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Homeowners Ask: Are Junction Boxes Necessary?

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.

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Light Up Outdoor Living For Summertime Fun

The entire country was on hold waiting for Summer 2021, and now, we're in it! Family and friends together, drinks on the patio, BBQs on the deck, and a season for soaking up the very best of the Washington metro region. If you haven't done so already, it's not too late to light up your outdoor living spaces for summer (and year-round) fun!

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Air Conditioning Options and Electrical Requirements

You might think it’s kind of odd that we dedicate this post to air conditioning when that’s not our gig. (You need an HVAC pro for that!) But we know you either have or want to air-condition on those hot DC summer days, and there are some electrical issues to consider. So we’ll look at central air conditioning, window air conditioning, and mini-splits so you can decide what is most suitable for your home and budget.

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Plan Ahead for a Return to More Social Living

As spring turns into summer, we look forward to life opening up to more social living once again. Hoping that the summer of 2021 will bring us back to the connected lifestyle we’ve been missing, it’s time to start making plans. Now is a perfect time to consider things you can do to make those gatherings even more enjoyable.

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

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.

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Hybrid Work and School May Be Here to Stay

Adjust, adjust and adjust some more. Many of us could sum up the past year or so with that motto. Between viruses and vaccines, work and school, lockdowns, and re-openings, if you haven’t had to adjust things in your life, you’re one of the few. A lot of Americans frantically searched for ways to respond to the changes in business and schools. What began as temporary adjustments are now turning into permanent solutions for a lot of us.

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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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Extend Your Outdoor Living Season This Year

Spending time with family at home has become more important than ever, and even having a few close friends over may be preferable to spending time at other public venues. Don’t let the good times end when cooler weather arrives. By adding features that make spending time at home outdoors comfortable and practical, you can extend your outdoor living season this year. 

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Flickering Lights: What Might Cause That?

Electrical power in our homes is something most of us take for granted. An older generation can remember the days before the Rural Electrification Administration under President Roosevelt enabled every American home to enjoy access to electrical power. Flickering oil lamps were the normal source of light. But when your modern home has flickering lights, you should investigate. 

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