EV Charger Installation in Raleigh: 5 Ways to Save Money

September 27, 2022
EV charger installation in Raleigh

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
More homeowners are choosing home improvement projects over moving

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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Why You Need a Standby Generator This Summer

July 22, 2021
why you need a standby generator this summer

Summer, especially in North Carolina, is a time of intense heat. Add the uncomfortable humidity our area is known for into the mix and it’s a recipe for disaster. While having strong, reliable air conditioning will make life more comfortable, there will be times where it stops working if utility...

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10 Common Electrical Problems You Should Know About

July 8, 2021

Your home is the place you should feel the safest and most comfortable. Unfortunately, every homeowner will experience electrical problems at one point or another. While many of the most common electrical problems are relatively harmless, some pose a huge safety risk. In an effort to keep your home as...

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Electrical Terminology You Need to Know For Your Home

June 23, 2021
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Is it common for your electrician to use electrical jargon that you don’t understand? Or do you find it tough to explain the electrical problem you’re facing at home or at work? Worry not! This article is just for you. In this blog, we are going to help you understand...

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How to Check For Bad Electrical Wiring

June 17, 2021
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When it comes to electrical safety, there are few things as crucial as electrical wiring that conform to safety standards. Faulty electrical wiring can pose many serious risks such as increasing the risk of an electrical fire, arc faults, power surges, and other serious problems. In the most serious cases,...

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5 Benefits of Installing a Dimmer Switch

May 25, 2021
5 Benefits of Installing a Dimmer Switch

  Installing a dimmer switch in your home has its share of advantages. Dimmer switches are straightforward electrical devices used to control the brightness level of lighting. There are various reasons that homeowners decide to install a dimmer switch, ranging from the convenience of controlling their lighting to savings on...

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How to Improve Productivity When Working From Home

April 20, 2021
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In the last year, there’s been a huge transition to remote working. The pandemic has driven the majority of the American workforce to their homes on an everyday basis. What’s more, there’s been a lot of talk surrounding whether or not we can expect a “new normal” even after the...

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