Electrical Work, Featured Image, Reviews, Smart Home / 02.04.2019

In order to turn your home into a smart home, you need to upgrade all your wiring and electrical systems so your lamps and appliances can be controlled remotely. Doing so usually necessitates hiring a professional to replace all your outlets with smart in-wall outlets. A smart outlet is a plug that you can connect to your traditional power outlets to turn them “smart” and integrate them into your smart home network. Doing so allows you to remotely control all your outlets, thereby allowing you to remotely turn all...

Electrical Work, Featured Image, Ligthing, Reviews / 24.03.2019

Do you want to be able to turn your lights on or off remotely from your smartphone? To control the lights just with your voice? Or be able to control the lights from your bed while you’re going to sleep? If so, you should consider smartening up your dimmers and switches. Smart dimmers and light switches can do all that and so much more, making your lives a whole lot more convenient. Furthermore, they can also automatically dim the lights so that you can set a mood or prevent...

Bathroom, Electrical Work / 13.06.2018

Bathrooms are unique in the home when it comes to electrical service. By nature, bathrooms are damp environments and water and electricity make poor bedfellows. Considerations for Bathroom Electrical Circuits Like all home electrical work, it’s important to consult with the local building code before beginning to wire a home bathroom. Building codes vary by area but some things are common. For instance, it is generally a requirement that the electrical receptacles be on one circuit and the exhaust fan and the light fixtures be on another. As with other rooms,...

Electrical Work / 12.06.2018

An intimidating job for those who have yet to tackle it, but it is really a straightforward task if the proper tools, techniques, and safety rules are in place. Safety First The number one rule for working on electrical switches, lights, or other fixtures, is to turn off the electrical power to the devise. And not only turning it off but verifying that the power is in fact isolated by trying it out after the power is off. The safest method for isolating electrical power to any type of circuit...

DIY, Electrical Work / 13.12.2017

There are several systems that operate together to make your homework. The major household systems are heating (with or without central air conditioning), plumbing and the electrical service. Each system has its own possible problems and dangers when you use it or work on it, so be aware of the safety. But, I believe that the electrical system has the potential of being the most dangerous, especially in older homes with services that have not been upgraded in recent years. Finding the Limits of Your Electrical Services The first thing...