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Bay Window Seating: Finding Relaxation & Warmth With Electric Baseboard Heat

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Having a bay window seat in your home is a great way to find relaxation. You can use the window for a variety of activities, including reading, taking naps, or using a small device like a tablet or laptop computer. As you sit in the window and look to the outside world, you do not want to experience the same temperatures that are not comfortable to your home. If you’re looking for heating options at your bay window seat, then baseboard electric heat is one of your ideal options.…

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Get Wired! 5 Signs Your Home Is At Risk Of A Fire

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Owning a home can be challenging. From the actual purchase to cleaning and furnishing, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of becoming a homeowner. Mowing the lawn and repairing leaky faucets are obviously necessary, but your home’s electrical system may also require some maintenance. Considering that an estimated 51,000 house fires occur from electrical issues, ensuring your electrical wiring is in good, functional condition is imperative. If you are noticing one or more of these signs, your home may need new electrical wiring to reduce your risk of a deadly house fire.…

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Worried About Hidden Flaws In Your Foundation After A Series Of Earthquakes?

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If you’re like many long-time residents of California, Nevada, and other states in which a pan-rattling earthquake is no longer enough to wake you from a sound sleep, you may begin to wonder how these minor quakes are impacting your home’s foundation over time. Even for homes built with earthquakes in mind, repeated shocks and jolts to a reinforced foundation can lead to internal weaknesses that may not be detected even with a detailed home inspection.…

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Tips For Diagnosing Problems With Your Doorbell

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A doorbell is a simple system that many people don’t expect to go haywire. Since there are only a few parts to a doorbell system, including a bell, push button, and the transformer, it can be easy for the average homeowner to fix. If your doorbell isn’t working properly, or it isn’t working at all, there could be a number of issues with the system. Keep reading to learn how to diagnose problems with your doorbell.…

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Should You Add Smart Features During Your Next Remodel?

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Just about everyone has a computer in their pockets or purses these days. The next logical application for all that technology is in improving the efficiency of your home. If you are doing some remodeling, it may be tempting to add some of these features along with your remodel. Here are some things to think about if you are considering this route. There Aren’t Any Standards Much of the tech in your life only works because of standards for communication.…

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How an Electrical Energy Audit of Your Home Could Help You Cut Your Energy Bills

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If you are starting to wonder why your electric bills are much higher than they used to be, you may want to hire an electrician to perform an energy audit of your home. This is one of the best ways to find out where your electricity is going in your house, and this could be the first step in finding ways to save money on your energy bills. As an electrician performs this audit, he or she will inspect numerous parts of your home.…

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Halloween And Electricity: 4 Things You Should Know

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Halloween is supposed to scare people, but an electrical overload, fire, or injury is taking things a bit too far. Here are four important thoughts to take to heart before you juice up your holiday with atmospheric, electrically-powered sights and sounds. 1. Outdoor Lighting Can Cause Terror (for the Wrong Reasons) Halloween decorations can turn any home into a haunted house, starting with a fearsome exterior for party guests and trick-or-treaters.…

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Call In An Electrician Before You Install Any Solar Panels

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Solar panels just keep getting less and less expensive, and this is good news for homeowners. The cost of solar power is getting to be more in line with the cost of getting your power from the traditional grid, and tax incentives can even push this over the edge in some areas. However, before you get too excited, you should have a licensed electrician in to discuss what work will be required to get your shiny new panels working in harmony with the rest of your home.…

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How To Transform A Traditional Electrical Outlet Into A New USB-Ready Outlet

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Within the last decade the use of USB-powered charging cords has become nearly-universal for cellular phones and tablet computers. Formerly, you would need to attach your device to a battery charger, then plug it into a USB cord to gain charging access. Now, however, you can easily replace your current home’s outlets with “hybrid” outlets that combine both traditional 120 volt power and USB voltage for your use. This helps you eliminate the need for a “…

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Add Outlets To Your Home To Eliminate The Dangers Of Extension Cords

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Older homes often have numerous issues with the electricity they contain, and one of these issues is a shortage of outlets. Electrical codes now require that homes have outlets every six feet, but this code was not in place years ago. If your home does not have enough outlets, you might be using extension cords to power your devices. To eliminate the dangers of extension cord usage in your home, you may want to hire an electrician to add more outlets to your house.…

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