Written by Stu Kushner

What are NEC Codes and Why Do they matter?

You’re probably aware that there are certain codes that govern new construction or building renovations. One type of code is specifically related to electrical systems: the National Electrical Codes or NEC codes. These codes were initiated in 1897 and are updated every three years. The next update will be released in 2020. 

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Humming That Isn’t A Song

If you’ve ever been exposed to humming or buzzing noises for any length of time, you know how annoying it can be. These little noises can be irritating, but they can also be a sign that you need to check your home’s wiring of a home.

Search For The Source

The first step is tracking down the source of the humming. It can be tricky, but with some determination and patience, you may locate it. Start by turning off televisions, radios, computers, and any other devices that can create noise. 

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Extension Cords Are Not Created Equal

At some point, most people need an extension cord somewhere in their home or office. But not all extension cords are created equal. Before you head to the nearest home improvement center, department or grocery store, consider these important factors. Where will the cord be used? Indoors? Outdoors? Both? Do you need it for a computer, or in the garage for a heavy-duty power tool? Is the cord going to be used on a long-term basis or only for a short time? 

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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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electrician, home electrical service
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Converting A Garage Into Living Space

If your car hasn’t been in the garage for years and the garage is beginning to resemble a storage unit, it may be time to convert this wasted space into more living space. This addition may increase the value of your house if you decide to sell it.

One of the most important considerations is what type of electrical wiring you’ll need. Some of these considerations will depend on what the end product will be.

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Common Electrical Project Mistakes

Every day electricians are called to homes to undo what a well-intentioned do-it-yourselfer has done. Electrical projects can be some of the most challenging for non-professionals, and can result in serious problems. Listed below are a few of the most common mistakes home do-it-yourselfers make. 

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What to Do During and After a Power Outage

Power outages can happen at any time and can be caused by snow, high winds, lightning, a car accident, equipment failure, or even animals. Whatever the cause, it’s important for you to know what to do to safeguard your home, and your family, during and after a power outage. 

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Electrical Needs for a Home Office

Home-based businesses are alive and well in today’s economy with some 38 million such businesses in the United States today. When home is your base of operations, you shouldn’t neglect planning an adequate electrical system to ensure it runs efficiently. 

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electrician,wiring, electrical services
Written by Stu Kushner

Here Are The Possible Reasons Why Your Electricity Bill Is So High

If you suddenly get a higher-than-usual electricity bill, the first thing to do is ask your energy supplier in case they have committed some mistakes in computing your energy consumption. If your power company insists it has not made any error, there may be something wrong within your electrical system. Here are the potential culprits behind your high electricity consumption: 

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Written by Stu Kushner

Common Causes Of Electrical Fires In The House

According to figures from the U.S. Fire Administration, Americans experience 25,000 electrical fires per year. These events cause property damage and up to 1,300 cases of injury or death per year. Sadly, most of these fires could have been avoided. Here are the common causes of electrical fires in the home:

Misusing Extension Cords

Incorrect use of extension cords is a common cause of house fires. The Christmas season is the time when most extension cord-related fires occur. People tend to overload their extension cords with plugs from Christmas lights and other devices at this time of the year. 

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