What to Do If an Appliance Continuously Blows a Fuse

October 20, 2020

Most people have had an experience with a blown fuse at one time. If you are a homeowner with older wiring in particular, blown fuses may be a common occurrence. There are many reasons why an appliance continuously blows a fuse in your home. From dealing with a one-time issue to permanently upgrading your system, there are a lot of ways to handle a blown fuse. What Is a Blown Fuse? Today most homeowners have had old fuse boxes or fuse panels replaced by more modern electrical panels that contain circuit breakers. The expression “a blown fuse” is used to...

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AMPs, Watts, and Volts: A Guide to Measuring Power

September 20, 2020

Whether you’re making some home upgrades or wondering why your electricity bill is sky-high, it’s important to know how electrical power is measured. Different appliances may have different energy measurements listed, and understanding what they mean can be a challenge. At , we want to help you out by offering this guide to measuring power, which includes common electrical units and tips on how electrical companies track your electricity usage. Joule A joule is a unit of energy. It was named after James Prescott Joule. One joule is equal to 1 kilogram multiplied by 1 meter squared multiplied by 1...

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How To Save Money on Your Electric Bill While Working at Home

September 10, 2020

Working from home might seem like a great alternative to stressful commutes and in-office schedules. However, after a few months of working from home, you may notice that your electric bill is slowly rising. Understanding why your electric bill increases when you stay at home all day will help you fix the problem. Here are some tips for lowering your electricity while working at home. Light Your Office With Natural Light When setting up a home office, look for an area with plenty of natural light. Sunny rooms on the southern or western side of your home tend to provide...

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Is Your Home Electrical System Up To Code?

August 15, 2020

Electrical fires are a leading cause of home damage in the United States. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, there are about 51,000 electrical fires in homes every year. These fires cause more than $1.3 billion in property damage, 1,400 injuries and 500 deaths each year. Whether you’re buying a home, making some upgrades to your existing home or simply wondering about home safety, you may be curious as to whether or not your home’s electrical system is up to code. Read on to learn more about what electrical codes are, how you can find out if yours meets...

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5 Tips For Generator Maintenance

August 1, 2020

A backup generator is a wise investment that will protect you against a power outage in your Seattle neighborhood. If all goes well, you are not going to use it too often. Since the generator is often used sparsely, it is easy to forget about it and its necessary maintenance. You do, however, need to check on it at regular intervals. The team from can walk you through generator maintenance and complete a tune-up for you. Here are five generator maintenance tips to help you stay informed and be sure your generator stays at the ready. Why Maintenance Is Important...

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Should I Have My Generator Inspected?

July 20, 2020

The reason why you probably purchased a generator for your home is to have a backup power source if the electricity ever goes out. This means that the generator has to be ready to go in what will often be a surprise and unpredictable situation in Seattle, WA. There may never come a day when you need to use your generator, or it can be several months before you ever do. While the generator is sitting around, it could be losing battery power and gathering dust. So, you want to make sure that it remains in good shape even though...

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The Pros and Cons of LED Lights

July 10, 2020

When it comes to home lighting, you have several options at your disposal. There are four main types of bulbs you can pick from, and they include CFL, incandescent, halogen, and LED. Once you make a selection, you need to decide the best brightness based on lumens. Here in Seattle, WA, LED bulbs are becoming more popular. At , we have experience with lighting and can offer you our expert advice. Below are some pros and cons of LED lights to keep in mind. Pro: Long Lifespan An LED light bulb has the longest lifespan of all the bulb options....

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The Best Lighting Types and Arrangements for Your Bedroom

June 20, 2020

Customizing your bedroom is one of the most exciting parts of being a homeowner. There are so many customizations out there that will give your bedroom a personal touch. One trend over the past few years has been decorative lighting that gives the room a magical feel. These lights come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can string them on the ceiling and walls as you wish, and some lights are even great for the floor. Let’s take a look at the best lighting types and arrangements for your bedroom. 1. Ambient Lighting Ambient lighting is the...

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7 Tips for Reducing Your Home Energy Usage

June 2, 2020

Everyone likes to save money. Some areas of expense cannot be easily adjusted, such as your garbage pickup fee or your medical copays. However, there are also many areas in which you can save money by reducing your energy usage. Many things that are fun or add ease and comfort inside your home take energy to run, but the amount of needed energy is based on actual use. By reducing energy usage, you can reduce costs. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can lessen your energy consumption in your home by careful forethought and planning. 1. Switching off...

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Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

May 20, 2020

Your home’s circuit breaker is essentially a big electrical switch. Its purpose is to interrupt the flow of electricity if a fault is detected. If one of the circuits trips once in a while, this is usually not a cause for concern. However, if the same circuit or the whole breaker keeps tripping, there could be a serious problem. Here are some of the top reasons why your circuit breaker may keep tripping. Short Circuit A short circuit is the result of a hot wire coming into contact with a neutral wire. It’s a dangerous situation because a large amount...

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