Do Ceiling Fans Really Help in the Summer?

  Contrary to popular belief, ceiling fans aren’t meant to cool your space. Fans are actually meant to enhance the temperature of your rooms, whether warm or cool. Ceiling fans keep air moving, having different effects depending on the seasons and how you use them. Do ceiling fans help air conditioning and heating systems? Yes,…

How to Conserve Energy During Rolling Blackouts

  What are rolling blackouts? Rolling blackouts, or rotating outages, are systematic, temporary power outages that help bring balance to the supply and demand of electricity in the market. Usually, the government agency that oversees the power grid in your state will call for rolling blackouts and your electric utility will administer temporary outages to…

How to Use a Generator Responsibly

      Portable Generators can supply power for basic needs during a power outage. They produce electricity, so using common sense and care are both important. Power outages are regional events and can affect just a few homes or entire neighborhoods covering many blocks. If the outage area is small, it may only take…

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 Here are some of the top causes of electrical fires: Outdated or Worn-Out Electrical…

Signs Your Home Has Outdated Wiring

Outdated wiring in your home can cause serious safety issues. Every year, inadequate outdated wiring causes home fires.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 Let’s take a look at the warning signs that are associated with outdated or faulty wiring.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…