Why We Spring Forward Every Year

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Mar 12, 2021 10:52:11 AM

As the snow melts, the temperature climbs and the daylight lasts longer every day, it’s once again time to "spring" the clocks forward an hour! This annual event brings more daylight to the back half of the day, allowing people more opportunities to complete those “to-do” lists.

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Topics: Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detectors, daylight savings time

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

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jan 29, 2021 11:50:38 AM

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.

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Topics: Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detectors

Pandemic Living Continues in 2021

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Jan 21, 2021 7:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detectors, Installation of smart technology, Energy usage, Home security, pandemic living

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