Home Electrical Design: Exploring the Latest Trends

June 24, 2024
In the ever-evolving landscape of home improvement and technology integration, electrical design plays a pivotal role in shaping the functionality, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal of modern homes. Many homeowners view their homes as a sanctuary, a place where they can unwind, relax, and spend quality time with loved ones. A...
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Electrical Safety Tips for Spring 2024

March 4, 2024
In the tradition of spring cleaning, why not also take the time to clean up some of those bad habits that can lead to unnecessary electrical hazards. While National Electrical Safety Month isn’t technically until May, this is the perfect time to start discussing electrical safety tips for spring 2024. ...
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Why You Should Get a Whole House Electrical Inspection Before the Holidays

November 1, 2023
With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to book an appointment for a whole house electrical inspection. Ensuring that your home’s electrical system is functioning properly is important year round but now that fall is here, it is more important than ever. While you and your...
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The Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed Electrician

September 26, 2023
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires every year. It is also estimated that roughly $1.3 billion dollars in property damage is also caused by home electrical fires annually. In some cases, these electrical fires can be linked to shoddy work done...
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Incandescent Light Bulb Ban: Everything You Need to Know

August 7, 2023
A ban on incandescent light bulbs in the United States has been in the works for quite some time (with the first ruling issued as far back as 2007). Now, this ruling has been updated by the Biden administration and, as of August 1st, 2023, the sale of common incandescent...
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Can Attic Fan Installation Really Lower Your AC Bill?

May 31, 2023
The official start of summer is just around the corner, and with the return of the summer season comes warmer temperatures. For homeowners in Raleigh and surrounding areas, summer can mean brutally hot days. What’s more, added humidity can make these temperatures even more unbearable. Now is the time to...
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EV Charger Installation in Raleigh: 5 Ways to Save Money

September 27, 2022
Electric cars are on the rise. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were approximately 24,000 electric vehicles (including both plug-in hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles) registered in the state at the end of 2020. On a national level, sales for electric vehicles are expected to reach...
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A High Electric Bill: 5 Common Causes and Fixes

June 28, 2022
With electrical costs rising each and every year, it’s more important than ever to identify the common causes of your high electric bill. The use of energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances can help cut costs but sometimes unidentified, costly electrical problems can burn a hole in your pocket. If you...
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How to Replace a Light Switch

December 3, 2021
Due to the fact that light switches in our homes see so much use, it’s no surprise that they wear out and need replacing eventually. If you’ve noticed that a light switch in your home is loose, fails to control the light fixture, emits a buzzing or crackling noise, or...
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Electric Car Charging Installation: Everything You Need to Know

October 18, 2021
Last year, the global sales of electric cars rose by 43 percent to an astonishing total of 3.2 million according to an article by the BBC. Even more interestingly, this was despite the overall sale of cars declining by 1/5th during the pandemic. By 2025, 20 percent of all new...
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8 Reasons Your Outlet Isn’t Working

October 13, 2021
On the surface, the electrical outlets in your home may seem fairly straightforward. What lies under the surface, however, can be complicated. Many Raleigh homeowners don’t give much thought to the electrical outlets in their homes, but it’s an entirely different story when they stop working. Suddenly, there are plenty...
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Different Types of Circuit Breakers: Everything You Should Know

October 6, 2021
As one of the most important safety devices in your home, it pays to be knowledgeable about how your circuit breaker works. It’s also a good idea to know about the different types of circuit breakers you could install. Your home’s circuit breaker is an essential component of the safety...
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Is It Legal to DIY Electrical Work in North Carolina?

September 15, 2021
There are many DIYers out there who stand unafraid to pick up their toolbox and go to town on general home repairs, but find themselves wary of electrical work. When it comes to electrical work, this is a completely normal reaction. DIY electrical work can be challenging and complicated. For...
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An Overview of Knob and Tube Wiring

September 1, 2021
This article is a guest post supplied by ElectricalSchool.org. We thank them for their contribution. Knob and tube wiring was the standard for electrical wiring in homes built between the 1880s and 1940s. The system consists of copper wiring that passes through porcelain-protected tubes throughout holes drilled into support beams....
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Homeowners Are Choosing Home Improvement Projects Over Moving

August 4, 2021
In the wake of the pandemic, many homeowners have found themselves becoming more aware of faults in their living space. After all, the longer that you’re inside, the more your home’s flaws will catch your eye. If you have found yourself noticing things about your home that you would change,...
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