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Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Electricians |

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

When the electrical system in your home or business is not installed, maintained or updated as it should be, you may find yourself facing fines for violating the electrical code. It may be that your electrical system is outdated or perhaps you tried your hand at an electrical project yourself. When violations do occur, your home and family are at risk. Below, you will find some of the more common electrical code violations that occur and why it is so important to have a professional, licensed electrician complete such projects in your home. Cramming too many wires into a 7/8-inch hole It’s a common temptation to shove four or five wires into a 7/8-inch hole. However, overcrowding of the wires can cause “burning.” This is wire damaged caused when another wire tears the insulation off when it’s dragged across it. It’s easy for burned wires to go undetected, which will increase your risk of fire because of exposed conductors. Violation correction: There should never be more than three wires...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Home Automation |

Where to Start With Home Automation

Where to Start With Home Automation

“Home automation” is a buzzword we hear a lot these days. From lights that come on when you snap your fingers to energy saving climate control solutions, home automation technology is a great way to upgrade your home, lower your electricity bill, and make your life a whole lot easier. If you’re interested in learning more about smart home technology or aren’t sure where to begin, here are a few things to know and tips to getting started with home automation. What is home automation? First things first, before you can implement home automation, you need to know what it is. Essentially, home automation means connecting control of electronic household features and appliances.  This can include any locks and gates, appliances, climate control systems, lighting and more. While this technology used to be thought of as a super advanced thing of the future, these days nearly 30 percent of homes have some form of smart home technology. Where can it be implemented? Home automation can be implemented anywhere in...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Home Automation |

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

Home Automation may sound like a high tech thing of the future, but these days it’s a top notch service readily available for homes everywhere. Home automation is a system that connects and integrates electronics in your home into one device, so you don’t have to worry about turning off and on switches and power nobs. If you’re curious about home automation but are unsure how it will benefit your home, here are a few rooms in your house you might not have known can benefit from home automation. Kitchen With all of the appliances in your kitchen, it’s an area in your home that uses a lot of energy. Ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and other kitchen appliances contribute to your electrical bill, and refrigerators cost the average American household $95 per year. Using home automation can help reduce this electricity consumption by timing out certain appliances over time and other control features. It can also give you peace of mind by knowing you can turn off the oven or...

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