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The Benefits of Replacing Old Light Fixtures

If you are like many homeowners, your home is a constant work in progress. Your desire to make your home uniquely yours is a constant endeavor. Unfortunately, there are many areas within your home you may overlook in an effort to make your home look appealing. In particular, some homeowners constantly overlook their old light fixtures.

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Plan Ahead: Wiring for Future Needs

As a homeowner you know where all your power outlets are and how many you have. Yet, every homeowner has found themselves looking for an outlet at some point in time. Whether it’s a new lamp that doesn’t have a convenient place to plug in, or whether a phone, tablet, or extra computer needs a place to charge batteries, you know how frustrating it can be when there simply aren’t enough outlets to do what you want to be done. With a little foresight and planning, solutions to such problems are available.

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Electrical Backups Before the Storm Hits

Although your regular power supply is proven to be a steady source of electricity for your home, it’s also known how a major storm can knock out your electrical connections on occasion. Typically, it’s only a short time of power outage for an evening or maybe an afternoon, so you go to bed early or take a much needed nap and the power is back on when you wake up. Two situations result in situations that aren’t so cute. One, you have work to do that can’t be postponed even though your power is off for a couple of hours. Secondly, when power is out for several days so you know you need to cook all the food you kept frozen, but can’t cook it because the power is out.

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How to Use Extra Outlets from Christmas Throughout the Year

If you’re a holiday enthusiast who loves to add lighting and decorations to celebrate, you’ve probably either added extra outlets or considered the possibility in order to accommodate the lighting you use at Christmas. Those same outlets can provide a valuable resource to your home throughout the year. Once installed, you’ll wonder why they weren’t there in the first place as you find additional reasons to use them.

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Did The Grinch Steal Your Power? Avoid Overload on Your Outlets and Breakers

Nothing is more Grinch-ey than having the power for your Christmas lights go out on Christmas Eve. What you have to consider is how you’re pushing extra electricity through your existing circuits which were designed for your daily electrical usage. The extra power you use to light Christmas decorations may not seem like much, but it may be just a bit more than your existing circuits were designed to handle. If you’re an enthusiast for holiday lighting and decorations, you may want to discuss your power needs with a professional electric contractor to assure your power needs are met.

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New Home Lighting and the Residential Electrician

When you buy a new home it typically comes with adequate lighting of a fairly generic style. If you’ve bought an older home, it likely has had lighting upgrades over the years that don’t suit your tastes. Either way, lighting upgrades are a relatively inexpensive way to change the décor of your house and make it feel like a personalized home. You’ll have the new lighting for years to come, so it’s worthwhile to take some time and consider what you’ll be happy with before starting the project.

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Proper Ceiling Fan Installation and Use

Ceiling fans are becoming the new standard instead of the old globe lighting fixtures available in every room of every home. Fans offer an advantage of cutting energy costs by circulating air in the room and reducing the workload of your heating and air conditioning unit. Although you may choose a particular ceiling fan according to your budget and design preferences, it needs to be properly installed in order to assure it functions as it is supposed to and is a safe device to have in your home.

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How Many Outlets Does Your Home Need?

The number of electric outlets in a home is often overlooked when making the purchase, but once you move in you’ll realize how important it is to have enough. Ideally in a new house the contractor and designer will have considered this factor, but it isn’t always the case. In older houses especially there don’t tend to be enough outlets for the amount of modern electronic devices commonly used.

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Architectural Beauty and Electrical Horror in a Century Old Home

Older houses have a charm and appeal for most homeowners. A hundred years ago, homes weren’t as modular as today’s building techniques but instead trim work, mantles and cabinetry were built according to the space available and the contractor’s ability. Antique carpentry can be a thing of beauty, but electri

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Kitchen Lighting Design Trends

Like other home design trends, kitchen lighting designs change over time. However, some aspects remain constant for the practical aspect of using the kitchen. You need light to perform kitchen tasks of cooking and cleaning, and it’s likely a gathering spot when you entertain company. The primary goal is to provide the light you need while maintaining an atmosphere you enjoy spending time in. A further goal is to maintain the value of the home, especially if you plan to move in the near future. Working lights are always necessary, nice looking lights that are stylishly new add appeal whether you plan to stay there or sell in the near future.

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