Air conditioning systems are the number one most-used appliances by homes in the summer. The intense heat of this season is reason enough to keep your AC unit running all day long, but while you no doubt enjoy the cool comfort of your air conditioner, it’s important to keep in mind that excessive use can […]
Electrical systems are more or less the same as most other systems in your home in that they need periodic routine maintenance to make sure they stay in good shape. But unlike roof leaks or plumbing problems, residential electrical repair jobs are far more dangerous. If left unresolved, problems with your wiring, connections and appliances […]
Knob-and-tube wiring is the oldest residential type of electrical wiring. In spite of being “old school”, it is still present in many homes. Today’s appliances, though, put an enormous strain on this old wiring. Bailey & Shipp, licensed residential electricians, describes knob-and-tube wiring. We’ll also explain when it’s time to replace it.
Part of renovating or building a new home is planning where to place your electrical outlets. Poorly placed outlets can result in you having to use extension cords, or worse, ending up with useless outlets that are blocked by furniture or other objects.
Power surges can damage electronics and appliances, especially those with smaller and more sensitive components like computers and microwaves. In some cases, a power surge can even cause structural fires. Installing Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) is essential to protecting your devices from sudden increases in voltage.