Smart homes are no longer a thing of the future. They're today's reality. We have gone far beyond smart thermostats, lights, and door locks you can control from the other side of the house or the other side of the world. Smart appliances can revolutionize your kitchen and laundry room, but are they worth the hype?
When you can't reach the nearest outlet, extension cords can be a blessing. Misused, however, they can also be a safety hazard. Using extension cords as intended is the single best way to reduce your risk of fire or electrical shock. Most people don't know the ins and outs of safe use, though. Before reaching for the nearest cord in a junk drawer, it's best to familiarize yourself with some basic safety rules.
Topics: Electrical safety
As the holiday decorating season approaches, do you feel the urge to festoon your home with lights? Is a shortage of electrical outlets the only thing standing between you and your colorfully lit dreams? Adding strategically placed outdoor electrical outlets can change your outdoor living game all year round.
Topics: Exterior lighting