Annapolis MD Electrician Electrical Heavy-up
Written by Stu Kushner

The Hazards of Purchasing Electrical Products Online

Buying online can be a shopper’s paradise. The almost limitless number of sellers fighting for their share of consumer dollars can mean low, low prices. But, is cheaper always better? Not when it comes to electrical products. When you’re searching for the lowest price, quality and safety can be compromised. Before you hit the “Buy Now” button, here are a few things to take into consideration.

Manufacturer

The internet is convenient when shopping but it also means that less than honest sellers can hide from unwary consumers. Companies that sell substandard goods can disappear into the internet ether and you’re stuck with a poor quality product. If you choose an off-brand retailer, you have no way of knowing whether the supplies you purchase are up to code or built using authentic, safe materials. 

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electrician,Electrical Heavy-up,Annapolis MD
Written by Color Fire

Charge and Go

Electric cars or hybrids are growing in popularity. In a recent study by AAA, 20% of those surveyed said their next car will be an electric vehicle. Whether your electric vehicle (EV) purchase is next month or next year, it’s a good idea to consider the energy needs required to charge those new wheels at home.

While most electric cars can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet, you may need to upgrade your home’s electrical system to accommodate the added electrical load. This is especially a concern if your home is more than 20 years old. Do you have to upgrade your system? It depends. 

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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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electrician, installation,upgrade
Written by Color Fire

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, home,commercial
Written by Color Fire

5 Ways To Green Your Home Office

Freelancers who work at home are providing the Earth a great service. They reduce the use of fuels and limit the amount of pollution produced by cars used for transportation. Nonetheless, there are numerous things freelancers can do to protect the planet. If you are working from home, here are ways to make your office more environmentally friendly:

Use Natural Flooring

Carpet requires a lot of energy and effort to keep clean so instead of having a carpet in your home office, go for natural tile, wood, or plain paint on the flooring. If you are using rugs, go for ones that are made of natural materials such as hemp or bamboo. 

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