If your appliances suddenly stop working, or you find yourself in the dark unexpectedly, it’s a likely possibility that you’ve tripped a circuit. Don’t fret -- there is an incredibly simple fix to this problem that any homeowner can do themselves. How Does a Circuit Breaker...

During the spring and summer months, our homes require more electricity to cool them down. However, homeowners should always be aware of the dangers of electricity. In fact, according to the ESFI, the recent home injury statistics are startling and show homeowners should be aware...

Faulty wiring in your home is no laughing matter. In fact, faulty wiring is one of the five most common causes of electrical fires. The good news is there are some warning signs that can indicate faulty wiring, and by detecting faulty wiring early, you...

While a large number of American homes have switched their electrical panels over to a breaker box, a great number still have fuse boxes that use fuses in order to prevent power overloads and short circuits. How to Tell If A Fuse Has Blown It will be...

Definition of Federal Pacific Electrical Panels or Breaker Boxes Federal Pacific Electrical panels are a type of electrical panel made by the Federal Pacific Electrical Company, that were widely installed in many American homes. A Federal Pacific Electrical panel may also be known as a Federal...

Our homes provide shelter and security. We rely on our homes to keep us safe. Part of home security is protection against accidents, such as electrical fires. Although not sexy, arc fault circuit interrupters (or AFCI) helps prevent electrical fires and should be installed in...

Are you prepared for a fire emergency? Although a dire topic, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires were reported roughly every 90 seconds a few years ago. Due to the severity of home fires, it is important to keep your home...

Ground fault circuit interrupters (or GFCIs) are electrical safety devices that trip electrical circuits when they detect ground faults or leakage currents. Since their incorporation into the National Electrical Code in 1971, GFCIs have saved thousands of lives and reduced home electrocutions by 50%! Undoubtedly, GFCIs...

Spring is in the air. Yes, after an extended few weeks of mild temperatures, spring is here and the weather is starting to get hot. In New England, our hot, hazy and humid temperatures can wreak havoc on our AC systems and electric bills. To...