How to Get Your Home’s Electricity Cold Weather-Ready

Brrrr! There’s a chill in the air here in Southern Idaho, and that means fall and winter are upon us. For homeowners, this time of year typically means winterizing their abodes. Blowing out sprinklers, performing roof checks, and making sure the home is still well-insulated all come to the mind of most homeowners, but what may not be is winterizing …

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Does Your Home Need to Be Rewired?

Just like anything else in your home, your electrical wiring will need maintenance at some point, as the wires will experience general wear and tear just like any other appliance or system in your home. How do you know if it’s time to rewire your home? If you notice any of the following signs, it may be time to think …

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Should You Invest in a Backup Generator for Your Business?

We’ve all experienced it at least once. They can happen in any season, climate, or weather conditions. They can be accidental, planned, or unavoidable. They’re power outages, and while they’re usually only a temporary problem, for businesses they can cause a massive headache if owners and employees aren’t prepared for them. Despite the rarity of prolonged power outages, is investing …

GFCI Interview with Trevor

Imagine this. You’re cooking a glorious meal to entertain your closest friends in your home. You have all the bells and whistles planned for this pork chop feast, everything in the kitchen has a job, from slow cooker, to the oven, and even the microwave. Oh, and don’t forget the Ninja chopper, which is cutting your prep time in half! …

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7 Ways to Cool Down This Summer…Without AC!

Summer temperatures in the Magic Valley are reaching their height right about now, and it can be extremely uncomfortable for those living in homes that don’t have air conditioning -and you might be surprised how many older homes don’t have central air! If your home or the home of someone you know falls into this category, here are a few …

Lighting for Your Home or Office

Lighting is a necessity for every home or office, and more specifically, for every room. But lighting isn’t one size fits all, and there are different lighting options that are best suited for different rooms in your house and for the different uses of those rooms. Here are the top four lighting options and where we think they might fit …

When Is It Time to Call an Electrician?

Many people call electricians when they have a faulty circuit breaker and their power goes out a lot, but there are more reasons to call that you may not have considered. Here’s a list of several reasons you may want to schedule a visit from your electrician today. Seeing Sparks. If you notice sparks when you plug in or unplug …

10 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

Everyone wants to save money, and your electric bill is a great place to start. If you’re wanting to cut costs on your home or business’ electricity, check out these tips – some common, some not so common, but all guaranteed to save you some cash! Turn off the lights! When you leave a room, if you’re not coming right …

Replacing Electrical Outlets

Everyone has electrical outlets in their home or office space, and all outlets will at some point need to be replaced. Replacing an electrical outlet and faceplate is one of the quickest and easiest electrical tasks that even the most unexperienced homeowner can take on. Here are some simple steps you can take to replace your outlets when they stop …

Community Home Run Derby Fundraiser

Cancer is a heart-wrenching diagnosis for any one (or their loved ones) to receive. But there’s something that feels even more devastating when the recipient of the diagnosis is a child. For local teen Mia Trease, who is currently in a battle with osteosarcoma cancer, this was the case. When Magic Valley Electric heard that Mia was in this fight, …