Electrical Articles

10 Ways To Cut Your Electric Bill

One of the major concerns in the world today is depletion of energy. As concerned citizens all of us must make a concerted effort to be conscious citizens and save electricity. Electricity has become integral to life but imagine having to live without power in your Chicago home. [Read More]

When Do You Need an Electrician?

Just what do you need an electrician for? Well, most people think that you only need an electrician when you are constructing a new home, but this is simply not the case. In fact, if you have anything in your home that has to do with electricity and it needs repairs, it is far better to call in an electrician and to get them to fix it for you. If you make a mistake while trying to fix your own wiring and the like, such an error can be quite costly to you. [Read More]

Buying Surge Suppressors- Protect Your Home from Power Surges

Everyday, accidents due to electrical damages and faulty wiring occur in many homes - accidents that could have been prevented by surge suppressors. Do not wait for tragedy to happen. Voltage spikes are very common, sometimes resulting to fire and even loss of life. That is why it is very important to invest in surge suppressors. [Read More]

Electrical Safety Tips

Post Storm Safety - Workers and employers must take extreme caution while attempting to restore power or clear areas near downed power lines. In one instance, a worker lost his life after removing trees from a de-energized power line that had been knocked down by the storm. While inspecting the completed work, the man stepped on the line and was electrocuted by "feedback" energy from a portable backup generator at a nearby gas station. [Read More]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Network Data Cabling

With more and more devices and electronics being designed to make use of wireless networks for network connectivity, it's necessary to evaluate network data cabling before setting up a new device or system in your home or office. In many cases, a network that makes of use physical cabling will be more robust and secure network than a one based upon wireless technology. Read on for a few of the advantages of network data cabling, as well as some of the disadvantages with respect to wireless networks. [Read More]

Bring Old Homes and Garages Up-To-Date With Electrical Panel Upgrades

Older Chicago homes have their charms, but they often lack the capacity for modern conveniences. Update your home and garage with a call to your local overhead door company and your Chicago electricians today! [Read More]

Stylish Outdoor Lighting

Stylish outdoor lighting makes your home much more beautiful. It also provides a safer and more secure living area. It increases the number of pleasurable hours you spend outdoors and is an investment that pays off handsomely in the value it adds to your home. Outdoor lighting will accentuate any outdoor living area. Outdoor lighting is available in contemporary and modern designs and is durable and water-resistant to hold up to all weather climates. [Read More]

Landscape Lighting - The Advantages of Low Voltage Lighting Systems

Landscape lighting systems can be divided into two main categories: Regular and Low Voltage. The regular voltage systems run on your homes 120v power and need to be hooked into your system like the other electrical fixtures. Low Voltage landscape lighting systems run off of a transformer that can be plugged into a regular outdoor receptacle. The transformer lowers the electrical output and then feeds the correct voltage to the lights that are hooked to the system. [Read More]

Surge Protectors- Why You Should Invest in a Surge Protector for your Computer & Appliances

Protect your appliances and devices from voltage spikes by using high-quality surge protectors. Voltage spikes usually occur when lightning strikes or when there is faulty wiring. They can cause damage to your programmable appliances and equipment and even cause fires. That’s why surge protectors are necessary. [Read More]

The Benefits of Having a Home Theater

Many people want to watch movie in wide-screen on a theater. Now, the technology allows you to watch movie in wide-screen right from your home. Watching movie in your living room is more interesting than going to a movie theater. [Read More]

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