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, …

LED vs Fluorescent Lighting

LED vs Fluorescent Lighting

Lighting in someone’s home or workspace is important. It of course helps us to see, but it also sets the atmosphere and ambiance of our most beloved spaces. In some career fields, lighting also plays a major role. For example, soft and low lighting is best for therapist’s office because it creates a calming effect, whish is of great benefit …

Electrical Safety Hazards

How to Prevent Electrical Safety Hazards

May is National Electrical Safety Month! To help spread awareness and keep the Magic Valley safe, we wanted to share some of the most common electrical safety hazards that people come across in their homes, and how to handle these hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “electrical hazards can cause burns, shock, and electrocution (death).” So …