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6 Common Electrical Problems in the Winter

We all use more energy in the winter months. The heating is on, the lights are on longer due to shorter or stormy days, and we are cooking more indoors. But there can be electrical problems with the extra demand for our systems during winter. read more

How to Prevent Rodents from Ruining Your Electrical Wires

Rodents are one of the most undesirable and obnoxious types of pests that can plague your home. Not only do they leave unsightly droppings everywhere and unwelcome corpses around the house as they eventually die off, but they can also chew through your electrical wires and cause some potentially expensive problems. Here’s what you should know about how rodents ruin electrical wires and how to prevent it from happening. read more

Why the Lights in Your House are Flickering & How to Fix Them

The cold chill of Fall is upon us and the house might be starting to feel a bit spooky with Halloween and everything, especially if your lights are flickering! Flickering lights are a fairly common irritant for many homeowners. Not only are flickering lights unnerving, but they’re also potentially dangerous. Although the flickering of your lights isn’t dangerous in and of itself, it’s a common warning sign that something is seriously wrong with your wiring. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common reasons for flickering lights and how to fix them. 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

Understanding the Real Cost of Subpar Electrical Work

As with virtually anything you do, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. This is particularly true when it comes to electrical services, repairs, or installations. You can’t hire just anyone you find off the street, and in most situations, DIY isn’t a smart course of action (unless, of course, you are a trained professional). If you opt for subpar electrical work, there’s a good chance you will face serious consequences. read more

Tips for Avoiding an Electrical Overload

The modern home has several power-hungry appliances, including air conditioners, electric heaters, washer/dryers, refrigerators, televisions, and lights – all of which can easily push a circuit past its limit. While this is true, if your electrical system has been installed properly, electrical overload should not cause too much damage. This is because circuit breakers in the main panel will automatically cut the power when an electrical overload occurs. In an older home, fuses will burn out, which protects the system. read more

Space Heater Safety Tips For Your Kansas City Home

Space heaters are a great supplemental form of heat. They're compact, efficient and inexpensive to buy, and they're a great way to keep the thermostat set lower, yet still be comfortable while reading or watching television. That said, if space heaters are used improperly they can present a danger to you, your family and even your pets. The team at…

7 Ways to Put Hundreds Back into Your Budget This Winter

Saving electricity is easier than you think. Simply changing some habits concerning which appliances and products you use and when you use them can get you significant savings on your electric bill. Besides the obvious and easy things like turning off lights when you leave a room, the team at Fusion Electric has compiled several ways for you to save…