Three Prong Outlet

Reasons to Upgrade to Three-Prong Electrical Outlets

    When considering electrical upgrades around their home, many homeowners tend to overlook a simple yet especially useful modification: upgrading their two-prong outlets to three-prong outlets. There are several reasons why you should consider this small but substantial improvement. Lack of grounding Ground wires keep people and electronics safe from electrical faults and surges…

Are Energy Monitors Worth It?

  Home energy monitors (HEM) are Wi-Fi enabled devices that are installed in your home’s electrical panel. Many HEMs only provide the whole home view of your usage. Some HEM devices give you real time data on how energy is being used in your home. A device like the Sense Home Energy Monitor discovers the…

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Knowing how to read an electric meter could alert you to discrepancies on your electric bill and help you keep track of your monthly energy use. There are four types of electric meters: digital, electronic, smart meters, and traditional dial meters. Use this handy guide to help learn how to read your electric meter, no…

Electric Fireplace Heater Safety Tips

Electric fireplaces are a much less expensive alternative to adding a wood-burning fireplace to your home. Electric models provide a significant amount of heat for small spaces, reducing the need to crank up the furnace, thus saving you money on your energy bill. Electric fireplaces are indeed a great alternative to other energy-guzzling options. In…

Why Is My Light Switch Warm?

Homeowners become highly concerned when they notice a light switch is hot. It’s a natural instinct to feel concerned since it is out of the ordinary, but whether this is a dangerous situation actually depends on the type of switch you are using. Standard light switches are different from dimmer switches, and with this issue,…

Would Your Home Pass an Electrical Inspection?

  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are nearly 25,000 electrical fires each year in homes throughout the country. Many of those could have been easily prevented. So, would your home pass an electrical safety inspection? Here are some things a professional electrician would look for during home inspection: Faulty Wires Faulty wires are…