How to Calculate What Size Standby Generator Is Best for Your Home

January 20, 2023

A standby generator can be a great addition to the home that will help keep you protected whenever your power goes out. As soon as the power goes out, the generator will almost immediately start running, and your home’s power will be restored within seconds. If you have a standby generator that is adequately sized and working correctly, it should ensure that your home still has enough electricity to power all of your most important appliances and systems, no matter how long the local electrical grid is out. Unlike a portable generator that can only work to power something that...

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Do EV Chargers Take Longer to Charge When it’s Cold Out?

December 20, 2022

How Cold Affects EV Chargers Winter is almost officially here, which means having to deal with cold, snow and ice for at least a few months. While the Seattle area isn’t as cold or snowy as many other northern cities, the winter weather can still have an impact on your day-to-day life in numerous ways. This is especially true for those who own an electric vehicle as cold temperatures will affect both how long it takes your EV to charge and also its range. The impact isn’t that severe, but it is definitely still something that you need to be...

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How Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Indoor Air Quality

December 20, 2022

Of all the things that can put a damper on your holiday festivities, few are as frustrating as Christmas lights that refuse to work. This is especially true if you’ve already taken the time to hang the lights on your tree or the exterior of your home. If you come across one or more strands of Christmas lights that won’t work, there are a few possible causes behind the problem. Although some of these causes are easy do-it-yourself fixes, others will require the assistance of . Any time you’re dealing with electricity, it’s important to be careful and get assistance...

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The Top 10 Causes of Power Outages and What You Can Do About Them

November 19, 2022

A power outage can be a major inconvenience. Not only does it leave you in the dark, but it can also disrupt your daily routine and cause lost productivity. While it’s frustrating, power outages sometimes occur for various reasons. There are some things you can do to help minimize their occurrence in your home, although you can’t prevent every outage from happening. This blog post discusses the top 10 causes of power outages, what you can do to prevent them, and how you can be prepared for the outages that inevitably will occur. 1. Severe Weather Conditions Severe weather conditions,...

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Guide to Extinguishing an Electrical Fire

November 10, 2022

There are few things that can cause as much destruction to a home as an electrical fire. Since many electrical fires start inside walls, an electrical fire can get out of control before you realize there’s a fire at all. Fortunately, if an electrical fire happens, you’re not powerless. Other than calling 9-1-1, there are a few things you can do to help stop small electrical fires in their tracks. Here are a few tips that the pros at want you to have to be sure you’re prepared if an electrical fire happens in your home. Don’t Use Water When...

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Why Invest in a Standby Generator?

October 18, 2022

Whenever you are in your home, you need the comfort of a constant power supply that assures you of the proper functioning of all your home’s systems. Many people enjoy the lighting, AC, heating, and other comfort facilities that come with the availability of electricity. However, you need to prepare for shortages and blackouts by investing in a standby generator. At [company name], we offer the best generators in Seattle and the nearby areas for those unexpected times. Here’s what you need to know about our standby generators. Which Generators Are Available? We have two main types of generators: standby...

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Does Your Smoke Detector Detect Carbon Monoxide Gas Too?

October 18, 2022

Every home in Seattle, Washington is required to have both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in place. Whether you’re renting your home or have recently purchased existing construction, it’s important to take stock of these devices and verify their functionality. Some carbon monoxide detectors are separate, standalone units. Others have a handy, combination design that allows them to detect both smoke and CO gas. Following are several tips to help you determine what each device is and does, and how often it needs to be refreshed or replaced. Placement Is of the Utmost Importance With CO Detectors Carbon...

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10 Different Types of Lightbulbs

September 19, 2022

Lightbulbs are an essential part of our lives, and understanding how they work can help us to use them more efficiently. The bulbs produce light by passing an electric current through a metal filament. The filament’s resistance to the current causes it to heat up, creating light. There are many different types of lightbulbs to choose from, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. 1. Incandescent Incandescent lightbulbs are the most traditional type of lightbulb. The bulbs pass electricity through a filament, which heats up and emits light. Pros Incandescent bulbs produce a warm, inviting light that is easy on...

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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Light Bulbs

September 13, 2022

Smart home technology is truly starting to take off. More and more homeowners are opting for the convenience offered by things like smart doorbells and locks, smart thermostats and other home automation technology. You can even find smart refrigerators and ovens. Today we’re going to focus on smart light bulbs so that you can understand what they are, how they work and the benefits that they provide. What Is a Smart Light Bulb? Smart light bulbs are similar to any other LED bulb. The difference is that smart light bulbs have built-in connective technology that allows you to control them...

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11 Things to Do During a Summer Power Outage

August 17, 2022

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s common for wild and unpredictable storms to knock out power for days or weeks at a time. Not only is this a major inconvenience, but it can also cause serious health and safety issues. The intense heat of summer can lead to dehydration, heat stroke, and even death. Navigating your home in pitch black can also lead to its own set of hazards and injuries. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to stay safe, healthy, and relatively comfortable during a power outage. Here at of Seattle, we’ve been through plenty of outages...

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