2016

  • Why You Should Swap Out Your CFLs For LED Bulbs

    When compact fluorescent bulbs hit the market, they were praised for being a supremely energy-efficient way of lighting one's home. Unfortunately, CFL bulbs have a lot of downsides, as users have discovered. Thankfully, as the years have gone on, more varieties of energy-efficient bulbs have gone on the market, like LED bulbs. Read on to learn why LEDs are a better choice than CFL bulbs. LED Bulbs LED bulbs, also known as light-emitting diode bulbs, are a relatively new variety of light bulb that compete in the same market as CFL bulbs.
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  • What You Need To Know About Cable Clamps

    If you're completing a project that requires your to do electrical work, you need to know what type of cable clamps to purchase. Cable clamps are used to secure bundles of wiring or cable to keep them neat and orderly. By clamping bundles of wires together behind your walls, it's easier to locate the wiring when needed. It isn't difficult to find cable clamps for sale, but before you buy any, you need to make sure you're purchasing the right kind of clamps for your project.
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  • Energy-Saving Ceiling Fans

    Ceiling fans have been around for a long time, so you may think they are outdated and not that helpful to heating and cooling your home. If that's your opinion, you should reconsider it. Adding ceiling fans to your residence can make a significant contribution to your comfort while adding an interesting design element at the same time.  Summertime When things get hot outside, your air conditioning ends up working overtime.
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  • Efficient And Convenient Wiring For Computer Households

    Computers have long since become a major part of the American household, and the mobile generation hasn't pushed larger computers out of the scene. Desktops and laptops are still necessary for power and comfortable use, but they're still tethered by wires and connectors. To free yourself from a wall or corner that doesn't enable your productivity or entertainment as much as possible, take a look at the ways electricians can help.
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  • 3 Electrical Upgrades Ideal For Bunk Bed Areas

    When children have to share a room together, one way to save space and provide separate sleeping areas is with bunk beds. While bunk beds are great for shared bedrooms, there are some downfalls that come with relaxing and hanging out in these structures. Instead of dealing with these downfalls, an electrician can install three different upgrades near the bunk bed area. These upgrades are great for everyday living and can make it a lot easier for a child to enjoy either the top or bottom bunk.
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  • How To Hard-Wire A Lighted Mirror

    If you look into your bathroom mirror and can't tell if you are the fairest of them all because the overhead light is too dim, you need a lighted mirror. However, most lighted mirrors are not sold with a wall plug, but are hard-wired, or directly connected to a wired circuit. Hard-wiring a wall mirror is not as daunting as it may seem, even though you must work with electrical components.
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  • Summer's Right Around The Corner -- Hire An Electrician For These Outdoor Jobs

    With summer right around the corner, you'll soon be spending more time outdoors in your yard -- working on various yard projects and also hopefully having some time to relax. Before the season arrives, it's worthwhile to think about what changes you can make to the yard, and then hire an electrician to make your ideas become a reality. Outdoor electrical work is about more than installing lights around your yard or patio, although your local electrical contractor can certainly do this work for you, too.
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  • Installing True Surround Sound: What to Expect from Your Construction and Electrical Contractors

    True surround sound, the kind that comes from having hidden speakers in every room of your house, is a very nice feature to have if you are fond of music and movies with theater sound. If you have finally decided to commit to this project for your home, you should be aware of what this entails. Here is what you can expect from your construction and electrical contractors when you install true surround sound.
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  • Replace Your Own Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    If you're tired of hearing the loud, rattling bathroom exhaust fan whenever someone uses the facilities, replace it. If you purchase the same make and model, it will fit into the existing opening and duct work without any construction modifications needed. This makes it an ideal DIY project that most homeowners can do. Here are the steps to this fan replacement project: Materials You'll Need ladder or stool to reach the fan flat-blade screwdriver wire cutters and stripper flashlight or work light From the home improvement store:
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