Hydroelectric Power – How The Hoover Dam Works

Hydroelectric Power – How The Hoover Dam Works

Most people who visit Las Vegas make it a point to make the 30 mile drive on Highway 93 East to get a firsthand look at one of the true engineering marvels in the U.S. — the Hoover Dam at Lake Mead. Even though the Hoover Dam is a major tourist draw, it’s...
The Most Common Electrical Hazards in Las Vegas

The Most Common Electrical Hazards in Las Vegas

We residents of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada may not have to worry about snow or ice storms cutting power to our homes, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to electrical problems that can be dangerous, and even life-threatening! Some of these are...
The Cost of Solar in Nevada: Things to Consider

The Cost of Solar in Nevada: Things to Consider

2016 was a stellar year for the U.S. solar industry. The market doubled from the previous year and solar added more electric generating capacity than any other type of energy. This was a first and a sign of what is to come. Experts predict the U.S. solar market will...
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...