turns out that, although it’s called the “Sunshine State,” Florida isn’t exactly as solar as it’s made out to be. In Tallahassee, lawmakers are having trouble creating common-sense solar laws to motivate homeowners around the state to switch to solar energy….

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How to Protect Your Home During Power Outages

Losing power is an unfortunate fact of life. During a storm, it is very likely that your electricity will go out. It can also happen due to humanmade causes, like someone running into a power pole. Is your home protected from power outages? Everyone should know the dangers involved in a power outage, and what…

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Does Your Home Need Main Service Panel Repair?

Regardless of how basic the wiring is in your home, main service panel repair is necessary once in a while. It can be hard to know when. And these matters are usually left to the professionals. But, even if you aren’t going to service it yourself; you need to know if it is necessary to…

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Knob and Tube Wiring In Older Homes

If you have an older home, then you might have knob and tube wiring. While this type of wiring isn’t necessarily wrong, there are a few things that you should know about it. With knowledge about your home’s wiring, you can decide whether or not you need to replace it. What Is Knob and Tube Wiring?…

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Zinsco Electrical Panels: Putting You In Harm’s Way?

Zinsco electrical panels aren’t as well known as they used to be. Once they were a name that was synonymous with electrical panels that people trusted. The company goes back almost a hundred years. But, A lot has happened since those days. How do the company’s components hold up in the test of time? How popular…

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Falling Plugs: The Dangers and Prevention

Keeping your home safe is your top priority. You actively try to identify any hazards, especially if you have kids and pets. Once a danger is spotted, you’ll go through the necessary steps to make it safe again. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, right? Some hazards may seem more like an inconvenience…

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Should You Get a Fuse Box Upgrade?

Thinking about remodeling your home or just moved into a new home. If it’s an older home, you may have a fuse box instead of a circuit breaker box. It might be a good idea to think about a fuse box upgrade. Circuit breakers contain more modern technology, but do you need to upgrade to…

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Faulty Wiring: The Hidden Danger

Whether you have an old home or a new home, faulty wiring could cause you problems. And those problems could be more than just electrical. When you have bad wiring, you put your own safety at risk. Issues like shock and house fires can become a reality. Learn how some faulty wiring issues can be…

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