Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips

Here you’ll find strategies to help you save energy and keep costs down during the spring and summer when the weather is warm, and you are trying to keep your home cool. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and…

Electrical Fires

What Causes Electrical Fires?

Electrical fires account for about 51,000 residential fires each year. Understanding the risks and causes of electrical fires is the best way to protect your family. How do electrical fires start? All it takes is excessive heat or a single spark. Here are some of the top causes of electrical fires: Outdated or Worn-Out Electrical…

Signs Your Home Has Outdated Wiring

Outdated wiring in your home can cause serious safety issues. Every year, inadequate outdated wiring causes home fires. How do you know if your home needs rewiring? Let’s take a look at the warning signs that are associated with outdated or faulty wiring. Frayed Wiring Frayed wiring is an obvious sign that something is not…

How to Properly Use a Power Strip

Power strips and extension cords are just a fact of modern life. We have so many appliances, tools, and toys that need power, and only so many outlets. What’s the Difference Between a Power Strip & an Extension Cord? Put simply enough, power strips are the ones that are one length of cable that has…

Top 4 Things to Never Plug into a Surge Protector

  According to the US consumer product safety commission, every year electric extension cords cause about 4,000 trips to hospital emergency rooms. The misuse of electric extension cords and power strips also cause more than three thousand house fires every year, killing about 50 people and injuring over 250. Here are some rules on how…