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What Is a Lightning Arrester and How Does It Work?

What Is a Lightning Arrester and How Does It Work?

Lightning strikes during storms pose dangers to your safety and your property. A high-voltage current surge can cause extensive damage and even an electrical fire. To reduce or eliminate that risk, you can install a lightning arrester. Certain classes of arresters are...
Is Your Microwave Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? Here’s Why…

Is Your Microwave Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? Here’s Why…

Nearly every person or business has a microwave because it is a convenient appliance! Microwave ovens are high-wattage devices, meaning that they pull a great deal of electricity from the circuit when being used, which can trip your breaker. Continue reading to find...
What’s Causing Your Lights To Turn On and off by Themselves

What’s Causing Your Lights To Turn On and off by Themselves

If your lights are turning on and off by themselves, chances are it isn’t a ghost. There are many common reasons why this is happening. It may be a simple, easy fix. However, it is possible there could be a significant problem with your electricity. Either way, an...
What Is an Ungrounded Outlet & Why is it Dangerous?

What Is an Ungrounded Outlet & Why is it Dangerous?

A common complication of electrical work arises when an electrician finds an ungrounded outlet. Any improper electrical work can lead to electrical fires, property loss, and even fatalities that conflict with an electrician’s goal to keep everyone safe. Find out...
Do Ceiling Fans Lower Your Energy Bills?

Do Ceiling Fans Lower Your Energy Bills?

After a long winter, the warm sun is a welcome change! But as the weather changes from warm to downright hot, sitting under a ceiling fan brings comfort and relief. Ceiling fans can also increase the efficiency of your air conditioner, which should help keep energy...
Do You Need a Breaker Box Replacement?

Do You Need a Breaker Box Replacement?

A breaker box plays an essential role in your home’s electrical system. It keeps electricity flowing safely and protects against electrical surges by cutting off the power as necessary. Knowing how to identify the signs that you need a replacement will help keep...
How to Choose the Best Ceiling Fan for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Ceiling Fan for Your Home

A ceiling fan is an energy-efficient upgrade for your home, well worth the installation cost. A fan can aid your air conditioning system, helping control and maintain a room’s temperature. With so many choices, choosing the best ceiling fan for your home can be...
Electrical Hazards Every Richmond Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

Electrical Hazards Every Richmond Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

Your home needs electricity to function correctly, but some electrical hazards can cause fires and electrocution. Read on to learn how to recognize common electrical hazards to keep your family and home safe. 7 Most Common Electrical Hazards in Homes There are several...
What’s Causing the Lights to Flicker in Your Richmond Home?

What’s Causing the Lights to Flicker in Your Richmond Home?

There are multiple reasons your lights flicker, and an occasional flicker is not out of the ordinary. Sometimes this happens because of a change in a household’s overall voltage. Other times, a more severe problem is at play.  Why Do My Lights Keep Flickering or...
4 Electric Projects that Raise Your Home’s Value

4 Electric Projects that Raise Your Home’s Value

When the pandemic hit, home became our safe haven. This has many people looking to make their homes more appealing and comfortable through renovations and upgrades. Those who are considering selling their home may be interested in how to quickly raise their home...