How to Prevent An Electrical Fire in Your Chicago Home

In 2011, there were 47,700 fires reported US fire department that we caused by some kind of electrical problem, according the Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Many of these fires lead to serious injuries or even fatalities, and most could have been prevented. Making sure that your Chicago home’s electrical system is completely safe at all […]

Preventing Electrical Shock: Electrical Safety though Electrical Repairs in Barrington

When is the last time that you had your electrical system looked at? An electricians job is to safely assess your electrical system so you don’t have to fear getting shocked when plugging something in to the outlets. Barrington electrical repairs can prevent things like this from happening. You can save money and time through […]

Chicagoland Electrical Repairs: Don’t “Do-It-Yourself”

There are some home repairs and projects that you simply can’t do on your own. The DIY movement is rapidly growing, and it’s easy to see why. DIY projects are satisfying, fun, and you’ll see home improvements get done without having to pay for a contractor. Your Chicagoland electrical repairs are important as well, and […]

10 Tips for Chicago Electrical Work and Your Safety

When you’re considering electrical work you should put safety first. This article gives a few pointers regarding electricity and safety for you, your family and your home. Never take risks where electricity is concerned. Electricity can cause serious burns, health problems and kill. If you’re not qualified to do electrical works then get a registered […]

Are You Smarter Than an Electric Meter?

“Smart” electric meters are electronic devices that track and record a customer’s electric use. Electric utilities have been replacing old, analog meters that are read manually once a month with new, digital smart meters that automatically capture information about electricity consumption and transmit it back to electric companies. Smart meters offer the following benefits and […]

Fight the Power (Save Some $$)

If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you’d like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption You can use this formula to estimate an appliance’s energy use: (Wattage × Hours Used Per Day) ÷ 1000 = Daily […]

Electric Power Meter: A Good Read

An electric power meter is a very accurate instrument that measures the amount of electricity you use. If you look through the glass enclosure, you will see a rotating metal disc. It rotates in proportion to the amount of electricity that’s being used at that time. The more electricity you are using at any given […]

Cracking the Color Code of Chicagoland Electrical Wiring

Electrical wiring is something that requires foresight, planning, and a certain degree of know-how. Going into electrical wiring without these tools at your disposal can potentially have some pretty frightening consequences! Electricity isn’t something to be toyed with haphazardly. Having said that, it’s not something that you should necessarily be afraid of either. There are various […]

Tools of the Chicagoland Electrician’s Trade

It is impossible to imagine a day without electricity in our lives. Though you always rely on a good Chicagoland electrical contractor in to make any major electrical repair or to upgrade the electrical wiring in your Chicagoland home, there are times when you may desire to put on the electrician’s hat to make minor […]

Chicagoland Electrical Repair Services

Both commercial and residential properties can always use a trustworthy Chicago electrician for repair services. Some electrical damages might be caused by bad weather, or the building itself could be old making it vulnerable to wire failures and other malfunctions. No matter what the electrical problem is though, it is best not to try and […]

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