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What Is Whole House Surge Protection?

Power strips vs. Full surge protection Surge protection is NOT provided by those power strips. They are good to provide power to multiple devices but that's about it. Only a FEW of them are actually surge protectors. Even then, they only protect what's plugged into them. Larger appliances or electronics can still suffer damage. For the best protection, invest in a whole house surge protection installation for your Columbia CT home. What is a power surge? A power surge happens when there's a...

Columbia CT Electrician Offers Free Safety Checks

National Electrical Safety month Your local Columbia CT electrician is offering FREE electrical safety checks this month. Why? May is National Electrical Safety month. Each year, we provide this offer to our valued homeowners. We want everyone to protected from electrical dangers and fire hazards. Every May, ESFI chooses a different topic to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated...

What's Hiding in YOUR Electrical Panel?

Last week, we gave you a checklist to get your home ready for Spring. This week, we want to remind you to look your electrical system as well. While plumbing problems can be a nuisance, electrical issues can be a fire hazard. We want you to have a safe Spring season. Check your electrical panel Most Marlborough homes have an electrical panel. You may call it the breaker box or circuit panel. Older homes may still have a fuse box. It can be found in the basement of your home or sometimes in a...

4 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Is it time to upgrade your electrical panel? Do you know what dangers to be on the lookout for in your electrical panel? You may call it a fuse panel, circuit box or breaker box. If you still have fuses, you have a very old electrical system. If you have breakers, your system may be newer but show signs of aging. Your local Storrs CT electrician has some tips on what to look for to help you decide if it's time for a panel upgrade . Water damage When you open the door to your electrical panel,...

Pro Electrician Advice: Holiday Safety Tips

Your local Columbia CT electrician wants your family to stay SAFE during holiday decorating. We always look forward to sharing wonderful tips & graphics from ESFI each year. Please share this information with your friends and family on Facebook to help us get the word out! Let's work together to keep the holidays safe for everyone! 6 ways to prevent holiday fires Keep all decorations at least 3 feet away from heat sources , such as candles, fireplaces, and radiators. Check all your light cords...

Pro Electrician Advice: Practice Pool Electrical Safety

Your local Columbia CT electrician wants you to stay safe while you're having fun this summer. You may remember to slather on the sunscreen and chug plenty of water, but electrical safety isn't usually on the top of your mind. Electricity & water Electricity and water don't mix. That's not news to anyone. However, the CPSC reports that there's been 60 electrocutions and 50 serious electrical shocks involving electrical hazards in and around swimming pools since 1990. Electrical hazards include...

Electrician Tip: 4 Signs of an Outdated Electrical System

Inspect your electrical system annually Overheated wires in Windham CT The electrical system in your CT home should be looked over each year. New England weather, electricity demands and pests can all prematurely age your system. They can also create fire hazards and put your family's safety at risk. Your electrical system has a lifespan of about 20 years. After that, you need to start planning for an upgrade . A Rapid Service CT electrician will update your meter sockets, wiring, and other...

Electrical Safety: Holiday Decorating

Holiday electrical safety Electrical safety isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when the boxes are brought down from the attic. The kids are giddy to find their favorite ornaments. You're filled with nostalgia as you dust off the menorah. No matter what holiday you celebrate, there are some things to keep in mind as you transform your home for the season. ESFI conducted a study and found that: "...almost two-thirds of respondents use electric lights in their indoor decorating...

Electrical Panel vs. Fuse Box: The Difference

What is an electrical panel? Your electrical panel, sometimes known as a circuit breaker or breaker box , is usually found in the basement of your Connecticut home. Electricity is carried through the poles outside dotting your neighborhood. A wire leads from one of those poles to your home to what's called the outside service . The power is then directed inside your home to your electrical panel. When you open the panel cover, you'll see a bunch of numbered switches. Each of those switches is...

Electrical Safety Checklist for Fall

Happy first day of Autumn! The pumpkin spice coffee and well, all things pumpkin have been devoured the last couple weeks. But now that summer's officially behind us, it's time to get down to business. Preparing for the colder winter is no easy feat in Eastern CT. Winters are long and harsh. Even the most seasoned New Englander needs a little help to get ready for it. Fall is the perfect time to get a head start! The Electrical Safety Foundation International [ESFI] put together this helpful...

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