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What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Lighting | Comments Off on What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

Flickering lights can be a huge pain in your home or office. Whether you’re trying to light up your home or keep your office bright during work hours, flickering lights can be distracting, waste electricity, cause headaches, and a number of other issues. If you have flickering and dimming lights in your house or office, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know about this common issue, and what to do if your lights start to flicker. Single Flickering Light Bulb Light Bulbs that aren’t screwed in tightly or those that are reaching the end of their lifespan can tend to flicker. Some types of...

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Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Lighting Systems | Comments Off on Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Are you moving into a new building, or building the first brick and mortar location for your business? Is so, there are a few dozen boatloads of compliance laws you’ll need to meet. We’ll take a bit of that load off your shoulders for you with explaining what you need, and where to reference for official needs, for your exit signage. These compliance codes are all available at the source from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. So, what are the precise requirements for exit signs and where they need to be? To begin: “General.” In every building or structure exits shall be so arranged and maintained as...

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Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Electricians | Comments Off on 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 It may be that your electrical system is outdated or perhaps you tried your hand at an electrical project yourself.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...

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Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Home Automation | Comments Off on Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Preparing For Vacation Absence With Home Automation

Summer is here. Kids have just a few days left in school (if they’re not out already), and you may have a big vacation or even quick weekend getaway on your radar. When summer comes around, between childcare, projects at work, and everything else on your mind, being prepared for your vacation may seem like a pipe dream. If you fall into this category, there are many ways to prepare your home for your departure, and home automation may be your solution. Here are a few ways home automation can make preparing for vacation absence a little easier this summer. Home Automation For Security While You Are Away Security...

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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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Where to Start With Home Automation

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Home Automation | Comments Off on 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...

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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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Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Home Automation | Comments Off on Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

First things first, what is home automation? Home automation is the automatic control of household features and appliances. It brings all of the plugs, knobs, and switches in your home together so they can be controlled by one device. We’ve all forgotten to turn off the lights in the upstairs bathroom or left the coffee pot on when we’re rushing out the door. Home automation eliminates that; it enables you to save time and money by planning and controlling your home’s electronics and appliances. So how can it help lower my electric bill? The easiest way to lower your electrical bill is to use less electricity. From thermostats to...

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