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Extension Cord Safety Tips

While extension cords are commonly used in a variety of settings to power many different devices, they are often used carelessly and are one of the leading causes of electrical fires in North America. To minimize the risks associated with extension cords, it is important to understand how to use them safely. As leading providers…

What are Ungrounded Outlets?

Electrical outlets are crucial yet often-overlooked elements of your home or commercial facility. While some individuals may think that all outlets are the same, this is not the case. For optimal electrical safety in any setting, it is important to understand what ungrounded outlets are, what they look like, and the hazards they can present….

Appliances That Can Trip Your Circuit Breaker

Have you ever turned a device on in your home only to have the circuit breaker trip seconds later? Due to the abundance of appliances that can trip your circuit breaker, this occurrence is more common than you may think. Tripped circuit breakers are especially common for older homes with old electrical panels and circuit…

Important Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Freezing temperatures, snow, and excessive precipitation can put intense stress on your home’s electrical system. To ensure that your home stays safe and comfortable throughout the cold winter months, there are many precautions and other actions that should be performed. As leading providers of commercial and residential electrical services, the team at Expert Electric knows…

How to Cut Energy Costs for Commercial Buildings

When it comes to commercial facilities such as office buildings, restaurants, and warehouses, energy costs can account for one of their largest expenses over time. That is why it is crucial for businesses of all sizes to understand how to cut energy costs for commercial buildings and save money. As leading providers of commercial electrical…

The Weather and Energy Usage

The relationship between the weather and energy usage is a perpetual cycle. As temperatures spike or drop, energy use will increase or decrease due to a variety of factors. For example, as temperatures become colder, you will likely spend more money heating your home and trying to maintain a comfortable temperature. As leading providers of…

Advantages of Smart Home Wiring

Smart wiring systems combine various types of wires that are commonly found within a typical home into a single platform. This unified platform allows homeowners to easily manage and control technology (security cameras, thermostats, lights, television, etc.) throughout their home with their phone. While many people view smart home wiring as a fad or passing…

Why Your Plugs Keep Falling out of Your Outlets

Electrical outlets are an element of your home that can be easy to take for granted. When an outlet is functioning normally, homeowners and tenants often do not give them a second look when plugging devices in. Once an outlet starts to wear down, it can cause multiple devices in key areas of your home…

Benefits of Electric Water Heaters

If you prefer warm showers or use hot water to wash your laundry, you likely understand the importance of water heaters. These units are heavily used every day in the average home, making them a vital part of your daily life. If your current hot water tank is nearing the end of its life and…

Do Ceiling Fans Save you Money?

When it comes to the intense heat of summer and the freezing cold of winter, it can be difficult to maintain the comfort of your home without drastically increasing energy costs. While central air conditioning and heating systems can produce great results, they are often quite expensive and can cost several dollars per day to…