How to tell if a light switch is bad

How to tell if a light switch is bad Light switches seem to be one of those few home appliances that last forever – generally only getting replaced when style dictates. However, forever is a long time, and even though they’re durable, light switches will...
What is the electrical wiring color code?

What is the electrical wiring color code?

What is the electrical wiring color code? If you’ve ever looked behind a wall outlet you may have noticed there were a variety of electrical wire colors. These wire colors are not chosen at random, and each color indicates what sort of wire you’re looking at according...
Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping?

Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping?

Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping? Calling all homeowners! Maybe you’re in your first home – maybe your second, third, or even fourth – nevertheless, there are many questions that make up the handbook of homeownership. One of the main...
11 Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill in the Summer

11 Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill in the Summer

11 Tips to Lower Your Energy Bill in the Summer Summer is approaching and the majority of homeowners want to use less energy to lower their monthly utility bill while staying cool and comfortable. Many people aren’t aware of the main contributors to their high energy...
What Does the Energy Star Label Mean?

What Does the Energy Star Label Mean?

What Does the Energy Star Label Mean? Just about every homeowner wants to get the most out of their home’s appliances and save on energy bills, and many even want to help protect the planet from excessive energy use by lowering their carbon footprint. All three of...
9 Most Important Home Renovation Electrical Upgrades

9 Most Important Home Renovation Electrical Upgrades

9 Most Important Home Renovation Electrical Upgrades Whether you’re in the process of renovating your home or upgrading an older house, it might be beneficial to upgrade your electrical system. Not only will this provide increased functionality and usability, but it...
How Do Home Generators Work?

How Do Home Generators Work?

How Do Home Generators Work? Losing power to your home is a really uncomfortable experience. If a summer storm leaves you without electricity, you can’t do much against the hot Carolina days. Even worse, your food will spoil, and your phones will only last so long...
What Appliances Use the Most Electricity?

What Appliances Use the Most Electricity?

What Appliances Use the Most Electricity? The average person uses electricity every day, but we never really think about what appliances use the most electricity. Since your electric bill probably isn’t itemized, most people have no idea what the true cost is of...