How to Address Electrical Emergencies in Your Home

January 4, 2022

Electrical systems can last between 25 and 40 years. But during its lifetime, you may experience multiple faults. If you encounter electrical emergencies, timely action can prevent electrocution and fires. But you need to identify the issue before it can trigger hazards. Here are the top five emergencies you should look out for in your home. What to Do When There Is a Power Outage You may experience a power outage in your Seattle home due to several reasons. Extreme weather characterized by storms is often responsible for most electrical interruptions. Lighting tends to affect power lines which may disrupt...

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How to Reduce Electrical Bills This Holiday Season

December 20, 2021

People always look forward to the holiday season, but many don’t realize that this is also one of the most expensive times of the year. If you’re looking for a way to save money on your electric bill during this holiday season, then keep reading. In this article, we’ll go over some simple ways that you can cut back and decrease your monthly expenses. Use LED Bulbs One of the easiest ways to save money on your electricity bill is to use LED bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. These days, you can buy a four-pack of LED bulbs for less...

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Common Electrical Myths

December 6, 2021

We use electricity every day, but only a few people understand how it works. As a result, there are many common myths and misconceptions about electricity. Unfortunately, ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to electricity because it can be dangerous if handled inappropriately. That’s why it’s crucial to debunk myths about electricity to keep your family and home safe. Here are some common household electrical myths. 1. Rubber Objects Are Good Insulators Rubber is an insulator, meaning it doesn’t conduct electricity naturally. As a result, many people believe that wearing rubber gloves or shoes will protect them when handling live...

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Why Do My Lights Flicker?

November 17, 2021

Are the lights in your home flickering? Sometimes it is a minor issue that you can solve by securing the bulb in its socket. But it could also be a sign of a fault in your electrical system. Here are some of the reasons why the bulb is flickering. Wrong Bulb Fitting or Defective Switch If your lights are flickering, it could be due to a loose-fitting bulb. When the bulb does not fit tightly into its socket, it receives a fluctuating current, which causes it to flicker. You can fix the problem by simply turning off the switch and...

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6 Extension Cord Safety Tips

November 3, 2021

Walk into any Seattle home and you’re almost certain to find an extension cord in use somewhere in the household. These tools help people get more power for appliances or devices when they don’t have enough outlet space. They’re used to help people extend the outdoor entertainment season in the Northwest by powering outdoor electric heaters. While extension cords are convenient, they must always be used with caution to prevent electrical shock or electrical fires. At , we take the safety of our customers in the Seattle area seriously. Here are some tips to help you use extension cords better...

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Selecting the Best Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

October 20, 2021

There are many reasons to choose energy-efficient light bulbs, not the least of which is that they can save you a lot of money. The average household spends $1,000 per year on electricity bills, and when you switch to energy-efficient bulbs, it will help reduce your monthly bill by 20%. How do you know what makes for an effective and efficient bulb with so many options out there? What Makes a Light Bulb Energy Efficient? There are a lot of factors that are considered before a light bulb is considered energy efficient. For starters, the light bulb should be able...

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How Can You Responsibly Recycle Electrical Wiring Waste?

October 5, 2021

Electrical wiring waste includes power and extension cords but also the wiring used in homes, vehicles and more. There are a number of important reasons to recycle these items. Such waste is generally not permitted at most landfills, and even when it is, it takes up valuable space that will not easily or soon be recovered. These items can also result in toxic substances when burned. Recycling wiring waste can actually save a significant amount of energy that can be used to power homes, power tools and vehicles. Wiring waste often contains resources, such as copper, that are valuable and...

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Tips for Testing Your Electrical Outlet and Troubleshooting Your Electrical Circuit

September 22, 2021

The electrical circuit is one of the most critical systems in a modern home. But as with other systems, it can break down, making it risky and inefficient. Statistics indicate there are more than 50,000 fires and 500 deaths resulting from electrical fires annually. Here is an outline of how to test a circuit and what to do when you spot electrical faults. Gather the Right Tools for Electrical Testing Before you begin testing, determine the tools you’ll need. You can utilize different types of devices to test the outlet. Some of the tools you can use include non-contact testers,...

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Shining Some Light on the Best Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

September 5, 2021

If you haven’t already made the switch to energy-efficient lighting from incandescent bulbs, you’re missing out on savings every month. Even if it’s only a few pennies each billing cycle, it can really add up. Light bulbs now also last for years instead of months and offer flexible lighting solutions that are both energy-efficient and cost-effective. offers residential and commercial electrical services throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound area, and we’re here to help you with all of your home lighting needs. Here’s some of the basic information you need to get started creating energy-efficient lighting solutions in your home....

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How To Install a Ceiling Fan

August 19, 2021

Since its invention in 1882, people around the world have used ceiling fans as a convenient way to cool rooms of their home. If you’re installing a ceiling fan in your home and don’t know what steps to take, it can become a frustrating and time-consuming hassle. Here are the steps you can take to get the job done right and save yourself the stress. Prepare the Space Before even purchasing the ceiling fan, you should know the approximate size of the room you’re installing it in. Make sure the fan can be securely anchored to an electric ceiling box...

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