How Knot to Use Extension Cords in Chicagoland

Common sense safety practices save lives and property.  This is especially true when using extension cords.  Remember that extension cords are only for temporary use, and shouldn’t be used long term or permanently attached.  If you find that you are constantly in need of extension cords to plug in consistently used appliances or components, a […]

AFCI & GFI FYI

Category: Uncategorized

So you’re getting ready to add an addition to your Chicagoland home. Maybe you’re simply planning to upgrade your electrical service panel. Your Chicagoland electrical contractor coming out to give you quotes is all telling you that you should replace your existing circuit breakers with AFCI breakers – but what are they? Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter […]

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 […]

Oh No! Turkey’s In The Oven And The Power Is Out!

Having an emergency electrical situation at your Chicagoland home or office is never a pleasant experience. Losing power in your home due to a storm, or suddenly having your HVAC system shut off during a hot summer or cold winter is not only uncomfortable, but also potentially dangerous. Luckily there is your professional Chicagoland electrician […]

Get On The Right Track With Your Chicagoland Home Lighting Options

Category: Lighting

Track lighting can be tricky to use properly in your Chicagoland home. It has two strengths over most other sorts of lighting. First, it is flexible. You can easily move your fixtures from one place to another across your ceiling. Second, it is directed. Rather than light rooms generally, it generates beams that fall on […]

Foil The Grinch By Adding Exterior Lighting Around Your Chicagoland Home

Outdoor lighting is typically thought of as a way to beautify the exterior appearance of any Chicagoland home. While it does accomplish that, the installation of landscape lighting can have an impact on the safety of yourself, your family and your belongings.  Consult with your Chicagoland electrician to discuss the various options in outdoor lighting and […]

Don’t Pull A Clark Griswold With Your Chicagoland Holiday Lighting

Holiday lighting is a fun activity for many families. However, they must always first consider lighting safety. It is a good idea to consult your Chicagoland electrician because he or she might be able to suggest the proper equipment or even install the safest outlets. A thorough electrical system safety inspection is always a good idea. […]

So Much to Plug In And So Few Outlets In Chicago

So Much to Plug In And So Few Outlets In Chicago Electrical outlets are an indispensable part of most homes. In fact, you might even find that you need a few more electrical receptacles installed in one or more rooms of your Chicago home in order to support the appliances and equipment you wish to […]

What Instances May Call For An Emergency Chicago Electrician?

Electricity is an essential commodity today. There is hardly a home in the country that does not utilize this form of energy. When the power goes off or a fault is discovered, there is always the temptation to try and rectify the situation ourselves. This would be a mistake and one that could be costly! […]

Why Only A Chicagoland Electrician Should Upgrade Your Service Panel

Category: Panel Upgrades

Electrical demands created by modern technology put more stress on older electrical systems. Also, insurance companies have started to deny renewals to homes equipped with electric panels that have been known to cause electrical fires and have not been replaced by a qualified Chicagoland electrician. A service panel distributes electricity throughout your Chicagoland building. The […]



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