Recent Electrical Articles

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Understanding Electrical Inspection

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 04, 2015

What is the purpose of a residential electrical inspection? The inspection is designed to verify that your installation meets minimum requirements for electrical safety, according to...

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Who Can Fix My Whole House Fan?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 15, 2015

A whole house fan is an efficient home cooling device, suitable for anyone who likes to save money and reduce their carbon footprint -- and isn't that just about everyone? Inexpensive...

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Electrical Panel Upgrade -- When and Why

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 13, 2015

Your electric panel is Command Central for the electrical system in your home. From there, power may be turned on and off and sent to outlets throughout your residence. Also known as...

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Home Generators: Reliable Power Source in an Emergency

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 29, 2014

Most Americans depend on electricity to keep our houses functioning normally. Electric lighting can be temporarily replaced with battery-powered lamps or candles in an emergency. However,...

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Whole House Fans Have a Lot to Offer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 24, 2014

Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century, it's begun gaining in popularity in recent years. Today's...