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Why are Smoke Alarms so Important?

The main purpose of a smoke alarm is to let you know if there’s smoke or a fire. It is, arguably the most important safety fixture in your home. While this is true, the National Fire Protection Association – NFPA – has found that at least five million homes throughout the U.S. still haven’t installed smoke alarms. read more

5 Electrical Upgrades That Make Your Kansas City Home Safer

We use electricity in our homes today now more than ever before, so electrical upgrades make sense. It's no longer realistic to have just enough electricity to power lights and a few major appliances. Today's family typically has multiple electronic devices, multiple TVs, electric cooktops, pool or spa pumps, central air conditioning...the list goes on! If you live in an…

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: A Life-Saving Early Warning System

Many are unaware of the hidden dangers of carbon monoxide because this gas is invisible, odorless and strikes without warning. Tragically, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 400 Americans die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning with an addition 24,000 receiving emergency care from its effects. That being said, it's crucial to protect your family…

The 11 Essentials Every Winter Storm Kit Should Have

Although winter storms can provide pretty scenery and fun for the kids, the destruction they can cause is nothing to play around with. A power outage can affect entire towns for days, picking grocery stores clean of essentials, and leaving you stranded. Being prepared can mean the difference between a dire situation or an inconvenience, which is why it’s crucial…

Benefits of Installing De-Icing Wires or Heat Trace This Winter

It’s that time of year again! The time when driveways and sidewalks are slick as can be and the snow shovels are coming out of hibernation. Have you considered the damage this same ice might be doing to your gutters and siding? Today, we're giving you an inside look at why de-icing wires, also known as Heat Trace tape or…

Possible Causes & Solutions for Electrical Trouble with your Holiday Lights

You strung your whole house with twinkling holiday lights and couldn’t wait to turn them on. However, once you turned them on, they quickly faded to darkness. What happened? If you experienced electrical trouble with your holiday lights, we’ll tell you the possible issues and how Fusion Electric can fix them! Check the Breakers Sometimes, an electrical problem is as…

Are Electric Space Heaters Dangerous?

Winter is fast approaching and one popular thing we are starting to notice is that many people are purchasing electric space heaters or mini electrical fireplaces in an effort to save energy. Did you know that space heaters pose a serious fire danger? The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission estimates that approximately 25,000 house fires occur every year from space heaters.…