What is a programmable thermostat? First, what is a thermostat. “A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a physical system and performs actions so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint.” A thermostat simply measures and controls the temperature within your home...

Every homeowner understands issues occur. For some home-related issues, such as a clogged toilet, DIY options exist. However, for other issues, such as electrical problems, generally professional technicians need to address issues. Why do electrical problems require more professional assistance? The simple answer is danger. After...

Did you know that clogged dryer vents cause roughly 80% of dryer-related fires? In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports nearly 3,000 home fires are due to dryers. Home electrical mishaps can happen at any time. However, during the summer, as we wash and dry...

Electrical contractors remain in high demand because electricity is powerful. Although many home projects require professional technicians from time to time, electrical work requires extra attention. Why? Improper electrical work presents potential fire damage and real danger to you and your family. As a result, homeowners must...

What is a whole home surge protector? Whole home surge protectors help prevent electrical shocks from damaging electrical devices and appliances in your home. From TVs to cell phone chargers, our homes contain hundreds of devices. For example, even our kitchen appliances, such as many stoves and...

What Are Home Generators? Home generators provide power during an electrical outage. In particular, generators enable homes to power either their entire house or certain appliances during an outage. Generally, homeowners choose from a couple of options. Primarily, standby and portable generators. Prior to deciding on a...

Now that summer is in full swing, many homeowners start in on their laundry list of home improvement projects. From adding a deck to enhanced outdoor lighting, homeowners constantly tweak and upgrade their property. Plus, some projects require professionals, while others only need some DIY...

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

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. Additionally, by detecting faulty wiring early, you...