As a homeowner you have probably seen voltage warnings on wires, fixtures, and electrical panels. This article will discuss low versus high voltage. If you are considering starting on a home project that will involve electricity, consult with an experienced licensed electrician for your family’s safety and the best results.
A home remodeling project can be quite overwhelming if it’s your first time. The electrical aspect may seem daunting, especially for older houses. One way to make the process much smoother is working with an experienced licensed electrical contractor. They will be knowledgeable and up-to-date about complying with code, and so you will be able to get sound advice for issues that arise.
As mentioned in Part 1, lighting design can significantly transform how your property is perceived at night. The following are the second 5 of 10 essential landscape lighting design ideas for your home. Consult with an experienced and licensed electrical services company for your safety and the best results.
You’ve done a wonderful job beautifying your property with landscaping. However, all your hard work may be neglected after the sun sets. Lighting design can dramatically improve how your property is perceived at night. The following are the first of 5 of 10 essential landscape lighting design ideas for your home. Consult with an experienced and licensed electrical services company for your safety and the best results.
Providing numerous benefits for our everyday lives, electricity is one of life’s most dangerous aspects. One way to mitigate the risks is making sure that your home’s electrical systems are grounded. Part 1 covered the five most important reasons for grounding. Part 2 will cover the workings of home electrical grounding and safety tips.
Within every electrical circuit there is an active wire that provides power and a neutral wire that returns the electrical current. A grounding wire can be connected to electrical devices and outlets then attached securely to the ground at the electrical panel. This grounding wire gives another outlet for electrical current to safely return to the ground without endangering people should a short circuit occur. In the even of a short circuit, current would flow through the ground wire and blow a fuse or trip a circuit breaker. Either result is better than an electrical shock that may cause injury or death.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced the new annual distinction, the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2017, recognizing products that deliver the most high-tech energy efficiency with the newest innovations. This award is truly representative of the finest products honored by ENERGY STAR.
The EPA assists individuals and businesses decrease utility costs and protect the climate by promoting energy efficiency efforts. ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program founded by the EPA in 1992 intended to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by recognizing the best energy-efficient products.
As home builders now offer wiring packages, structured media panels are a standard feature in new or remodeling projects. Fitted between wall studs, in-wall panels are portals for structured wiring. As the cost of installation and wiring is reasonably low, licensed electricians expert in structured wiring recommend in-wall panels if the homeowner plans to eventually implement smart-home technology.
As discussed in Part 1, motorized shades and blinds are a convenient way to aid in controlling interior temperatures and improving the security of a home. They can also be integrated with the environmental controls of a smart home. Part 2 will cover three more benefits of automated window treatments. Consult with a licensed electrician regarding installation for your safety and best results.
Long sunny days can make the inside of your home uncomfortably warm. We compensate by lowering our thermostats, forcing air conditioning to work harder and use more electricity. A better solution is automated shades and blinds, which can be integrated with the environmental controls of a smart home. This two-part article discusses the six primary benefits of automated window treatments. Consult with an experienced and expert licensed electrician regarding installation for your safety and the best results.