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Home Electricity Tips for December

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Dec 7, 2017 11:33:16 AM

Enjoy this guest article from our sister company Hot Wire Electric in Greenville, South Carolina.

It looks like winter is well on its way—we’ve been noticing frost on our cars and lawns several mornings recently.  And while NOAA predicts a warmer-than-usual winter (we’ll see if that holds true), we still want to be prepared for cooler days ahead.

Here are some home electrical tips to prepare you for the start of the winter season:

Keep your home cozy—but also efficient

We love coming home to a nice, cozy home on a cold day. But instead of just cranking up the thermostat 24/7, use these tips to save energy while also staying plenty warm!

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Can I use a higher watt bulb than recommended?

Posted by Admin on Jul 6, 2017 10:18:30 AM

Enjoy this guest article from our sister company Hot Wire Electric in Greenville, South Carolina.

Let’s say you want to brighten up a dark room. You purchase a bright 100-watt incandescent light bulb, but when you go to screw the first bulb into your lamp, you notice it has a warning label that says “Maximum 60 Watts.”

“Well,” you think, “What’s the worst that can happen?”

The short answer: a home fire. And even if the bulb is removed before a fire starts, the overloaded current can do permanent damage to your wiring.

Let’s take a closer look on why this is:

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Going On Vacation? Here Are Our Top Electrical Tips

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Mar 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We here at Ken's Plumbing can keep your toilets flushing, drains flowing, and water heater hot, but we aren't much help when it comes to the electrical problems you may encounter.

To help you understand some of the most common electrical problems faced by a home or business, enjoy this guest article from our sister company Hot Wire Electric in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Guest Post: What Are The Signs Of An Electrical Issue In My Home?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Feb 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We here at Ken's Plumbing can keep your toilets flushing, drains flowing, and water heater hot, but we aren't much help when it comes to the electrical problems you may encounter.

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Guest Post: Surge Protectors — Here's What You Don't Know

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We here at Ken's Plumbing can keep your toilets flushing, drains flowing, and water heater hot, but we aren't much help when it comes to the electrical problems you may encounter.

To help you understand one of the most common electrical problems faced by a home or business, enjoy this guest article from our sister company Hot Wire Electric in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Guest Post: Electrical Safety At Christmas

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Dec 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We here at Ken's Plumbing can keep your toilets flushing, drains flowing, and water heater hot, but we aren't much help when it comes to the electrical problems you may encounter. To help you understand one of the most common electrical problems faced by a home or business, enjoy this guest article from our sister company Hot Wire Electric in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Guest Post: Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jul 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We here at Ken's Plumbing can keep your toilets flushing, drains flowing, and water heater hot, but we aren't much help when it comes to the electrical problems you may encounter. To help you understand one of the most common electrical problems faced by a home or business, enjoy this guest article from our sister company Hot Wire Electric in Greenville, South Carolina.

You probably don't think of your breaker box too often, but right now your circuit breaker is tucked away in your home protecting all of your circuits and wiring from overworking, overheating, and starting a fire.

You see, your breaker box acts as the hub for all of your circuits and is designed to "trip" and turn individual circuits off if they become overloaded. One trip is usually no cause for concern, but constant tripping is your breaker box's call for help.

In this article, we walk you through how to reset a tripped circuit, and help you identify the cause of a serial tripper:

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Topics: Electrical