10 Holiday Decorating Electrical Safety Tips

Decorating is one of the best parts about the holidays! Many Christmastime décor items require electricity or batteries, so it’s important to brush up on safety concerns before accidentally pulling a Clark Griswold this season. 1. Check Lights First. Unravel your string lights and plug-in decorations. Plug them in and look for burned out lights, frayed wires, and broken bulbs. …

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10 Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill This Winter

There are plenty of ways to prepare your home’s electricity for the winter months, but there are also plenty of ways to save money on your electric bill this winter as well! Here are just a few tips on cutting costs this season while still staying warm and cozy. Accessorize! One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to stay …

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How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast (In 6 Easy Steps!)

Often, we replace our fluorescent lights when they begin to flicker or flat out don’t work. But sometimes, it’s actually the fluorescent light ballast that needs to be replaced and not the lightbulb itself. What’s a ballast? According to the Lighting Research Center, a ballast “regulates the current to the lamps and provides sufficient voltage to start the lamps,” ultimately …

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7 Fast Ways to Make 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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6 Ways to Tell if You Need to Rewire Your House

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 …

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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 …

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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 types of 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 …

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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. Noticing sparks when you plug in or unplug something is …