My Old House has Fused Wiring. Do I Need to Update and Replace?

My Old House has Fused Wiring. Do I Need to Update and Replace?

Many older homes across the nation still operate electrically from the old screw-in or cartridge-type fuses. You know, the ones that either look like a small glass eye with a screw-in base or one of your grandfather’s shotgun shells? We have come a long way...
Four Signs You Need a Full House Rewire

Four Signs You Need a Full House Rewire

Electrical wiring is often designed to last long, so many people don’t think about it until something bad happens. Over time, electrical wires and insulation degrade, reducing their effectiveness and endangering your life and property. The U.S. Fire...
Space Heaters: Some Things to Consider

Space Heaters: Some Things to Consider

Space heaters are a way to heat a house or an apartment that offers no central heating system. They’re also used to supplement the heat provided by a heating system or fireplace that can’t keep up with winter’s lower temperatures. However, there are...
Is My Aluminum Home Wiring Safe?

Is My Aluminum Home Wiring Safe?

Prior to 1972, it was common to use aluminum wiring. Many older houses still have aluminum wiring, but because the practice has gone out of use, you might be questioning whether it is safe and whether you should replace it. In some cases, you may not even know your...
Teaching Your Children About the Dangers of Electricity

Teaching Your Children About the Dangers of Electricity

Electricity is definitely something that demands respect! …and since we are all aware of the potential dangers that can occur from its misuse, it is very important to begin teaching this respect of electricity to the very youngest members of our family as well....
Be Prepared For Any Electrical Emergency

Be Prepared For Any Electrical Emergency

Electrical fires at home account for about 51,000 fires each year, more than 500 deaths, nearly 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. Not preparing for an electrical fire can cost you your property, business, valuables, or life. It behooves you to be...
6 Ways to Protect Your Pets From Electrical Hazards

6 Ways to Protect Your Pets From Electrical Hazards

Electricity is among the biggest hazards in your home, particularly if you have pets. Just like the kids, pets don’t understand the threat posed by outlets, cables and electrical gadgets around the house. As pets are naturally curious, they may start to play or...
Edison Vs. Tesla: The War of Currents

Edison Vs. Tesla: The War of Currents

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were two innovators who became entangled in a war of currents in the late 1800s. Their race to develop an electrical system that would power the world centered around direct-current (DC) and alternating-current (AC).  Described as...