We often associate power surges with lightning storms or downed power lines. However, the average home can experience small surges throughout the day, with 80% of them being generated internally every time large appliances are turned on and off. If they happen frequently, they can cause electronic items to deteriorate and shorten their lifespans.
Ceiling fans are great to have in your home. They can provide additional comfort during hot summer months and aid in proper circulation. They also work in conjunction with your HVAC system to keep you and your family in a comfortable environment year-round. Like most appliances, however, ceiling fans can develop issues, especially when they’re […]
If you live in a cold climate or have long, harsh winters, a space heater can be a godsend. A lot of people think this type of heater uses up too much electricity and are afraid it might drive up their utility bills, but this simply isn’t true. Ask any electrician and they’ll tell you that a […]
Light switches are one of the most benign and intuitive mechanical contrivances of modern life, and it’s hard to imagine a day going by without using at least one. But as with anything, it will only work correctly if it’s installed properly, and even then, repeated use can take its toll on the device. The […]
Upgrading to more “energy-efficient” appliances can make big changes in your power consumption (good changes, in this case, as evidenced by lower utility bills). This certainly makes a difference, but not as much as changing your actual power consumption habits.