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Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Home Automation | Comments Off on Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Home automation has benefits for every season. When school is out and the weather gets warmer, things can get hectic around the house. Whether you’re worried about energy efficiency during the summer months or security when your kids are out of school, home automation systems can provide you with money-saving home operations and peace of mind. Family Safety and Home Automation Are your children home by themselves this summer while you are at work? Home automation is a great way to improve your home’s security system through alarms, locks, and even security cameras. You can use the app to receive notifications when one of you family members gets home...

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

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Home Automation | Comments Off on 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...

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Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Electricians | Comments Off on Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Updating your guest rooms probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list- until your guests are on their way and you haven’t been in there in months. Whether Mom’s coming from out of town, you have some extra space you want to turn into a rental, or you simply think your extra room could use some sprucing up, there are many quick and easy ways to update your guest space. Before your visitors arrive, consider these easy upgrades to improve your space and make their visit unforgettable.   Update your lighting If you infrequently use your guest room, you might be unaware of poor lighting quality, burnt out...

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6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Electricians | Comments Off on 6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

For many people, a gaming room is an afterthought. It’s an extra space added to the basement, attic, or garage. It often isn’t carefully planned from the ground up, but for avid gamers everywhere, it should be. From investing in proper wiring and professionally built electrical systems, to installing vintage gaming systems and gaming tables, there are plenty of ways to make your gaming room a must-visit space in your home. Game Tables, Dart Boards, and More   Nothing says gaming room like a massive pool table or an air hockey table. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a top-notch gaming room. Craigslist and similar websites...

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4 Easy Options for Eco-Friendly Christmas Lights This Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Lighting | Comments Off on 4 Easy Options for Eco-Friendly Christmas Lights This Holiday Season

4 Easy Options for Eco-Friendly Christmas Lights This Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner. Between lights on the house and tree, multiple trips to and from the airport, and gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, your spending and environmental impact keeps going up while the numbers in your bank account keep doing down. Reduce your electric bill and give Mother Earth a present this Christmas: make some of these small changes and opt for eco-friendly Christmas lights.  1. Replace that old string of lights that’s missing half the bulbs anyway Choose LED lights instead of incandescents for your house and tree Light Emitted Diode (LED) lights use only one tenth of the amount of electricity...

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8 Common Household Problems That Require a Professional Electrician

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Electricians | Comments Off on 8 Common Household Problems That Require a Professional Electrician

8 Common Household Problems That Require a Professional Electrician

Anybody who has ever gone without electricity for a solid amount of time, whether it’s been due to a power outage or a recent move with a late electrical set up, comes to realize exactly how much we use electricity in our daily lives. Whether it’s for a cellphone, computer, microwave, television, or just generally turning on the lights, we greatly feel its absence. You want to make sure that your electricity is always running smoothly in your home, so be sure to call a professional electrician if any one of these common problems happen to you. Flickering Lights: If your lights are flickering, the first thing you should...

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What’s the Difference Between an Electrician and a Handyman?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Electricians | Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between an Electrician and a Handyman?

What’s the Difference Between an Electrician and a Handyman?

The average homeowner would have a difficult time telling the difference between a handyman and an electrician. After all, isn’t a handyman someone with expertise that you call when you need help with home repairs or a remodeling project? Doesn’t that mean that an electrician is a handyman with extra knowledge or skills in the particular area of electricity and wiring? While the first answer is yes, the second is a resounding “no.” If you want to know what the real difference is, keep reading, and prepare to be surprised. What’s a Handyman, After All? A handyman is any professional (of any gender, not just men) who perform physical...

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How to Tell When It’s Time to Call the Electrician

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Electricians | Comments Off on How to Tell When It’s Time to Call the Electrician

Most real estate investors who are trying to repair and then flip homes do their best to keep costs low. No matter how handy you are, there comes a point in any home remodel or expansion project where it makes sense to call in the professionals. This is especially true with regard to safety critical systems, such as the electrical system of an investment property. Don’t gamble with the safety of workers or future inhabitants; call an electrician immediately if you have any of the below issues! Damaged Wires If you know from inspection or your own visual perusal of the property that the wiring is visibly aged or...

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Beat the Heat with a Repurposed Garage or Basement!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Electricians | 0 comments

Beat the Heat with a Repurposed Garage or Basement!

Summer heat is upon us! Regardless of whether you live in an area that’s humid or dry, the increasing temperatures are sure to increase irritation, create tension in interpersonal relationships, and leave many feeling like they are trapped in their house just to avoid being fried alive. Don’t let the heat get you down! This summer is also the perfect time to turn your unused basement or garage into your dream (hu)man cave, or diva den, a space where you can escape the little irritations of daily life and engage in your favorite pastimes without anyone else interfering! There are some basic ways to begin getting your space ready...

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DIY vs. Handyman vs. Electrician: Comparing Your Options

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Electricians | 0 comments

DIY vs. Handyman vs. Electrician: Comparing Your Options

No matter the scale or scope of your home improvement project, there’s always a lingering question left to DIYers: What about the wiring? Electrical work gives many people pause because of the danger involved – and rightfully so. Nearly 50,000 structural fires in 2011 reportedly involved electrical failure or malfunction as a contributing factor to ignition, leading to over 400 deaths and almost 1,500 injuries. Furthermore, the cost of the damage approached $1.5 billion – not a figure to shy away from. Despite these statistics, many Americans feel compelled to fix or build things themselves. It’s a noble, yet sometimes misguided attribute. Before you decide to throw in the...

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