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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The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people, holiday lighting is an integral part of the celebrations. Here are some tips to enhance your home with festive lighting that won’t jeopardize your safety or your wallet.
The holidays are here, and many of us will be online shopping this season. Packages will be delivered and left on porches and doorsteps, leaving them vulnerable to theft. Here are some ways to keep Grinches from spoiling your holiday shopping fun.
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.
Many senior adults prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. The “Aging in Place” movement reflects aging adults’ desire to avoid moving in with family or other assisted living options. If this sounds familiar, you may be wondering how you can help your aging parents remain in their home safely. Let's look at two things you can do to get started.
If you own a home that is 10 years old or more, you may need to consider some electrical upgrades for better safety and service. We recommend the following as you create your 2020 plan for electrical updates to your home.
With everyday home projects, it’s not always obvious to know when to call an electrician – and most people don’t typically think about it when considering smart home products. However, home automation technology requires wires and power, which is precisely the time to get a professional on board.
Getting up to turn off the lights or the air conditioner is quickly becoming outdated. Today, thanks to technology, homeowners are able to access necessary appliances and systems from standalone devices.
What is it? Alexa is a wireless speaker that provides you with a voice-controlled personal assistant. It has a "wake word" so that it knows you're talking to it. There seem to be two main options – Amazon Echo and Google Home – when we talk about utilizing this kind of device for management of your smart home.