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Home Safety Resolutions for the New Year

The new year gives us a fresh start with being proactive about making our lives better. One way you can upgrade your life this year is by making sure your home is safe and sound. Electrical hazards around your home pose a serious threat to you and your family. Making resolutions to correct these issues can help you make this new year your best one yet. Here are home safety resolutions to consider for the new year.

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4 Potential Reasons Why Your Outlet Stopped Working

You go to plug in your phone charger or an appliance and discover an outlet is not working. The outlet was working the day before. Should you be worried? There is no need to panic just yet. Outlets can stop working for several reasons, including simple mechanical failure, and you may be able to fix the issue yourself. Here are four potential reasons why your outlet stopped working and what you can do about it.

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4 Extension Cord Safety Tips for a Safe New Year

While the holiday season is the perfect time for decorating your home with colorful indoor and outdoor lighting, heavy use of indoor and outdoor extension cords can also occur year round. If extension cords are misused, they can start a fire or cause other kinds of damage to your home. Here are four extension cord safety tips to protect your home during the holidays and all throughout the year.

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3 Reasons to Heavy Up for the New Year

With everyone at home more often during the holiday season, you may notice that your electrical system is not operating as efficiently as it should. If your home is more than 30 years old, you may have an electrical system that cannot meet all your electronic devices and holiday lights’ demands. An upgrade to your electrical panel, referred to as a heavy up, resolves issues from not carrying enough power. Here are three reasons why you should heavy up for the new year.

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A Gift of Electrical Service Helps Aging in Place

With the year coming to a close, you may be working on your holiday shopping list. If you are looking for a practical gift for that hard-to-shop-for person, consider giving the gift of electrical service this year. Many homeowners, including those who may be aging in place, need to have repairs done around their homes. You can help someone you love with future maintenance and service. Here are a few ideas for giving electrical service as a Christmas gift.

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Do Dimmers Save Electricity?

Dimmers are handy tools that make lighting more personal. The advancements in dimmer switches have come a long way since they were first introduced in 1959. They are now frequently used to create the desired mood and can be controlled in many different ways. But can they save you money? Let’s look deeper into the cost savings of dimmer switches.

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