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Everything You Need to Know about GFCI Outlets

Your electrical outlets might not seem like the most exciting thing to you, but you’d be surprised just how fascinating they can be, especially GFCI outlets. If you’re a homeowner looking for some savvy upgrades to make whether it’s for yourself or because you’re getting ready to sell, GFCI outlets are a smart investment. Here’s everything you should know about GFCI outlets. read more

Common Electrical Problems in Commercial Buildings

A commercial building is a huge investment, there’s always a lot of money tied up in these structures which is why it’s important to take care of them. If you let things slide and skimp on maintenance and repairs, the value of the building will drop precipitously. More concerning yet is the fact that depending on the nature of your business, you could be shut down if sufficiently serious problems go left unchecked. One of the most important aspects of any commercial building is its electrical system. Here’s a breakdown of common electrical problems in commercial buildings and how to address them. read more

Common Electrical Issues in Old Kansas City Homes

Owning an older home can be a point of pride, especially for those who enjoy the historic value. While many of the older homes in Kansas City are quite beautiful, many of these properties develop electrical issues over the years. All of the wear and tear that came from serving multiple generations adds up and eventually results in some serious problems. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common electrical issues found in old Kansas City homes. read more

Benefits of Installing Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a great upgrade to any home. The benefits are prolific and terrific. Tired of sweltering under the hot summer sun beating down on your home? Do the high costs of air conditioning systems keep you up at night? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you can get around both of these issues by having a ceiling fan installed. It’ll keep you cool at a fraction of the cost that you’d have to pay for air conditioning. Even if you have air conditioning, having a ceiling fan will make them much more efficient. read more

What Does it Mean When an Appliance Trips the Breaker?

Do you have to wait until your sister finished drying her hair before you can make toast? A lot of people make these types of adjustments due to over-straining the circuits. The breaker is in place to do just that- prevent the wires from overheating and causing fires. If the breaker is receiving too much power, it shuts off for safety. If your breaker trips after using an appliance or other household item, keep reading. read more

Electrical Safety Tips this Summer

With the warm weather here, we tend to spend more time outside in our backyards. Many of us have a pool, be it above ground, inground, or even inflatable. We also spend more time outside cooking, eating, and just living. If you are planning to do some work around the yard or the house, you need to consider these summer electrical safety tips first. read more

Can I Install Pool Lighting Myself?

If you’ve been wondering if you can install pool lighting yourself, the answer is no. Unless you are a licensed electrician, then you should always hire a professional for any type of repairs, installations or inspections. read more

6 Lighting Solutions for Your Outdoor Living Space

Whether you like to relax alone or entertain family and friends, your backyard should be an oasis. Adding some lights no only extends the time you can spend there, but it also increases your security. There are plenty of solutions available for outdoor lighting, It doesn’t matter how much space you have, it’s what you do with it that counts. Outdoor lighting adds so much atmosphere, you will never want to leave.

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7 Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill this Summer

We all like to save money. Now that the warmer weather is here, we often see a jump in our electricity bills. While we all want to be comfortable, we don’t want to spend our entire summer budget trying to keep cool. Here are a few ways you can cut your electricity bill and still enjoy the summer. read more