Written by Larry Cook

Remodeling Success Depends on a Great Electrician

Planning for a home remodeling or addition means considering the various elements that make up the project. Your focus will probably be on the aesthetics of your project, but the electrical system is of equal importance. One of the most important decisions you can make before starting work is your choice of electrician.

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Written by Larry Cook

Integrated Lighting Control for Home and Office

Integrating a home or office’s electrical and lighting systems will allow the automation, control, and monitoring of your lighting fixtures. A sound design will increase convenience and energy efficiency, along with improving the aesthetics and ambience, of a residence or workplace. Consulting with an experienced electrical services company for the installation of a universal lighting control system will bring about the best results for either new construction projects or retrofits.

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Written by Larry Cook

Home Hi-Tech Infrastructure Facts

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates almost 80% of home builders are now installing structured wiring for entertainment and data. However, some homes need this wiring installed or upgraded. Many electrical services companies are skilled and experienced in this field, so consider them for the hi-tech infrastructure for your home.

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Written by Larry Cook

ESFI Boating & Marina Safety Tips – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, it would be wise to review best practices for safety before the boating season gets underway. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is devoted to promoting electrical safety at home and at work, and it is considered the top organization in this field worldwide. Part 2 will summarize ESFI’s safety tips for marina owners.

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Written by Larry Cook

ESFI Boating & Marina Safety Tips – Part 1

Before boating this summer, it would be wise to review best practices for safety. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is devoted to promoting electrical safety at home and at work, and it is considered the top organization in this field worldwide. Part 1 will summarize ESFI’s safety tips for boat operators.

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Written by Larry Cook

Electrical Fire Prevention for Your Home

As noted by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), more than 25,000 electrical fires in the U.S. are reported every year, and they cause injury or death to at least 1,300 people. What may not be commonly known is that home electrical fires cause more monetary losses than non-electrical fires. Fortunately, electrical fires can be prevented by common sense methods as discussed below.

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Written by Larry Cook

Structured Wiring for the Modern Home – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, structured wiring allows a home to be a participant in the digital age. Structured wiring carries data for media, security, and communications purposes, and there are licensed electricians who are experts in their planning and installation of structured wiring. Part 2 will cover types of wires and their uses.

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Written by Larry Cook

Structured Wiring for the Modern Home – Part 1

What makes homes modern and a participant in the digital age is structured wiring. Structured wiring consists of data lines for media, security, and communications purposes. You may not be aware that some licensed electricians are also experts at structured wiring. Below are three examples of how structured wiring can help you attain some practical and fun functions for your digital home:

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Written by Larry Cook

Landscape Lighting Trends for Summer

Now that spring is here and summer is on its way, families will be spending much more time in the outdoor spaces around their home. One of the reasons the backyard continues to be the place to be after sunset is modern exterior lighting that beautifies landscaping and the pool area. Lighting also promotes safety by illuminating paths and walkways at night. Lighting of the right color, skillfully directed, and properly modulated can also set the desired mood and highlight the most attractive features of your property. Excited? Why don’t we review four landscape lighting trends that will brighten your summer?

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Written by Stu Kushner

Key Changes to the 2017 NEC Code – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the new edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70), places more emphasis on new technologies and worker safety.

The National Electrical Code (NEC) undergoes revision and expansion every three years. The NFPA received more than four thousand public suggestions, resulting in 1,235 first revisions.

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