Staying Safe Around Electricity At Home

  • Precautions To Remember When Using A Generator For Emergency Power

    22 March 2016

    Adverse weather conditions like ice storms, heavy snow or severe thunderstorms can all leave you without power, making a portable generator a prudent investment. Before you go shopping though it's important that you understand some precautions you'll need to take to keep your home and the people working to restore power safe. Being prepared and knowing what is involved in responsible operation of your generator will ensure that you're ready the next time the lights go out.

  • Ensuring The Best Results With An Electrician

    2 March 2016

    Your home requires electrical repairs, and you're looking to find a qualified electrician or electrical contractor. But you aren't sure where to begin. This simple process will help you narrow your search down to the best candidates. Checklist For Pre-Hiring Procedures Before hiring an electrical contractor, you need to create a list of local experts and eliminate ones that don't work for you. Cut your list of potential electrical contractors by gauging this information:

  • Everything You Need To Know About Rheostats

    2 March 2016

    Rheostats are also called a variable/adjustable resistor because it is used for applications that require adjustments or different degrees of resistance in an electrical current, without disrupting the flow of the current. It is beneficial in starting or controlling motor speeds, dimming lights, or other adjustments needed in generator operations. Continue reading to learn more about how rheostats work. How it Works Ohm's law is the principle behind a rheostat. The current decreases as the resistance increases.

  • 3 Jobs Best Left To An Electrician

    2 March 2016

    If you consider yourself a handy person, you might be tempted to take on a few electrical projects around the house and do them yourself. However, depending on the age and state of your wiring, as well as the complexity of the project, it is best that you hire electrical services to do the following electrical projects for you. Circuit Breaker Upgrade Circuit breaker upgrades should be done if you are adding new appliances to your home that take up more power, notice that your electricity is constantly failing, or know that your home doesn't supply enough power.