Can’t Find Just the Right Lamp? Make Your Own!

Category: Lighting

If you can’t find just the right lamp to suit you or add interest to your Chicagoland home, consider making one. You can use almost anything for the base-a stack of old books, old crockery, a bottle, an old bobbin, even a stack of baseballs. The only criterion is that you have to be able […]

Purge the Surge in Chicagoland

Category: Power Surge

An electrical surge is the equivalent to all of a sudden having extra blood and it bursting through your body, damaging all of the sensitive veins and capillaries. You wouldn’t want your laptop or 40 inch plasma television to have to go through an ordeal like that would you? Unfortunately, without some kind of protection, […]

Wireless Lighting Control? This is Even Better Than the Clapper!

Category: Lighting

Without the right control systems in place, your lighting fixtures might as well be bare bulbs. Use this guide to lighting control systems and you’ll be sure to get the scoop on all of your lighting control needs. Whether it’s for your bathroom, kitchen, den, bedroom, basement or living room, a lighting control system can […]

Arc Flash is Not a Super Hero

Category: Uncategorized

Your Chicago electrician has your best interest at heart when it comes to electrical safety.  Learn here about a common cause of electrical accidents. And be sure to call your electrician should you need any assistance with electrical repairs or for a technician to perform a safety inspection. Arc flash is a short circuit through […]

First Aid For Electrical Shocks in Chicagoland

Category: Electrical

Let’s Clear Up the Con-Fuse-Ion

Category: Panel Upgrades

Every Chicagoland home has an electrical switchboard. It protects the electrical wiring system in your home. As part of your home maintenance checks or when you are doing your next renovations, have a look inside your switchboard. This is where the main power switch, along with a number of fuses or circuit breakers are located. […]

Respect Electrical Receptacles

Category: Electrical

If you look around your Chicagoland home, chances are you will find different kinds of electrical receptacles. These different varieties are all used for different purposes, and it is important to understand their intended usage to avoid making mistakes. Even the voltage can vary between these receptacle varieties, so you should take the time to […]

New Year – New Smoke Alarm Batteries

Category: Smoke Alarms

Few would dispute the immense benefit that having smoke alarms installed in your Chicagoland home can have. They come in many shapes and sizes. They can be elaborate installations such as those installed in hotel complexes or they can consist of a simple device bought at a Chicagoland hardware store and installed by you. Whatever […]

Are You Up on Your Bulbs in Chicago?

Category: Lighting

What is the difference between the incandescent, CFL and LED lights? Your Chicago electrician can explain in depth the differences between these types of lighting.  He can also help you choose and then install lighting that will best utilize CFLs should you chooses to go that route after you have explored the differences. This includes […]

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 […]

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