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Who can forget the extravagant holiday lighting display Clark Griswold created in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"? We agree with Clark — when it comes to Christmas lights, more is almost always better. However, covering your home in lights this season is sure to increase your energy bill...Continue Reading

There's nothing more festive than decorating your home with twinkling, colorful Christmas lights. But festivity quickly turns to annoyance when holiday lights won’t stay on. Keep reading to learn what to do if your Christmas lights fuse bulb keeps blowing.

Why Do Christmas Lights Blow...Continue Reading

Does walking into your basement send chills down your spine? Your basement doesn't need to look like a dungeon out of a horror flick. The right lighting solutions will make the room feel more inviting. Whether you use the basement as a den, game room, or home office, installing the right...Continue Reading

Electrical fires account for about 51,000 residential fires each year. Think your home is safe? Understanding the risks and causes of electrical fires is the best...Continue Reading

While it’s normal for a dimmer switch to be warm to the touch when in operation, at no point should it feel really hot, like it’s overheating. Pinpointing the exact cause of your dimmer being too hot can be tricky. Keep reading to learn how hot your dimmer can be, and the steps you can take to...Continue Reading

A broken circuit breaker increases the risk of an electrical overload occurring in your home. An overload can cause a short circuit to occur and in extreme cases, can pose a fire risk.

Testing a circuit breaker is necessary to determine the flow of electricity in a circuit breaker panel...Continue Reading

Circuit breakers can fail for multiple reasons. Most of the time it’s due to an overloaded circuit, a circuit breaker that wasn’t reset properly, or a short circuit.

And when it comes down to it, circuit breakers are there to protect you from electrical faults and fires, so it’s...Continue Reading

Your breaker box connects your home to the electricity grid and diverts the electricity flowing into your home to the different rooms and appliances you use. When the switches in the breaker box are flipped, a current of electrons runs along copper wires and energizes your...Continue Reading

The days of pumpkin flambé a la tea light are over. Newer, safer, and far more entertaining ways of lighting your precious Halloween pumpkins now exist. Ranging in price from a slight splurge to amazingly affordable, deviously deck out your pumpkin with the latest LED lighting tricks and treats...Continue Reading

Does your back porch just seem dreary or dark? Is your front entryway not as inviting as you’d like it to be? Spruce up your space with some new exterior lighting!

Updating your outside fixtures can enliven (and enlighten) your outdoor area and boost your curb appeal. Not sure where to...Continue Reading