electrician,electrical services
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Keep Your Power Panel In Top Shape

If you spend as much time at your circuit breaker as you do watching TV, you probably need to upgrade or replace a circuit panel. When circuit breakers continually flip off, to prevent overheating or fire, it means your panel is working too hard and may be outdated. This is more than a nuisance, it’s a fire hazard.

The circuit panel is supposed to distribute the appropriate amount of power to the lights, outlets, and appliances throughout your home. When circuit breakers are tripped, it means the circuits aren’t able to handle the demands for power. In addition to being a fire hazard, there are other reasons to make repairs promptly. 

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Energy Saver Electrical Service
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Keep Electricity Costs Down

Every day money gets sucked out of your pockets when you overlook small details. It’s surprising how minor adjustments can make a major difference. Start by choosing three of the options listed below, and start saving money today.

1. Old Appliances: As appliances age, they’re less efficient and use more energy to run. Purchasing new appliances can decrease your bill and government tax credits can offset the cost of replacing them as well. 

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electrician,Installation, Repair
Written by Color Fire

Swim Safely

It’s the middle of the hottest summer on record, and you decide you’ve had enough. It’s time to get a pool! Before you jump in and enjoy the water, make sure your pool’s electrical wiring is installed and working correctly. There are city and state code requirements for the pool or spa installation. You can’t be too careful when it comes to water and electricity. 

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electrician, Residential,commercial electrical services
Written by Color Fire

Install Smart Smoke Detectors

Technology is part of our everyday lives. Smartphone apps can control just about everything in your home: heating systems, lights, garage door openers, security systems, video cameras, and media. Is your smoke detector smart?

Smoke detectors are serious business and need to be installed correctly and regularly maintained. Many homes don’t have the right number of smoke detectors, and they’re not in the right places. How many smoke detectors do you need? 

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Electrical Repair, electrical works
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Electricity Myths and Facts

There are “old wives tales” about many topics, but did you know there are still a lot of myths about electricity? We’ll take a look at the top 5 myths and give you the facts. See if you knew the facts or still believe the myths.

1. Power Lines Are Insulated

Insulation is a material that doesn’t conduct electricity, or conducts very little. The cords on appliances are insulated using rubber coatings. Most power lines are not insulated. Weather or other elements may have damaged those that are insulated. Never go near any power lines, they are always dangerous. 

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Home Electric Repair,Electrician Annapolis MD
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Saving Energy Year-round

Many people think of the winter months as the time to implement energy-saving strategies, but they’re needed just as much during the summer when the demand for air conditioning is high.

Windows

Whether you’re heating or cooling, the efficiency of your windows has a major impact. Warped frames or missing storm windows can send warm or cold air right out the window. If replacing windows isn’t in your immediate plans, use caulking or weather stripping to prevent cool air from leaking out and warm air from leaking in. 

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electrician, installation,upgrade
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Preparing Your Business For A Power Outage

Power outages can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons: overloaded systems during extreme heat, accidents, bad weather, or natural disasters. Having a plan for before, during, and after an outage will help protect your business. 

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Commercial Electrician,electrician
Written by Color Fire

Let There Be Light

When decorating a room or building a new home, one consideration is the type of light fixture to use. As you consider fixtures, think about the type of light you want it to emit, and where it will be used. You wouldn’t use the same type of bulb in a basement or kitchen that you would in a bedroom. Here are the basic types of light bulbs, and the best places to use them. 

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Electrician, Annapolis,MD, Electrical services
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Keep Young Children Safe Around Electric Outlets

Children and toddlers are curious about everything and they spend lots of time on the floor where electric outlets are located. If they can’t put things in their mouths, they’ll try putting their fingers into interesting looking places. Take advantage of the many options available to protect the little people in your home. 

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electrician, wiring, residential
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Making Modifications Inside Your Home

With so much information on the internet and at specialty DIY stores, such as Home Depot, many people feel confident making changes they think are fairly simple. Remodeling projects for kitchens and bathrooms usually involve hanging cabinets or hardware. If you’re going to drill into the walls of your home or business, you’d be wise to call in an electrician. 

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