How Much Surge Protection Do I Need?

All of your household electrical devices can benefit from having surge protection, but the amount you need varies by device. Click to learn just how much surge protection is appropriate for your home. 

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How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?

Considering electric car charger installation for your home? Learn how long it’ll take various types of at-home EV chargers to charge your vehicle’s battery.  

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4 Benefits of a Bath Exhaust Fan

Bathroom exhaust fan installation can go a long way toward protecting your home and health. Click to learn about the benefits you’ll enjoy when you replace an aging bathroom fan or have one installed for the first time.  

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How to Determine If Your Home Is Due for Electrical Outlet Replacement

Although they’re more necessary than ever in our modern age, many homeowners tend to overlook their electrical outlets and the importance of keeping them up to date. But that’s a major mistake, and one you definitely don’t want to make! Outdated outlets can damage your pricey electronics, overload your electrical system, and even spark a house fire, so it’s important to ensure yours are in excellent condition at all times.

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Code Compliance: What You Need to Know About Laundry Room & Outdoor Outlets

Do you know if your laundry room and outdoor receptacles are up to code? If not, you definitely should because in many homes, these electrical components are seriously outdated. Ensuring your wiring and receptacles comply with the National Electric Code is the best way to protect your home and family from an electrical fire. Furthermore, in the event you decide to sell your house, up-to-code-wiring can be an attractive selling point.

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3 Types of Electrical Service Panels That Must Be Upgraded

Do you own a home that was constructed between 1950 and 1990? Then it may still have an old electrical panel that was discontinued decades ago for safety reasons. Read on to learn about three types of old electrical panels that are now considered obsolete and hazardous and should be replaced immediately.

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Electrical System Basics Every Homeowner Should Know

Did you know electrical problems are the second leading cause behind house fires? Or that every year, electrical issues cause approximately 51,000 residential fires, almost 500 fatalities, and well over a billion dollars in combined property damage? Most of these fires are due to an inability to recognize potential household electrical hazards and as a result, a lack of proper system maintenance and necessary repairs.

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Dedicated Circuits: What They Are & How to Determine If You Need Them

Do the major appliances in your home run without a hitch? Or do you frequently trip breakers when you run too many things at once? If your circuit breakers seem to trip more often than you know is normal, there’s a good chance your home needs more dedicated circuits.

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5 Signs Your Outdated Electrical System Is Putting Your Safety at Risk

In most homes, properly installed electrical wiring, circuit panels, outlets, switches, and other electrical components will perform safely for at least a few decades. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case. Because an electrical system’s lifespan is heavily dependent on the quality of the installation and the materials that comprise it, some systems become outdated and faulty within a relatively short period.

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Should You Get Whole-House Surge Protection?

Voltage surges aren’t always easily detectable, especially when they’re not massive. But they occur far more frequently — up to 20 times a day in the average home — than most people realize. Unfortunately, they can do considerable damage to anything that’s plugged into any outlet in your home. That’s where whole-house surge protection is incredibly useful.

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