Electrical Generator,J.M. Mullen Electrical Services Annapolis Electrician
Written by John Mullen

The Facts About Back-up Generators

Cold weather months are upon us and with them come winter storms that can result in a power outage. A back-up generator is a great way to keep your home safe and warm when an unexpected outage happens.

Determine your power needs

During an outage, do you want to power only the main systems of your home such as heat, air conditioning, and your refrigerator, or do you want a solution for the whole house? Check the wattage on the largest power users, the air conditioning and heating.

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Electrical Heavy-up,electrician
Written by John Mullen

Keep Your Home Warm and Safe

Every year there are tragic stories about home fires that result from improperly used electric heaters. It’s doubly tragic because these fires can be prevented. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, over 50% of all house fires and house fire deaths are caused by electric space heaters that are too close to things that can catch fire. Another cause of heater fires is failure to clean and maintain them. To safely enjoy the added warmth and convenience of a portable electric heater, follow these guidelines.

Keep Your Distance

Most electric heater fires begin because they’re placed too close to things like upholstered furniture, bedding, mattresses, etc. Before using a portable heater, read the manufacturer’s directions. Keep heaters at least three feet away from combustible items and never leave a heater unattended. When you go to bed at night, electric heaters need to be turned off. 

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Electrician, Annapolis MD, Electrical Repair
Written by Stu Kushner

When Do-It-Yourself Becomes DON’T Do-It-Yourself

According to the American Housing Survey, homeowners spent a whopping $383 billion on home improvements in 2017. While many projects can be done by homeowners with a little information and access to the right YouTube video, there are jobs that should be left to the experts and that includes most electrical projects. 

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Home Electric Repair,Electrician Annapolis MD
Written by John Mullen

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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