Are you a resolution kind of person? If so, we've come up with a few electrical resolutions that are good ideas to keep your home safe and sound. So this year, instead of making a bunch of resolutions you’ll give up on by February, take a look at these smart ideas to start 2022 off safely.
Tips from Wilcox Electric
Many homeowners want to learn the nuts and bolts of how their houses and the systems within are put together. Some folks are avid DIYers and like to tackle many projects themselves; others simply want to know what warning signs to look for and how to assess the safety and quality of workmanship. When it comes to a home's electrical system, junction boxes play a role that every good homeowner should understand.
Old homes, such as many in DC's historic neighborhoods, have their charms to be sure. We love them! But the purpose of any home is to provide a safe and comfortable shelter and living space for your family. Outdated electrical wiring is a particular concern to new owners of old houses.
Your electrical service panel is the brain of your home’s electrical system. It is the dedicated place where the hardware of your electrical circuits is located. The electrical service panel is most often found in a basement or a laundry room, convenient but not primary living space. The service panel is always located on an outside wall. A proper assessment of your electrical service panel for capacity and proper function can save problems and aggravation in the future.
DC Electrical storms are frequent - sometimes daily - summer occurrences in this hot, humid climate. Fire and electrical damage can happen before you know it. If you aren’t prepared, you could lose everything. Informed homeowners know how to protect their homes and possessions best when that lightning starts to flash.
The time has come to sell your house, and you want to make every penny you can. The tricky part can be determining what to repair or replace before the sale and what you should leave as-is for the buyer. You can often recoup the money you invest in repairs in the selling process if you do things right. Here are few tips to help you get the most ROI on your pre-sale fix-ups.
Outdoor living spaces are more important than ever in our lives today, don’t you agree? We’ve all spent plenty of time isolated and indoors, and the time to bust out and enjoy outdoor living is here*. Whether you’re on the deck, the patio, or the porch, two priorities matter – safety and comfort.
Have you ever found that when you turn on a window air conditioner to cool a stuffy or too-hot room, your lights go off? The typical issue here is that the AC unit flipped a circuit breaker.
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.
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.