According to statistics gathered by the National Fire Protection Association between 2009 and 2013, fires caused by heating equipment account for 16 percent of all reported house fires during that period. House fires are easily avoidable but only if the proper precautions are taken to prevent those fires from happening.
Close attention should be paid to your electric baseboard heater. A popular alternative to traditional electric and natural gas-powered furnaces, these devices can easily become fire hazards if they’re not used or cared for properly. As with any other electric heating system, safety should always be a primary concern when it comes to operating electric baseboards. Here are a few best practices to consider when it comes to using and maintaining your electric baseboard heater.
Use the Proper Gauge of Wiring During Installation
When wiring a new electric baseboard heater to your home’s existing electrical system, it’s important to use …Read More
Working second shift on a consistent basis can take some adjusting, and one of the biggest adjustment is to the time you arrive home. When getting out of work anywhere from midnight to 2 AM, you will likely find yourself in the pitch black, as opposed to arriving home while there’s still daylight. As you go through home routines and relax before getting some sleep, you most likely want to have plenty of illumination in your home. Installing some new light features in your home is an ideal way to ensure you have enough illumination and are not always traveling around in the dark after each shift. By hiring the services of an electrician, such as Skyline Electric, Inc., there are multiple lighting upgrades you can get installed in your home. Choosing the various upgrades depends on your home layout and the preferences that you seek.
Automatic Light Sensors…Read More
A backup generator is a serious investment, but not one that is out of reach for the average homeowner. The real question is, is it worth your hard-earned money or not? There are a few reasons to purchase one. Consider whether or not you fit into one of these categories if you are thinking about purchasing a generator.
The Power In Your Area Isn’t Reliable
More and more of daily life requires electricity, so when the power goes out, many items in your home will stop working. In most places, the power grid is relatively stable and outages are rare. Small surge protectors and battery backups are sufficient for the occasional issue. However, if you live in a remote location, the grid may be far less reliable, and you may be on your own if you want to be able to make use of your electronics when conditions are less …Read More
As part of a service plan, your electrician or electrical service company may offer residential electrical safety inspections. An electrical safety inspection is important if you’re purchasing a new house, have made major renovations or if you live in an older home that was built several decades ago. Because there are many components that make up your home’s electrical system, your safety inspection will include several key aspects. If you’ve never had this service performed before, or if you are unfamiliar of what it involves, the following is a short list of what to expect from this service:
1. Identification of Shock/Electrocution Hazards in Your Home
During your home electrical safety inspection, your electrician and/or inspector may check for hazards that may pose an electrical shock or electrocution risk. Some of the warning signs that may spell trouble include the following:
Damaged extension cords and electrical wires: During this inspection,
When it comes to protecting your household, one of the primary things that you should be concerned about is ensuring that your home is safe from electrical fires. Electrical fires are started in over 25,000 homes each year across the nation and claim up to 280 lives every year. There are numerous ways in which you can protect your home from the tragedy of an electrical fire. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about four specific and pointed ways to prevent an electrical fire from occurring in your home.
Inspect Electrical Wiring
If you live in an older home, it is imperative that you have your home inspected by a licensed electrician. Electrical wiring is not something that should be considered a permanent element of your home. If your home is a century old or older, it needs to have its wiring inspected, and most likely, …Read More
Chandeliers are found in various parts of the home today. They frequent formal and casual dining rooms, vaulted ceilings in main living areas, and even luxurious bathtubs in the master suite. But before they can make their showing, an electrician needs to come in and do some work. In fact, whether you are installing your first chandelier or replacing your old one, you need the expertise of an electrician. A few reasons why are detailed below.
Electricians Wire or Re-Wire Rooms
One of the main duties of an electrician is to wire homes for electricity. If you are putting your chandelier in an area that hasn’t been wired for lights at all, the electrician has a lot of work to do so that your chandelier will work once installed. If, however, you have existing wiring, an electrician will still inspect the area to make sure the wiring meets current building …Read More