Be Prepared For Severe Storms

Severe storms strike most likely from April to July. Long before storm season sets in, you should prepare for a storm, and know how to stay safe. Download Storm Prepardness ChecklistStorm – http://www.safeelectricity.org/docs/word/News%20Releases/Storm%20Preparedness%20Kit%20Check%20List.pdf Before the storm: Assemble a kit of essentials, like water, battery-operated flashlights and...
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How to Replace a Porch Light with a Security Light

Replacing your porch light with a security light is an easy afternoon project. Outdoor security lights use infrared or microwave sensors to light up whenever someone or something passes within a certain range. Use them to safeguard your house without the expense and inconvenience of leaving a harsh light glaring all night. You wire a security light just like an indoor ceiling or wall fixture. To...
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ECA slams misguided fears over energy-saving lightbulbs and urges Brits to avoid panic buying

As the European Union flicks the switch on traditional lightbulb sales, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) allays the rise in fears surrounding phasing out the lamps which started on 1st September 2009. In Germany, people have been stockpiling traditional lightbulbs ahead of the ban, with sales of conventional incandescent lamps up 34 per cent in the first six months of this...
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Top 10 Rules for Electric Safety for Kids

To play it safe around your home, just remember the rules for using electricity the right way. 1. DON’T plug a bunch of stuff into one outlet or extension cord. It could damage the electrical system in your house or even cause a fire. 2. Make sure all electric cords are tucked away, neat and tidy. Pets might chew on electrical cords, and people might trip and fall. 3. DON’T ever...
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How to Replace a Ceiling Fixture

Most homeowners will need to replace a ceiling fixture at some point. Knowing how to properly replace a ceiling fixture can save on electrician’s fees. Residential ceiling fixtures come in many different shapes, and there are many ways to attach them to the ceiling. Ceiling fixtures hang by two screws that attach the fixture base to the outlet box or to a mounting strap in the outlet box. No...
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How to install an automatic garage door opener

How to install an automatic garage door opener If you’re tired of getting out of the car in all weathers to open your garage door, we have the solution! Install an automated system to open the garage with a click of a button. Really, it’s all about convenience. When it’s raining or the sprinkler is watering the driveway, pressing a button is so much easier that getting in and out of...
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