Does a whole house generator add value to your home?

January 10, 2021

Adding value to your property is a great way to get a return on your investment when you decide to sell your Seattle home. Some of the more common ways that people add value is with renovations, landscaping, and additions, but you can also see a greater return when you install a whole-home generator from . When most people think about buying generators, what comes to mind is an unattractive, noisy piece of equipment with limited power capacity. Whole-home generators are quiet and powerful enough to run your major appliances, lighting, and much more. The units are mounted outside your...

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How to Reset My Fuse Box

December 18, 2020

Your Seattle, WA, area home’s fuse box or circuit breaker is its electrical control panel. The fuse box or circuit breaker distributes the voltage delivered by the electricity company. It also contains the grounding wire. If a circuit or fuse trips or blows, it’s important to know what to do. If this problem happens repeatedly, it’s best to call an electrician to inspect the panel and investigate what’s making it cut the power to that portion of your home. What Is a Fuse Box? Homes that were built before 1960 may still have a fuse box. The box contains a...

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Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

December 8, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate your Seattle, WA, home. While all types of decorations are certainly special, what really sets them off are beautiful strings of lights. To ensure your holiday season is delightful instead of disastrous, though, it’s vital that you use your lights safely so electrical overloads or fires don’t occur. Here are a few ways we recommend keeping your holiday lighting in check. Assess Your Power Sources Before you begin stringing lights on your home or tree, it’s important to assess the...

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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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