Tips from Wilcox Electric

Why You Should Replace That Old Electrical Panel Now

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Aug 8, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Do you have the right sized panel for your electrical needs? A safe home starts with a panel that supports your electricity usage. Updating and/or upgrading adds to your electrical home safety.

If your home is older – built before 1990 – or has not had an electrical upgrade since then, you may have a split bus panel that is not safe. Federal Pacific split bus electrical panels lost their UL rating about 25 years ago, due to a high failure rate in the effectiveness of its panel breakers.  If you own one, it needs to be replaced immediate

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Topics: Electrical panel upgrades

How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in a Smart Home

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jul 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Many homeowners have questions about digital privacy in a smart home. After all, it’s not uncommon to see a story about your apps spying on you or Alexa listening in on your conversations. According to a survey done by PC Magazine, privacy topped consumer’s concerns about having a smart home. But before you decide to forgo the convenience, take some simple steps to safeguard your security and privacy in a connected home.

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Topics: Smart home, Digital privacy

What Should I Know About Energy Efficient Appliances?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jul 18, 2019 6:08:43 PM

One of the most effective ways to reduce your energy bill is to replace old appliances with energy-efficient models. However, anyone who has visited an appliance store knows the selection is vast and often overwhelming. You will probably ask, "Where do I begin?"

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Topics: Energy usage, Energy efficient appliances

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