Recent Circuit Breakers Articles

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Get Your Fireplace in Great Shape for the Holidays

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 06, 2016

A blazing fire and a fresh dusting of snow form the perfect backdrop to the winter holidays, whether you happen to be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or National Chocolate...


Add an Electric Heater to Your Bathroom: Cozy and Cheap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 08, 2015

Kudos to you if you're trying to turn down your home thermostat a notch or two as the weather grows cooler. The result will be a win-win -- saving energy and reducing your utility bills....

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When Does an Electrical Outlet Need to be Replaced?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 09, 2015

An electrical outlet in a busy part of the house like your bathroom , kitchen, or home workroom has a difficult life. The outlet (also known as a receptacle) is subject to a great deal...

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Troubleshooting a Power Outage

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 05, 2015

A power failure in your house or apartment is a major inconvenience -- that's one thing that every homeowner will agree on. However, the reason behind the outage is not so clear-cut....

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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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Power Failure! How Long Will Your Food Stay Good?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 10, 2014

Electrical outages have become much more common in the US over the past two decades. Summer storms and winter freezes are both capable of knocking out local power for hours or even...

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Reasons to Install GFCI Outlets

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 23, 2014

Have you ever heard people talking about "GFCI outlets" and wondered what sort of gobbledegook is coming out of their mouths, let alone whether it's relevant to you? If so, you're not...

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When Old Wiring Is Dangerous, Not Quaint

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 09, 2013

Buying, and living in, an older home can be totally charming. But along with the quaint comes the antiquated; the rooms that are a touch too small, the old plumbing that leaks and grumbles...