Are Power Generators a Good Investment? What to Consider.

Are Power Generators a Good Investment? What to Consider.

In Southern Nevada, the incidence of power outages are less common than they are in the tornado-prone Mid-West or the hurricane-vulnerable East and West coasts. That said, if you own a business that caters to the public, the last thing you need is a power outage,...
Tips for Stopping Rodents from Chewing on Electrical Wires

Tips for Stopping Rodents from Chewing on Electrical Wires

The thought of having rodents running wild in your home while you sleep is abhorrent to nearly everyone. They multiply quickly and spread disease through the droppings they leave everywhere they go. As is that weren’t reason enough to want to eradicate them,...
Basic Safety Guidelines for Using Power Strips

Basic Safety Guidelines for Using Power Strips

If you’re like most people, you need to power more than one electrical device at a time, so you use a power strip. Also known as power taps, power strips are lengths of electrical sockets that are designed for powering multiple appliances. Unfortunately, many people...
21st Century Electrical Upgrades: USB Charging Ports

21st Century Electrical Upgrades: USB Charging Ports

These days everybody in the family has a “device” — whether it’s a smart phone, a tablet or a laptop — and regularly charging our devices has become as much a part of life as brushing our teeth or cooking dinner. As a result, USB ports...
Ways To Reduce Your Summer Power Bill

Ways To Reduce Your Summer Power Bill

According to the National Weather Service, the average high temperature last summer in Las Vegas was 99 degrees in June, 104 degrees in July, 102 in August and 94 in September—but that’s only half the story.  There’s also the number of days which reached at least 100...
Electric Vehicles (EV’s) – Are They Worth It?

Electric Vehicles (EV’s) – Are They Worth It?

In 2015, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) passed a major milestone, with the number of such vehicles surpassing the 1 million mark worldwide.  Almost half of those new vehicles (477,000) were manufactured in the previous year.  Three countries—the United States, the...
Common Electrical Problems in Older Las Vegas Homes

Common Electrical Problems in Older Las Vegas Homes

When it comes to keeping your house up to date, most features in need of repair or renovation are visible, and therefore you know when the work is necessary; shingles may be missing from the roof, paint may be scuffed or chipping on the walls, watermarks may be...
How a Commercial Electrician Can Save Your Business Money

How a Commercial Electrician Can Save Your Business Money

With energy savings, efficiency, maintenance and back up / power redundancy, many businesses actually have the opportunity to save money with the help of a licensed electrician. Below are six ways a commercial electrician like Penny Electric can help acheive this...