Tips from Wilcox Electric

man-climbing-to-attic-with-insulation-wilcox-electric-dc

Before You Insulate that Attic Crawl Space

The attic crawl space gets the most attention at Christmastime when the decorations come out. The rest of the year, most people ignore it. It’s not filled with heirlooms and Grandma’s goodies. It’s just a crawl space, maybe barely that in the many flat-roofed row homes that abound in Washington, DC. However, when you’re thinking about adding insulation, it could be that your crawl space just stepped up to the most critical place in the house.

Read More
icicles-on-ceiling-fan-credit-thomas-black

Water + Electricity = Extreme Danger

The entire country is watching the disaster in Texas right now, causing myriad problems from a complete weather surprise in a state that wasn’t ready for such an unprecedented occurrence of snow, ice, and bitter cold. You may have seen the photo of the icicles hanging from a ceiling fan in USA Today this week that has gone viral. It’s an absolute nightmare, and the entire country is holding Texas in love and support right now.

Read More
awakened-by-smoke-alarm-beep-wilcox-electric-dc

9-Volt vs. 10-year Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

We've all been there. It's two in the morning. You've been asleep for a few hours and don't expect to wake until six. Then it happens, so fast you wonder if you imagined it. Beep. You roll over thinking it's nothing and beep. Beep, Beep. Beep. The smoke alarm is chirping like a demented bird hanging out right above the doorway. The battery is dead. And, unless you're wiser than most of us, you need to head to the closest convenience store and buy a 9-Volt battery.

Read More
home-equals-question-mark-pandemic-wilcox-electric-dc

Pandemic Living Continues in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to stay home in 2020. It looks as though home will continue to be "life central" well into 2021, too. Why not consider some additional ways to make home a bit more life-friendly with everyone spending more time indoors? Here are a few suggestions to help create a safer and more comfortable environment while staying home this year.

Read More
family-at-home-with-safe-electrical-system-wilcox-electric-dc

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.

Read More