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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.…

Whole House What Protector?

A whole house surge protector is a device that protects your electronics from electrical surges from outside sources. We’ve been seeing a lot of outages and electrical surges in Kansas City due to a variety of causes including: lightning strikes damage to electric lines repairs to electric lines How Do Whole House Surge Protectors Work? Electricity follows what is called…

5 Warning Signs that Your Home’s Electrical System Is Outdated

Do you ever wonder if your electrical system needs updating? Probably not, but it's summertime and your air conditioner requires a lot of power which puts an extra strain on your electrical system. How do you figure out if you need electrical updates? Here are 5 signs your electrical service is outdated, meaning that you may need an upgrade! 1.…

4 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Electrical DIY

  From Pinterest to Facebook, do-it-yourself projects are popping everywhere these days. With lists and lists of seemingly easy projects at your disposal, many believe that they can take on just about any project with a little help from the internet. However, DIY electrical projects are a very different story and can be incredibly dangerous, which is why the professionals…

Space Heater Safety Tips

Sometimes heating in your home or your office is uneven, leaving you with cold pockets that never seem to warm up. One common solution is plugging in a portable space heater. These tiny, but mighty gadgets can be a convenient source of heat, and less expensive than installing a new heating system. Unfortunately they can also increase the risk of…

3 Ways to Keep Electronics Safe During the Holidays

May your holiday season be merry and bright! To ensure that it is, Fusion Electric is sharing three ways to keep your electronics safe and your mind sane this holiday season. Follow our tips for a smooth winter. Inspect Electrical Holiday Displays Before Using It’s that time of the year again, full of sparkle and cheer. Before you hang the…

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